About Us

The Team

We are a small ‘family’ orientated team, we pride ourselves in making sure you have the best, safest and most Fun dive experience in Malta.


In the office is Rhona and your instructors are Hannes, Aquaman Joe and, if you’re lucky you might see Trevor.  Our Tec Instructor is Sean.

Hannes Potgieter

PADI Staff Instructor & Director of Diving

From Pretoria, South Africa, Hannes has been diving since 1985 and has more than 10,000 dives under his weight belt.  He moved from SA to Tanzania in 199-something….. where he owned Seabreeze Marine Dive centre for 22 years.  

Hannes has dived in Malta on and off for the past 4 years and finally moved here in 2018 with his amazingly fantastic gorgeous wife Rhona  (yep she wrote this!) 

Trevor Prager

Master Instructor

From England, UK. 'Tiny' Trevor started diving in 1996 in The Maldives and Egypt. He became an Instructor in the UK in 2005 and has 10,000+ dives under his belt, the majority of these are in Malta.  Trevor bought Dawn Diving in 2010 which was originally based in Ramla Bay and he moved it to Qawra in 2012.  Trevor  now splits his time between the UK and Malta. 

Rhona Potgieter


From Bonny Scotland, UK.  Rhona learned to dive in Oban, West of Scotland in the 80’s and continued diving in Tanzania where she met and married Hannes.  It has been said she is very much a warm weather diver, but now that she is living in Malta she plans to get that dry suit on and dive during the winter as well. Trevor also says she is as mad as a box of frogs!  Rhona looks after the office and is always there to welcome you as you walk through the doors of the dive centre and is always good for putting the kettle on!

Joe Rees-Bedington

Master Scuba Diver Trainer from South West Wales, UK. Joe has been diving with Trevor at Dawn Diving for over 4 years. He completed his PADI IDC course in 2018. He has done over 3,000 dives most of them around the Maltese waters. Our very own Aquaman is in big demand with returning divers, because he truly looks after his students and divers alike. Joe considers himself to be very lucky to have his dream job as he could be on a building site somewhere, plastering a ceiling!

Sean McGahern
PADI TecREc & Sidemount Technical Instructor & MSDT

Tec Instructor Sean from Brighton, UK now lives in Malta since 1993 and has been teaching Technical Diving for 9 years and teaching for 14 years in total..  He has many returning divers year in and out and his new students and divers are sure to book up for next year.   He has over 6,000 dives under his belt. Until now his deepest dive is 124m. Sean set a new World Record for a salt-water dive when he exceeded 27 hours in the sea off St Julian's.