The Team


Arda Çelik

Arda is currently a Padi Master Instructor and director of the company. He learnt to dive in Kalkan, Turkey in August 2004 and then completed AOW and rescue at Dosthill in England. The chance to manage the Blue Lagoon for Above & Below dive centre at Womersley in East Yorkshire came about in 2006. Divemaster …

Zeynep Çelik

Zeynep is currently a Padi IDC staff instructor and director of the company. She spent 25 years working as a laboratory technician in an East Yorkshire secondary school and evening work in a local public house where she met Arda and they have been married for 8 years. Zeynep has twin daughters and 2 grandchildren. …

Besim Şen

Besim is EDC’s resident PADI Course Director, overseeing all training in particular instructor development courses.

Hidir Arisoy

Hidir is a Padi IDC Staff Instructor and company director who has been diving with EDC for many years. He is both an experienced instructor and knowledgeable dive guide. You will often find him entertaining on the beginners day with his bubble ring trick.

Yusuf Çeşit

Yusuf is a Padi Instructor who has worked with EDC for many years. Yusuf knows the Dive sites around Fethiye like the back of his hand.

Hilary Cihansiz

Hilary works in reservations and sales for EDC. Hilary looks after sorting through the bookings, advertising EDC and organising what is happening on the boat on a day to day basis.

Mehmet Ulker Turkay

Our boat captain, also known as Papatya (Daisy). He has worked for us for 4 seasons now and is a very important member of our team spending his days transporting us too and from the dive centre to our dive sites. Maintaining the security, safety and cleanliness of Dignity is of paramount importance. His infectious …

Ali Riza Kilinç

Ali is the son of our transfer operator and is currently a qualified Padi Divemaster working on our beginners team.

Burak Gencoğlu

Burak is a Padi Assistant Instructor working on the beginners team