Here is the Latchi Watersports Team for 2019.
And, we’re sure you’ll agree, they’re a beautiful bunch of people.

Tom
Director

I’m what some might call ‘the big dog’. I’m one of the owners of Latchi Watersports and have spent many years making sure the company is the biggest and best watersports, diving and boat hire centre in Cyprus. My priority is making sure your experience with us is nothing other than amazing!

Laura Clifford - Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus

Laura
Manager

I’m the friendly face you’ll meet if you come to our beach watersports office! I’m one of the managers here at Latchi Watersports and have been with the company for years, overseeing all watersports activities and fun on the water! Beach life!

johnny chief diving instructor at Latchi Dive Center, Latchi Watersports Centre

johnny
Dive Operations Manager

I am the Dive Operations Manager at Latchi Watersports and this will be my third year with the company. I’m an experienced PADI Course Director/instructor trainer and oversee our experienced dive team. Previous to this I spent 10 years working in Southeast Asia. I’m all about diving, diving and more diving!

lucy
office manager

I’m the friendly face running the office. I’m a long term member of the Latchi Watersports family and am the face of the company thanks to my beautiful smile and professional attitude. On my days off you’ll find me topping up my tan in the Akamas National Park.

Kierron Wake - Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus

Kierron
Harbour Manager

I am the assistant manager here at the watersports, I worked my way up through the ranks with the help of my good looks and enthusiasm. I am the one, often mistaken for Tom, but I’m better looking and younger 😉

Hans Roelofs - Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus

Hans
Founder

After founding the company in 1978 with just a couple of small boats and canoes, I decided to take a back seat in 2010. I couldn’t quite cut all ties, so you’ll still find me at the centre doing briefings and boat trips. I’m also one of the commercial captains. I’m very proud of the professional organisation that Latchi Watersports has grown into.

Dave Irvine - Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus

Dave
Yacht charter captain

I’m one of the longest serving Latchi Watersports employees. I’m experienced in all aspects of the business and one of the captains for our luxury charter yachts. I’m also an instructor for the powerboat courses. I’ve been in Cyprus for over 15 years and live here with my wife and gorgeous baby daughter.

Theo Pantelli - Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus

Theo
Public Relations

I am a very proud family man, I have worked at Latchi Watersports for 6 years now and I’ve loved every season, its such good fun and everybody gets on so well. I am so jolly that at our summer Christmas party, it’s me who dons the Santa outfit. You’ll find me either under the umbrella chatting to everyone or giving coastal briefings on the deck.

Adi Carter - Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus

Adi
Chief Mechanic

I am the chief mechanic at Latchi Watersports. Originally from York, if I am not complaining about something, I am drinking Yorkshire tea – the true cup! I am here for any of your engine’s needs.

Nafe Neville - Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus

Nafe
Yacht Captain / Dive Master / Mechanic

Diver, boat driver, mechanic and sailor in that order! I also make a mean curry. As long as it involves getting wet or fed I’m in…….

Anna
PADI IDC Staff Instructor

After having spent several years working in Asia and bobbing around the Caribbean, I decided to further my career and stumbled across Latchi Watersports. After becoming a PADI IDC Staff Instructor last season, I’m looking to gain experience in other aspects of the business, so this year you’ll find me in the main office.

Katie Felvus - Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus

Kati
Boat Hire

I have lived in Cyprus for 14 years and for the last 7 years I have been working for Latchi Watersports. My main job is Sales but I am also a boat captain and the only female commercial captain in Cyprus (maybe even the Med). You’ll find me on harbour by our sales umbrella or on a boat either way come and say “Hi”

Joey Carlsberg Cheeseman - Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus

Joe
Boat Captain

Joey Carlsberg Cheeseman – I work in the harbour, doing boat briefings, guided trips and most things boat related. My favourite job is keeping the boats and myself hydrated.

odd job - Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus

Dimitar aka “Oddjob”
boats / fishing / parasailing

I started working for Latchi Watersports back in 2011. I am a commercial licenced skipper, parasailing captain and the expert fisherman with over 20 yrs experience. I am multi-lingual, speaking Bulgarian, English, Greek and Russian. Now you can see why they call me Oddjob.

Chris Maleham - Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus

chris
Waterski / Wakeboard Instructor

I started at Latchi Watersports as an intern in 2016 and within two months I was promoted to a fully-fledged member of the team. I’m now one of our experienced Waterski/Wakeboard instructors and you’ll find me at our beach watersports centre.

Krassi Radev - Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus

Krassi
boat hire

I’m the ninja of the company! I’ve been with Latchi Watersports for years and am highly experienced in all things on the water. I hold a commercial captains licence and speak many different languages.

Paul
Boat Hire

I’ve lived in Cyprus for a long time! I’m a man of many talents and have been working with the Watersports for 5 years. I’m one of the company commercial captains and you’ll often find me doing boat trips along the beautiful Akamas National Park. I also love to party and have fun.

David
PADI IDC Staff Instructor

I used to work on the cruise ships and was asked if I wanted to complete my Open Water diving course in St. Croix. From my first dive with Eagle rays and Nursing sharks, it was just……wow. So 4 years ago I decided I wanted to become an instructor and have never looked back! I’m now a PADI IDC Staff Instructor and a sailing instructor.

James Compton - Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus

james
Beach Supervisor / Senior Instructor

This is my third year with Latchi Watersports. I’m the Chief RYA sailing instructor at the beach and also help to oversee all watersports operations. I’m also a passionate diver, windsurfer and underwater photographer.

Romany Burns - Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus

romany
PADI IDC Staff Instructor

After working for several years in South America as a dive instructor, I decided to move closer to home. I joined the diving team at Latchi in 2017 and am now a PADI IDC Staff Instructor. I also have a passion for underwater photography.

Cara
Marine services

I run our new Polis shop looking after all the marine services admin and boat sales for the company. I also travel around the island looking after marketing relations with different Cyprus resorts and agents. I’ve lived in Cyprus for 4 years and this is my second year with Latchi Watersports.

Rachel Dingley
Senior Instructor / Powerboat Instructor

I have been passionate about water ever since I was little. As long as I’m around it or in it, I’m happy. I’m joining Latchi Watersports as a watersports and powerboat instructor. I’ll also be taking my PADI diving instructor exam in June!

John Dugan
PADI Divemaster

I served in the British Army for 26 years and have followed my passion for underwater swimming all round the world. After spending years coming to Latchi on holiday to dive with the LWC team, I decided to skip the rat race and make the move permanently to live the dream. I look forward to meeting new people, new experiences and new beginnings.

Josh Taylor
Boat Hire

I’ve always had a passion for the sea. I’ve been working on yachts from a young age and small pleasure boats for water skiing and wake surfing and surfing. I am itching to get back into the swing of things and become part of a team again.

Robin
Boat Hire

This is my second year with Latchi Watersports. I’m involved with all aspects of the company, but you’ll mainly find me assisting with the boat rentals. In my spare time I’m also a script writer and fitness guru.

Laura B
Watersports

I started last year as a watersports intern and was very quickly promoted to a permanent member of staff. I mainly work at the beach as a watersports assistant, but I’m also involved with boat rentals and customer service.

Callum O’Sullivan
RYA Sailing Instructor

I’m experienced in many different areas of the business and have worked in the watersports/outdoor industry for several years. I’m an RYA sailing instructor and assist with all watersports and boat rentals. I also completed my Dive Master internship with Latchi Watersports last year.

Charlie - Latchi Watersports Centre

charlie
boat skills

Without a doubt the best boat handling skills in the company, and I’m only eight, good at carrying stuff and spraying random people with the hose, and I’m always up for an ice cream too.

John Alty
Supporting artist

Special guest appearance for the 2019 season! For the second year in a row, we welcome back this well-known celebrity to our team. You may recognise John from such famous TV shows as Coronation Street, Peaky Blinders, plus several feature films. However he claims his part in Latchi Watersports is the best role he’s ever played!

Ellie Pembrook
Sales / Boats

I’m a bubbly smiley girl with an enthusiasm for anything to do with the water. One of my biggest passions is diving. I’m joining the team to help in all aspects of the business, including sales, powerboats and diving.

Abi Muir
Boat Hire / Sailing

I’ve been studying in Edinburgh but am originally from the highlands of Scotland. A lot of my family are fishermen so being on boats and out at sea played a big role in my upbringing. I’ve sailed from an early age and I can’t wait to join the Latchi team and be back beside the sea again!

James Douglas
Boat Hire

I’ve been studying history in the UK for the past three years but I’m looking forward to joining the team and having a fantastic summer in Latchi. I enjoy playing football once a week and go to the gym three or four times a week. I’ve learnt much about the importance of teamwork and look forward to learning more about watersports and boating this season.

Ben Bason
Dive Guide

They call me Benny Blue! I completed my Dive Master internship last year with Latchi Watersports and have just finished my instructor course in Thailand this winter. I’m happiest when I’m underwater, I could stay there all day! Looking forward to being back in Latchi this year, the season should be a blast!

Courtney Griffiths
Dive Instructor

I first started diving in 2016 by doing my Open Water in Fiji and I have been working my way into the industry ever since. The majority of my diving career and training has taken place in Cape Town, South Africa. I have been fortunate enough to have lived in several places around the world including Africa, the Middle East and the Pacific and I have travelled extensively. I love all aspects of the dive industry especially teaching children and teaching continued education courses!

Rob Jones
Boat Hire / Powerboat Instructor

I’m an experienced Powerboat Instructor and have worked in the watersports industry for several years now. After trying to give school teaching a go I decided watersports would be more fun and haven’t looked back. I’m really looking forward to my first season with Latchi watersports although if you see me melting in the heat feel free to shower me with ice cubes.

Nick Beard
Yacht Detailer / Cleaner

I am the newbie to the team and am super keen to learn as much as I can to become a great all rounder. Coming from South Africa and a love for the water I hope to see every day in this adventure with lots of smiles and amazing experiences. If you see me around come and say hi, I’m always more than happy to help!

John Costi
Powerboat / Watersports Intern

I am a positive, fun loving, dedicated team player. I pride myself on being versatile to different working environments and enjoy working with the public. I’m joining the team as an intern so I can get involved in with every Latchi Watersports department and have an amazing summer!

Thanasi Frost
Powerboat / Watersports Intern

I’m one of the powerboat / watersports interns for the 2019 season. I have experience in diving, sailing and competitive lifesaving. I’m a motivated and fun person to be around and can’t wait to be part of the Latchi Watersports team.

Emma Beeston
Powerboat / Watersports Intern

I’m a new intern working my first season for Latchi Watersports. I’m a bubbly, friendly character with a good line in banter and a massive lover of the sea, sun and fun! Ready to learn and develop skills with Latchi Watersports! 

SAM HODGETTS
Powerboat / Watersports Intern

I’m new to the team this season as an intern. I’m a keen cricketer and football fan. Long term I’m looking to join the army but, having holidayed in Latchi for the last 4 years, I thought I’d gain some experience in Cyprus with the Latchi Watersports team.

Aliya Karpetas
Powerboat / Watersports Intern

I’m on my gap year and will be joining the team as intern to learn all about the boating and watersports world. I have Palestinian and Cypriot heritage and am looking forward to getting back to my Mediterranean roots!

Harry Mugridge
Powerboat / Watersports Intern

I’ve lived in Cyprus for 10 years. I’m easy going and love the sea, family and BBQ’s!! I applied to Latchi Watersports to work as an intern this year to learn more about the watersports and boating world!

Ashley Hinchcliff
Dive Intern

Diving is my number one passion. My goal in life is to dive in as many countries as possible and Cyprus is my top choice to start. I’m already an advanced diver and have dived in the Maldives, Bali, and Komodo. I can’t wait to join the Latchi Watersports team as a Dive Master intern.

Karina Visnakova
Dive Intern

I’m 20 years old and from Latvia. I’m very adventurous and always on a search for new experiences. I’m passionate about travelling, photography and the sea and have just completed my Open Water course in Vietnam. I’m super excited for the upcoming season and can’t wait to meet everyone! 

Joe Watson
Dive Intern

After one week travelling in Georgia in November 2018, I decided to quit my job and started travelling. I came to Cyprus in February and have not looked back. I play the piano, love hiking and adore the sea. 2019 Dive Master internship – I’m ready for you!

Founded in 1978, Latchi Watersports started life as a small operation with a couple of windsurfers and a small speedboat, but over the years it has grown to become the largest and one of the best Watersports and dive centres in Cyprus.

Latchi is located on the Akamas Peninsular on the north-west coast of Cyprus. It’s just a short boat ride away from the Akamas National Park and its stunning coastline, which is the best in Cyprus. Our main centre of operation is located in the picturesque fishing harbour in Latchi, with two further beachfront operations located at La Plage and Anassa Beach.

We have a great team of professionals here at Latchi Watersports. Throughout the season the team is at least 20 people, increasing to almost 30 during July and August.

Our fleet of 30+ Rental Powerboats, Sailing and Motor Yachts and our PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre is located in Latchi, while our beachfront operations are more watersports orientated with three ski boats operating between the two sites and a whole spectrum of activities available ranging from ski boats to jet ski hire to banana & tube rides.

Our main emphasis is on safety and our highly trained and professional Latchi Watersports team will look after your every need to ensure your time on the water with us is the highlight of your holiday.

Check out our new luxury yacht charters with our sister company Latchi Charters, Cyprus at: WWW.LATCHICHARTERS.COM and our Dive Centre at: WWW.LATCHIDIVECENTRE.COM

Latchi Harbour

Take the road from Polis towards Latchi, we are located at the far end of the harbour, before Porto Latchi. [see map]

Anassa Hotel

Follow the signs for Aphrodite’s Bath for 3km, we can be found on the beach in front of the Anassa Hotel. [see map]

La Plage

You can also find Latchi Watersports on the beach at La Plage, just 1km before the marina from Polis. [see map]

Call +357 26 322 095, or email info@latchiwatersportscentre.com