Here is the Latchi Watersports Team for 2021.
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

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!

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.

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

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.

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…….

Theo Pantelli - Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus

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

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.

Katie Felvus - Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus

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”

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chris Maleham - Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus

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

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.

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.

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.

James Compton - Latchi Watersports Centre, Cyprus

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

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.


I’m a friendly and bubbly individual who has a strong interest in watersports (especially wakeboarding) and boating. I am joining Latchi Watersports as an intern this season and look forward to learning new skills and gaining experience. I’m enthusiastic about the upcoming season and can’t wait to meet everyone!

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

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.

Diving Instructor

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. I’ve already dived in the Maldives, Bali and Komodo. I can’t wait for my second season with the Latchi Watersports team.

Sales / Boats

I joined the team in 2019 and am now excited for my third season. I work in the marina helping with the boating side of the company as well as down the beach where we run all of our watersports. I have learnt so much from the company and cannot wait to learn even more about the watersports world!

Boat Hire / Sailing

I first started at Latchi Watersports in 2019. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect as, although I had experience driving boats and sailing, it was my first job in the watersports industry. I was immediately welcomed into the Latchi family and shown the ropes of the company.

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.

Supporting artist

Special guest appearance for the 2020 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!

Matt Jenner | Latchi Watersports Centre in Cyprus

Boats & Sailing

I’ve had a great spirit of adventure since I was little and I have a huge love for watersports! This will be my second year as an instructor, after studying adventure education at college. I’m super keen to get out on the water, I’ll put my hand to anything that gets me there.


My first year at the Latchi Watersport and I’m full of excitement. You will find me in the office. My free time will be used to learn windsurfing better and explore the beautiful Island.  Looking forward to a great time with an amazing te

Shorebased Deckhand

I was born in Canary Islands (Spain). Since I can remember, I’ve always been keen on watersports. I’m also passionate about traveling. For me, having the chance to travel while working and discover the world, is the ultimate goal in life. I hope that my past experiences in other countries and my personality may help me excel in this new exciting step in my life.

Divemaster Intern

I’m a new Divemaster Intern this season, being very happy in anything underwater related. As a physics and biology nerd, I enjoy sharing insights and science fun facts. You know, our planet is mostly water, our bodies alike, so LET’S DIVE IN!

Powerboat/watersports intern

My name is Marine, I am 21 years old. I love to discover the world in all its forms, meet new people and learn new things. I live life to the fullest! I have a passion for sports, travel, sunsets and animals! Life is about enjoying the moment and making it magical.


I grew up on the water and have over 15 years of experience in watersports. I started sailing at 7 and soon began competing in national and regional championships. I was lucky to be a part of some of the worlds most incredible races such as the Volvo Ocean Race and the Extreme 40. I have been waterskiing and wakeboarding since before I could walk and have a ‘boatload’ of other marine experience.


I have lived all over the world and have a love of all things marine. I spent the last 2 years working off the coast of Maine, USA in the cold and am excited for the Cyprus sunshine! I hold various boat design and build qualifications as well as being an experienced fisherman with a US captains licence. 


Born to a family passionate about the sea, I have spent a lot of time on boats and feel confortable at sea. From a multicultural environment, I like diversity. This is my first time in Cyprus. Happy to be part of the Latchi watersports team.

Divemaster intern

I always wanted to learn skills related to the water. When I was about 6 years old, my father brought me to the pool in our city for the first time; since then I haven’t stopped swimming. Between my studies at university, I think it’s time for me to dive into the world of watersports! I am very excited to join the team this year as a Divemaster intern. I am looking forward to learn a lot and help the watersports centre along the way.

Junior Deckhand

I grew up in Namibia and love the outdoors. I have a passion for watersports and love being on the ocean. I intend to gain as much experience and training as I can working with Latchi Watersports. I am team player and I look forward to joining the crew.

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]