Helldivers is run by Alex Griffin a PADI Course Director and technical instructor trainer. Alex started diving in 2001 and then started full time in the dive industry in 2003 about the same time as starting his dive master course. He worked at Ocean Leisure and also Dive Solutions before buying Diving Leisure London in 2007. After 6 years successfully running a full dive centre he sold up and went freelance to concentrate on his main passions teaching tec divers and instructors. Alex has been tec diving since 2006 and has dived and taught tec all over the world from the UK and Europe to SE Asia and Egypt.
The ethos of Helldivers is to move away from the overly macho and intimidating image that is sometimes associated with tec diving to offer a more accessible and fun approach whilst still maintaining a very high standard.
Helldivers is inspired by his love of retro style in particular the pin up girl nose con art of the 40s and 50s. Helldivers were a type of US divebomber which were used through WW2 and are responsible for many of the shipwrecks that we love to dive!