Joanna Lemm

Joanna Lemm


Joanna Lemm

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer & EFR Instructor  
# 294811
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List of Qualifications

  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • PADI Deep Diver
  • PADI Dry Suit Diver
  • PADI Enriched Air Diver
  • PADI Thresher Shark Diver Distintive Specialty
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • EFR
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver
  • PADI Divemaster
  • EFR Instructor Adult + Child and Infant
  • IANTD Gas Blender
  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
  • PADI Speciality Instructor
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Joanna Lemm PADI MSDT

Diving Background

I came late to diving and decided to learn to overcome my fear of water. I did my open water course in the UK and was lucky enough to experience the Maldives on my first diving holiday, where I completed my Advanced open water course.

Soon after, I moved with my partner Russ to the Philippines where I gained a lot of dives in a short time along with my Rescue diver certification.

Working as a Dive master trainee, and Dive master along side Russ, we were responsible for opening and managing the first PADI dive centre in Donsol, which is the home of the Whaleshark in the Philippines.

During our time there we worked closely with the WWF in promoting safe interactions with the Whalesharks, and along with the Marine Megafauna foundation we founded the first interaction guidelines for Mantas on Manta Bowl.

I undertook my IDC and instructor exams at Thresher Sharks Divers on Malapascua, Philippines and was offered an instructor job there straight afterwards.

My instructor life at TSD was very busy and included 5am dives everyday on Monad Shoal with the Thresher sharks… experience I will never forget.

I have enjoyed diving holidays in the Maldives, Bohol, Borneo, Malaysia and Egypt….I hope my next trip will include Lembeh…

I have recently come back to the UK and am enjoying teaching here and look forward to more dives in this country….

Current Diving Favourites

Dive Site Abroad

Monad Shoal, Malapascua, Philippines


Flamboyant Cuttlefish

Dive Site UK

Still working on this :-)


Aqua lung Pearl BCD

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