Meet Ed from Latvia
Ed is from Riga in Latvia and grew up a polyglot speaking Latvian, English, German and Russian flawlessly.
For a couple of years he also lived and went to school in Karlsruhe, Germany when he was 15 years of age.
The closest he came to the Maldives was in 2019 / 2020, when he was working as a dive instructor in Hikkaduva, Sri Lanka. Ed heard a lot about the Maldives from his friends and colleagues. So it was only a matter of time until he would find the right place for himself to work here. In the past he worked for a season in Cambodia and Thailand. This last summer season he was working at a dive center in Sardinia, Italy.
The original plan was for Ed to join our team at Kihaa in the Baa Atoll. As ‘luck’ would have it, Ed’s arrival day coincided with the day that Oleg our Belorussian instructor at Brennia Kottefaru burst his eardrum. This meaning that Oleg had to stay dry for at least a month. Luckily with Ed being flexible, he first joined our team at Brennia. For a month he got to explore the Raa Atoll dive sites before coming here to Kihaa Maldives in the Baa Atoll.
Ed started diving when he was 15 years old. Every chance he had, he went to Egypt to continue his diving education and do the next course. Finally he decided to do his professional license about 6 years ago.
His father is a full tec trimix instructor. So naturally Ed hung out with tech divers and picked up quite some knowledge about scuba. Currently his father is working as a Tec and Recreational dive instructor in Thailand.
Ed is planning to take his younger brother diving one day, maybe here in the Maldives.