Our Values

A group of old friends, starting a new experience. What’s our deal?

The diving world can seem full of sales and marketing, price wars, and conveyor belt courses. We are a group of instructors who have been around a while, with a combined experience of over 40 years. In this ramshackle world, we are coming back to our original love for diving and back to honesty.

Diving is the best way to know and love the underwater world. Teaching diving our way of bringing life back to the ocean. Look across to the boundless blue sea. In this moment, forget your complicated and cumbersome life. In this moment, you just have to remember to breathe.

Life is just that simple and Blue Revival is just that simple as well. Our promise to you is that we will teach you sincerely, we will teach you correctly, and we will teach you with all our hearts.

It is time to wake up to the blue.



Paul started diving in 1998 in Turkey. His life was completely transformed after he became a dive instructor in 2004. From the remote island of Madagascar to the running currents of South Africa, Paul continued his search for adventure and deeper, darker, wilder diving. In the last decade, he has seen the degradation of the ocean and is firmly committed to its protection.

Jaki got to know the ocean through learning to dive, and got to know conservation from her love of the ocean. She was Sea Shepherd crew for nine years, and has documented the dolphin slaughter of “The Cove” in Japan to exposed shark poachers in East Timor. She believes that the survival of humans, animals, and the Earth are all intertwined.

Their connection started from defending the ocean. After traveling half the globe separately, they both decided to put down roots in Bohol. Blue Revival is the seed of their hope. They hope that that through diving, we will be able to protect the ocean and love life.

Paul Whitehead + Jaki Teo
PADI IDC Staff Instructor + Conservation Director

“One more diver means one more protector of the ocean.” Mark’s dream is to let more people fall in love with diving, enter the arms of the ocean and feel moved to protect her. Mark has never forgotten his original vision, and although he is a Course Director now, he still enjoys teaching entry level courses, and exploring new depths with technical diving training.

Queenie used to be a land-bound computer gaming IT worker. In order to learn to dive, she trained hard at swimming, and eventually transformed into an ocean-loving, “sun sea and sand” island girl. From OW to dive instructor, from fair to tanned, she does not think you need to ask why, because a bold life does not need explanations!

Bohol is where Mark and Queenie met and fell in love. Because of their awakening in this blue sea, they decided to start their own dive centre to bring awareness of diving and the ocean to more people, and to find their own wide open space.

Mark Zhuang + Queenie Qiu
PADI Course Director + IDC Staff Instructor

Raphael did his first dive in Australia in 2016, which started his lifelong romance with the sea. After he became a dive instructor in 2010, he worked in Thailand, Malaysia and many different parts of the Philippines. His favourite part of teaching diving is to watch his students fall in love with the ocean, just like he did.

Mumu did not plan to learn to dive and was taken by surprise by the beauty of the underwater world. Many people say it is a blue poison and an addiction, and she completely agrees. After she experienced the freedom of diving and the clarity of leaving the hustle and bustle behind, her life was never the same.

By a touch of fate, Raphael and Mumu met in Bohol, and later started their own little family. Diving to them is the thrill of breathing underwater, the freedom of floating, and a multi-sensory experience that they would love to share with you.

Raphael Schnider + Mu Mu
PADI Master Instructor + Master Scuba Diver Trainer

When Anton first tried diving in 2010, he was intrigued by the mystery of the ocean and always felt a desire to return. As the F&B Manager for Etihad Airways, he felt that he was destined not to be limited to the ground. In 2016, he came to Bohol to change his mile high life for a career in the deep blue sea.

After his instructor training and graduation, he decided to stay with the Blue Revival family and continue to spread his love for the underwater environment with others.

Anton is a thorough and patient instructor and treats his students like his babies. He loves to watch them grow and thrive and takes personal pride in the quality of their dive education.

Anton speaks English and Russian.

Anton Makshakov
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Inclusivity Statement

It takes all kinds of sand to make a beach

Our guests come from all walks of life and so do we. We embrace and value the diversity of our staff, guests, and dive buddies. It is our policy to be inclusive and mindful of this diversity in our policies, classrooms, and interactions.

We affirm and welcome all people regardless of their age, culture, disabilities, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, profession, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

We have a zero tolerance policy for hate speech and bigotry, and reserve the right to refuse our services to those who exhibit disruptive behaviour that threatens the safe space that is our community.

Just as biodiversity is the key to healthy ecosystems, we believe our differences make us stronger. Our family has always been diverse, and we promise to continue to celebrate this diversity in all its shapes and forms.