Meet the Team

S'Algar Diving, Menorca |The dive team

Sylva, Lawrence, Pepe

The Team

The team of any dive centre is the heart that beats within. We are very passionate about diving, the sea, and our customers. When you leave with a smile, we are happy and proud.

José (Pepe)

A homegrown Menorquian lad, born and bred next to the sea. Pepe started diving in Menorca before he started school. Most likely you will find him on the boat or under water. Alternatively in the classroom when teaching TDI Nitrox or Tec Courses. Connected with the sea like few others with a passion for the technical side of diving.

Pepe´s diving curriculum is vast and varied, with half a century of experience in the water. TDI and PADI Instructor, commercial boat captain, Trimix / Deep Diver, and Rebreather Instructor, gas blender….. there is more, but I can’t remember it all. Pepe has collaborated various years with the Italian ¨SUB-Magazine¨ and is a member of the prestigious PDD (Pfeiffer Deep Divers) group.

Sylva

Making sure that our customers are well looked after from the beginning to the end is Sylva. She worked at S´Algar Diving back in 1999 and after some years living on the other side of the world has returned to Menorca and Salgar Diving in 2009.

Trained as a CMAS and PADI Instructor, having worked in the Med, the Andaman Sea and the Red Sea you´ll find her now mainly in the shop, organising staff and daily proceedings, making sure everything is running smoothly. The only complaint you may hear from her is that these days she does not get to dive as often as she would like. Easily recognisable under water – due to a huge smile on her face.

Lawrence (Lorens)

A great example on so many levels. Lawrence came to us as a Divemaster Trainee in 2012. Today, seven seasons later, he is teaching our current DM Trainees himself. Who better to do it, then somebody who not long ago went through the same himself? Lawrence is very popular with students and divers alike. His most significant fan, however, is a girl called Lima 🙂

As a PADI Instructor and a Commercial Boat Captain, you will find Lawrence pretty much everywhere. If he is not teaching courses or leading dives, he´ll be skipping the boat, helping Pepe in the workshop or Sylva in the dive centre. Useful on many levels – just don’t give him any paperwork… His positive energy, dedication, and passion are tangible.

And there are many more during the summer season (Ben, Jon, Jack, Roberto, Davitxu, MiniMaster, Aaron, Bob…. just to name a few) who form part of this extended family, called Salgar Diving.

Lima (Boxer)

Lima is actually, as it stands today, the most loved team member of S´Algar Diving. Possibly receiving more 5* reviews than any other member of staff. Always happy to say hello to anybody who cares, but being educated so well, that she leaves anybody alone who does not offer themselves for canine cuddles.

However, we do count on her as possibly the best surface controller on our main dive boat, the ¨While you´re down there¨.  Whenever Lima is on board, no single detail escapes the captain, left on the boat. Lima will detect anything going on, on the surface, or even underwater, close to the boat.

Alongside the primary team above, you will find some seasonal members of staff attending to our customers. We do take into consideration, that our customers come from all over the world. Hence our seasonal Instructors and staff are always multilingual. We can attend in their native language to (obviously) the Spanish, Catalan and English speakers, as well as German, Italian, French, and Czech.