“The sea called my soul and I answered with all my heart”

Who am I?

My name is Elisabeth, but commonly known as Lisi. I grew up in a little village in the north of Austria. After graduation at the University of Vienna I couldn’t resist my dream of traveling the world anymore so I decided to take the leap – I left my homeland to explore the world. Five years later I still haven’t stopped living this dream.

I am a professional, experienced and enthusiastic PADI Scuba Diving Instructor working independently in Taganga, Colombia. I assure you to take personal care of you and make sure it will be a safe and memorable experience. I only teach and take out small groups, so I can guarantee you are getting the best service and individual attention.

I have introduced more than 1.000 people to the underwater world all around the globe and taught PADI courses from beginners to professionals. All my divers and students endorse me as a great instructor and appreciate my patient, relaxed and positive attitude . Safety is the most important thing during my lessons but always combined with lots of fun & laughter. Due to my extensive experience in teaching diving to people from a wide range of ages and various nationalities I quickly understand the needs and possibilities for each single student in a group.

Why I love scuba diving?

My very first experience in scuba diving was not a great one. Why? Well, my instructor didn’t explain me much and I just felt rushed to get into the water. I gave it another try and I was lucky, I signed up for my Open Water Diver course with a brilliant instructor in the south of Portugal. Since then I was hooked – I really felt in love with scuba diving.

On my travels around the globe I dove with majestic whales, rays and sharks, some of them so big like busses, but also seen creatures so tiny and colorful that I am over and over amazed by the beauty of the underwater world. I love looking into the eyes of a sea turtle and watching them starring back at me. I love exploring different reefs, seeing corals in all colors, and shapes, and I always feel privileged to visit in this world.

Scuba diving is my passion and I want to share everything I know about it with as many people as possible. It’s relaxing and exciting at the same time and allows you to explore a completely different world. Scuba diving is an incredible sport that connects people from all around the word and allows sharing a unique and magical experience. I love everything about scuba diving, the way of life, the people I meet, the lives I change and this sense of achievement I get from teaching and sharing this passion.

It fills my heart with joy seeing people learning to dive, overcoming their fears and progress through the courses. I want my students become safe and responsible divers who care about the ocean as much as I do 

What my clients are saying about me:

  • I cannot thank Lisi enough for teaching me to dive. I was nervous at the beginning, but really really wanted to see all the beauty I knew was under there. Lisi was careful with her instructions and gave me all the time I needed to feel comfortable and ready to go underwater. Once in the water, her presence was enough to make me feel safe and secure anytime I got a little nervous. In the end I absolutely loved diving! It's been three months since I learned with Lisi and I still can't stop thinking about.
    Jackie Martin, Canada
    Jackie Martin, Canada
  • I couldn't have imagined a better first diving experience than with Lisi. She knows how to personalize the diving course as to focus on your necessities and personality. We had very good communication from the beginning. She always makes sure you understand and provides all the information needed for both the diving and the studying part. Lisi made me feel really comfortable during my dives, very calmed down and no rush. Again I really appreciate that she notice who you are as a person and accomstomize the course. Lisi is a fun, happy and very proffesional person and instructor and I can without a doubt reccomend her to every one of you!
    Signi A. Maersk Svendson, Denmark
    Signi A. Maersk Svendson, Denmark
  • I had been scuba diving once before and I wasn't able to equalize my ears and it was a huge bummer. So when my friends and I decided to get certified, I was worried I'd have the same experience and it would be a waste. We met Lisi and I immediately felt better about it, she answered all our questions and we felt very relaxed about the next days. When it was time to dive, Lisi was professional and relaxing. She took her time to make sure everyone was comfortable and got a hold of the underwater exercises. After our dives, Lisi was informative and fun. She recommended places to eat, drink, even some of her favorite places to dive around the world. She made the experience more than just getting scuba certified. I couldn't imagine a better experience or a better instructor. Thank you for everything Lisi!
    Tyler Weihs, United States
    Tyler Weihs, United States
  • I completed my PADI Open Water Diving Certification with Lisi in February 2017, and the experience could not have been any better. I had never been diving before, and Lisi made me feel so comfortable throughout the entire certification process. She was patient, kind, positive, and an overall awesome teacher. She truly went above and beyond all of my expectations; she met with us before we began our training so that we could get acquainted, and she showed us around more of Taganga and gave us tips on the area. She really puts her own personal touch on the whole experience. I would 100% recommend Lisi to anyone looking to get their scuba diving certification; she makes sure that you feel safe and supported, and by the end of the process you are completely confident in your skill set. I can’t imagine having done my training with anyone else!
    Emily Shea, United States
    Emily Shea, United States
  • Getting open water certified has been a goal of mine for quite some time, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Lisi was great to learn from, and she was very knowledgeable and professional. You could definitely tell she’s been diving for quite a while and knows her stuff. There were three of us in the group, and she did a great job of making sure everyone was comfortable, having fun, and doing everything correctly. I would definitely recommend her for anyone else looking to get certified!
    Colin McCarrick, United States
    Colin McCarrick, United States
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