A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY
Diving Matrix was started by Paul toomer in 2007 based out of London, UK providing technical training with PADI DSAT, IANTD, TDI.
It ran regular trips to: Malta, Mexico, South Africa, and Sardinia.
In 2010 Matrix added RAID to their line up of technical agencies, and was one of the first to start teaching Poseidon MKIV courses. Tec Lab Malta was opened as well. In 2014 Paul joins RAID as a co-owner, and Global Training Director, naturally Matrix now focusses on RAID & IANTD. Jason Selway joins the team as one of the youngest Poseidon MKIV instructors world wide. Between 2014 and 2016, Paul's focus is mainly on RAID, while Jason focusses more on his career. Ian France continues to teach under the Matrix banner, and eventually in 2016 announces a partnership with Dave Gration and eventually just focusses on his own thing.
After a perioud of relative inactivity, in 2017 Olivier van Overbeek (Oli) joins the team by invite from Paul Toomer and slowly takes a leading role with Diving Matrix. As Oli moves through the ranks at DiveRAID he starts working with the International Training Department as a consultant, and a Technical Instructor Trainer, in 2018 he becomes a CCR IT as well as purchases DiveLife the scuba retail shop, in 2019 he accepts director of training for UK and Malta.