WE CREATE EXPERIENCES LIKE NO OTHER
Ritual is INCLUSIVE. We believe in this so much that we’ve included it in our name. That’s right, the A isn’t upside down for nothing, it’s actually the symbol that means ‘for all’ in mathematics. At Ritual, we live for the spirit of adventure and we want to make sure this can be seen in whatever we do. We are excited at the chance to give our explorers the best possible experience by making sure we focus on their needs and make sure they have fun and they’re safe whenever they’re with us. We’re patient with our explorers and we inspire them to make their possibilities a reality. With our years of experience in the dive industry, we want to build bonds and a level of trust between our divers to make sure they get the most they can out of every experience. We make sure that everything we offer has no hidden surprises and we’re always honest and approachable in our daily operations.
Meet our devoted dive department
FOUNDER & INSTRUCTOR TRAINER
After studying for her Pharmacology degree in Manchester, Rachel fell in love with diving following her Open Water course in Koh Tao while travelling. She then moved to Thailand and became an instructor in 2015; it wasn’t long until she was head instructor at one of Koh Tao’s busiest dive centres. She completed an MBA (Business & Management) and in July 2018 became an instructor trainer to teach all levels of scuba courses up to an instructor level. That’s not all; she’s actually Maltese herself – so knows the islands inside out.
Favourite Dive: Karwela Wreck
FOUNDER & INSTRUCTOR
Nick started his career as a broker in London and pursued it for 8 years, before catching the travel bug and falling in love with diving in 2005. He quickly progressed to instructor level in 2007 and worked at major dive centres and liveaboards on the barrier reef. He then moved to super yachts before settling in Koh Tao for 11 years. In this time he worked his way up to head instructor and then manager at one of the islands biggest and busiest dive shops. He loves island life so much that he’s swapped one for the other.
Favourite Dive: Blue Hole
CO-MANAGER + INSTRUCTOR
Teaching is 100% Sim’s thing + when she felt it was time for a change she swapped from a school classroom to the ocean + decided it was time apply her teaching skills to become a scuba instructor. She’s gained experience all over the world + loves doing anything from guiding to try dives to all levels of scuba courses. Apart from sharing her passion with all her explorers, she has joined the team to help manage the dive centre. Sim’s super caring nature, organised + has an eye for detail which helps us keep daily operations in check + make sure all our explorers get the experience they’re after. She’s also an equipment technician + helps us keep everything shiny + safe for everyone to use.
Favourite Dive: Ras il-Ħobż
CO-MANAGER + INSTRUCTOR
Whether he’s manning the front desk or diving you can always be sure that Kev’s cool, calm + collected nature will guarantee that you have a chilled + awesome time exploring. From South East Asia to Singapore + the Maldives + more, he’s got heaps of experience which he loves to share with those around him. When he’s not out diving, aside from the important role he plays in helping manage the dive centre together with Sim, he makes sure that all our admin is super organised (he loves a good spreadsheet + standard operating procedure…+ we do too) + up to date to make sure day-to-day operations run smoothly.
Favourite Dive: Reqqa Point
ASSISTANT MANAGER, DM + TEC INSTRUCTOR & ECO PRO
Our wildlife and eco guru is a certified zoologist. He showed a keen interest in the marine biology aspect of his degree and decided to pursue a career in diving. He moved to Koh Phangan in Thailand where he became a certified instructor in 2010. He always had a soft spot for Gozo and packed his bags in 2015 to live here full time. Apart from teaching a wide variety of scuba courses & specialties over the past year, Alex has created his own specialized Eco course and helps coordinate various eco related activities such as beach & dive site cleanups.
Favourite Dive: Ras il-Ħobż
Although Eli is still content with he previous role of creating content, he made the decision to mix things up a bit a few years ago. Coming from Tenerife, diving was always a big part of his life + after travelling to Koh Tao, he decided to make his dream career a reality. While he may no longer be behind the lens capturing experiences, he makes sure that each experience for every single one of his explorers is one that they will remember forever. He was able to teach a variety of different levels of courses during his time in Asia before heading over to Europe. Eli is always keen to learn more + is already looking at new speciality programs he can take to broaden his horizons such as sidemount.
Favourite Dive: Karwela Wreck
While Juli graduated in Dentistry, after some time, she decided that this vocation toothfully wasn’t the one for her. After completing a try dive with her family while on vacation, she was fascinated by the underwater world + decided to dive into a new career. While working in Utilla, she developed a keen interest in marine biology + got the chance to work along side some experts in the field. She shares her passion with all her divers + focuses on making them awesome, safe + environmentally aware. Juli is bubbly + full of energy + you will struggle not to have a smile on your face when you’re around her. Apart from her interest in marine biology, Juli is super keen to dive into the world of tec.
Favourite Dive: Double Arch
While a career in Electrical Engineering seemed like Aaron’s calling, a career in diving was something that also sparked his interest. This is what made him decide it was time to hop on a plane to Gozo + sign up for his Divemaster program. He quickly worked his way up to Instructor then Assistant Instructor Trainer after he discovered his passion for teaching. He loves to share all his diving + island knowledge with all our explorers. Aaron’s practical + analytical way of working mean that he’s always looking for different ways to cater for each + every explorer’s personal goals + experiences. His background in Electrical Engineering is also incredibly handy in + around the dive centre. In his free time he enjoys running marathons, swimming + diving (of course).
Favourite Dive: Inland Sea
A quick trip diving trip to Gozo quickly turned into a year long stay for Marion as she decided to swap a career in fashion for fins + successfully completed her divemaster internship + gained invaluable working experience by landing a job sight after. Marion is a super positive + hardworking person + will always jump in to help in any way she can. While she’s taking a little break from diving, she plays a super important role in our booking office. She’s worked in customer service + hospitality for most of her life + is totally committed to helping out explorers in any way possible to make sure that they get the best experience possible.
Favourite Dive: Cathedral Cave
This lovely lady has been part of our team for a few years + joined us when we first opened our booking office in Xlendi. She played a crucial role in helping us set up the office + retail store. Her knowledge of the island + its dive sites is invaluable in helping our explorers plan their experience with us. She’s also an Advanced Open Water Instructor + Entry Level Tec diver so she can provide super accurate info related to divers’ goals + preferences :) She’s one smart cookie + loves to keep herself busy. Jen’s always investing in signing up for new courses in anything + everything to broaden her horizons.
Favourite Dive: Double Arch
FOUNDER OF MOCEAN IMAGES
Our chief cameraman (yes…that’s his real surname) started his life underwater in 2002. He made the switch from holiday diver to professional diver in 2016 when he moved to Koh Tao and gave up his 13-year long career as an It Technician to become a divemaster. During his training, he came across the resident underwater videographers filming students and went on to gain his qualification in 2017. He now owns & runs Mocean Images and offers all our adventurers the chance to capture their experience. Don’t think twice about booking him in, his photos and videos are wicked. Check out our Instagram if you don’t believe us…
Favourite Dive: Santa Maria Caves
As Gozo’s newest and most pioneering dive facility, we create highly skilled, safe and eco-conscious divers. We’re crazy for adventure, passing on this infectious spirit through everything we do, from entry-level courses to professional courses, and even our fun dives too.
We work hard to create a comfortable environment for all of our divers and staff in this idyllic Mediterranean setting – this in no way compromises our commitment to safety and conservation both above and below the surface.
We’ve got our sights set on being ‘the’ place of choice for dive training and fun diving in Gozo and Malta. And we hope to achieve this by creating tailor made experiences that help our divers learn new skills, as well as providing them with a hub for like-minded people to discuss their passions and interests. Through friendliness in our day-to-day operations we’ll build life long bonds with our divers and already can’t wait to welcome back familiar faces again and again.
If you work for us, we treat you as family, bringing out the best in you by developing your strengths and talents. We’re strong advocates for diversity and go all out to give employees the best experience possible. We also offer our staff a real opportunity to progress into leadership roles.
We’re committed to providing innovative, sustainable and high-quality services to every single one of our customers. By establishing long-term relationships, we can better cater to their individual needs while making sure that they’re safe, comfortable and most importantly enjoying themselves.
The only thing we will leave behind is a positive impact on the local community with ethical and sustainable practices. We’re also strengthening the economy by partnering with a number of local businesses that can provide our customers with accommodation and additional services.
There’s nothing more important to us than sustaining the environment. That’s why we do everything in our power to reduce our carbon footprint to a minimum. And through the promotion and education of eco practices we can share our knowledge with a wider audience making them aware of local environmental issues.
Everyone’s got their Ritual. Our’s just happens to be diving. We believe that diving is ‘for all’ and that the preparation is part of the adventure. Our planning and preparation started over 2 years ago on an idyllic tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand. We wanted to draw on our previous adventures and bring our own perspective to Europe. Having roots in Malta already, we began our search for potential locations. When we spotted an opportunity in the heart of Xlendi Bay that not only had a dive centre just a stone throw away from the sea but also included a hotel and bar/restaurant, we just had to find a way to bring our dream to life. After extensive planning, we opened at the end of March ‘19 and we just can’t wait to share our experience with you. Our team’s can-do’ attitude coupled with our extensive experience in both the hospitality and diving industry, makes this a winning combination for you explorers looking for that little bit extra.