Marianne hails from England. Her fascination for diving began in 1992 in the cold, murky waters of the UK. After deciding to leave the rat-race in 2003, she became a PADI Instructor in Egypt, before moving to Timor Leste in 2006.
After spending 6 years in East Timor (4 as General Manager of Dive Timor Lorosae), Marianne returned in 2020 to take up the role of General Manager in the country that she loves and the dive centre close to her heart.
Completing her PADI IDC Staff Instructor at the first ever PADI IDC in Timor Leste, she has 20 years Instructor teaching experience all over the world from Bubblemaker to Divemaster.