Here is the Latchi Watersports Team for 2024.
And, we’re sure you’ll agree, they’re a beautiful bunch of people.

Laura Clifford - Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus


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

Dive Operations Manager

As an experienced PADI Course Director, Johnny oversees the daily scheduling of our dive team,

When he isn’t scheduling dive trips, he is an experienced captain for Latchi Charters.

Johnny loves showing people our beautiful coastline, either above or below the waterline and will share all of its secrets with our guests.

Before joining us in 2017, he spent 10 years working in Southeast Asia.

Adi Carter - Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus

Chief Mechanic

As the goo-goo dolls once said; When everything’s made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am.


Beyonce is a Virgo and so am I. Enough said.

Hans Roelofs - Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus


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

Yacht charter captain

Having been an integral part of the business for 20 years, Dave is experienced in all aspects of the company but particularly shines as

Latchi Charters’s number one Captain. If he isn’t helping you discover the Akamas on board a sailing or motor yacht,

he is teaching you how to become an adventurer alone as an RYA Powerboat and Day Skipper Instructor.

Nafe Neville - Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus

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…….

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 75 years. I’m one of the company’s commercial captains and you’ll often find me doing boat trips along the beautiful Akamas National Park. I also love to collect stamps for different countries around the world.


Cara runs our sister company, Latchi Marine Services. Whether you want to buy or sell a vessel, service your boat, or have it lifted in or out of the water, Cara is the woman to call! As the main point of contact between our private customers and our team of in-house mechanics, Cara will make sure your needs are met and communicated effectively.

Cara has also been part of the company for many years now and knows it inside out, whether you want a boat for a day or a boat for life, Cara is here to help!

Katie Felvus - Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus

Boat Hire

I have lived in Cyprus for a long time and LOVE working for Latchi Watersports. My main job is Sales but I am also a commercial captain. You’ll find me on the harbour by our sales umbrella, running the harbour or on a boat, either way come and say “Hi”

Krassi Radev - Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus

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.

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. 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.


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 apply my multiple talents all over the company assisting the Mechanics when needed and being a boat Captain.

Chris Maleham - Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus


Chris has been a member of the team for eight years now, passing on his love of watersports to hundreds of guests, teaching everything towable,

from waterskiing and wakeboarding to sofa and banana rides.

In 2018 Chris wanted a new challenge and joined Latchi Marine Services as a Trainee Mechanic. Six years later, you’ll still find him cutting up the waves,

but it’s more likely you’ll find him with his head in an engine making sure everything is running smoothly!


Karina has been with us since 2019 and came as a Dive Master Intern. Since then, she has been an integral part of our beach team at the Anassa Hotel Watersports Centre and a fabulous guide on our boat trips. Karina is also a jeweller and has a line of handmade and designed pieces! This lady is not just a pretty face!

RYA Sailing Instructor

Cal is part of the furniture here at Latchi Watersports! An avid sailing instructor, PADI Dive Master and highly experienced boat driver, there isn’t much Cal won’t be able to help you with!

Callum and his girlfriend have just purchased their own dooer-upper sailing boat and will be using the skills and experience they have gained with us to get her ready to sail the world!

Charlie - Latchi Watersports Centre

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.

Boat Hire

Since I started in 2019 as a watersports intern, I have gained many qualifications related to watersports, I am currently training to be a parasailing captain. I love the social side of the company and the family ethos we always practice.

Divemaster Intern

I’m a fun and friendly individual who is always up for hard work and good times. I have a passion for the water, I’m very enthusiastic for starting my Diving Internship with Latchi Watersports and a summer filled with gaining new skills and meeting new people.

Supporting artist

Special guest appearance for the 2021 season. For the third 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!

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]