Meet the Team

Our Dive Action team is friendly and ready to assist you with all your diving enquiries.
Each of the services we offer is led by an experienced and well qualified member of staff.
Most of us are diving instructors and all marine enthusiasts. We are all passionate about what we do!

Dive Action's Sarah T. Carter Dive Action's Barry Bey-Leveld

Sarah T Carter
Co-Owner

Sarah is well known and respected in the diving industry. She has many years of training, diving and instructing under her belt. Currently she is a life-guard with her son at Big Bay and enjoys all water sports.

Qualifications include being a PADI Instructor and IANTD Tech Instructor and she is a Commercial Boat Skipper.

Her favourite dive site is the Lusitania at Bellows Rock off Cape Point.

Barry Bey-Leveld
Co-Owner

Barry is well reputed in the diving industry and an active technical diver. He has trained many students and has a vast number of dives logged. If not in the water, he is probably hiking or climbing a big mountain (see the 7 Summits!)

Qualifications include Tech Instructor Trainer (IANTD) and Commercial Boat Skipper.


Barry plays a key role in advising u/w photographers on their equipment needs. He is an expert in the field of Marine Electronics and brings prestige to our Service Centre.
His favourite dive site is Truk Lagoon in the Central Pacific but he can often be found in the deeper waters around our coast.

Dive Action's Maryka Pace Dive Action's Steven Collins Dive Action's Jacques van Wyk

Maryka Pace
Accounts and Admin Assistant

Maryka joined us in 2014 and works in the Dive Action office with the hefty paperwork load and accounts. Although she is more likely to be found doing beach control rather than diving, she is considering coming for a pool session or deeper swim!

Maryka is well versed in Pastel and accounting. She deals with the day to day finance and important admin tasks of the company.


If you need paper work, she is the person to contact!

Steven Collins
Dive School Assistant Manager and Instructor

Steve is well liked instructor and a keen leader in the diving industry. He has been diving over 12yrs, trained hundreds of divers and logged over 2500 dives. He can be found underwater even on his day off!

Qualifications include doing his PADI Instructor course on Koh Toa (Thailand). He received the PADI Elite Instructor Award in 2014 and 2015.

His favourite dive sites are The Edge of Reason next to The Cliffs of Insanity in the  Quirimbas Archipelago of Mozambique and The SS Maori off Hout Bay.

Jacques van Wyk
Shop Manager

Jacques was introduced to diving while studying in Pretoria and immediately was hooked by the sport. He is passionate about diving and became an instructor nearly 5yrs ago.

Qualifications include doing his PADI Instructor course in Johannesburg. He enjoys qualifying students and has a particular interest in underwater photography; videography; and wreck diving.

His favourite dive site is the Thistlegrom near Ras Muhammad in the Red Sea.

Dive Action's Mikhail Tutt Dive Action's Dean Huddlestone

Mikhail Tutt
Service Technician

Mikhail is born and bred in Fish Hoek and has been diving for about 7yrs with about 500 dives logged. He is passionate about the sea.

Qualifications include doing his PADI Instructor and Commercial Diver (Class 3) courses in Cape Town. He is now gaining more experience with Barry as a qualified Service Technician.

His favourite dive sites are on the Thistlegrom near Ras Muhammad in the Red Sea and the Cow Sharks at Pyramid Rock.

Dean Huddlestone
Web, Social Media & Marketing Co-Ordinator

Dean grew up in Hermanus and has been a scuba diver for over 20 years. He loves marine life and was a volunteer diver at the Two Oceans Aquarium for 10yrs.

Qualifications include PADI Advanced and various marine life speciality courses.

His favourite dive sites are The Old Harbour in Hermanus and Tulamben in Bali.