Mehdi was born in Paris from multicultural parents and worked his way up in the hospitality industry over 15 years, starting as a kitchen porter and ending up as the general manager of a group of French restaurants in Sydney and London.
Mehdi discovered scuba diving quite randomly while backpacking in South-East Asia and got hooked straight away. Working in very busy dive centres in Indonesia, Thailand and Australia he realised that a full-time career in diving was all he had been dreaming of. Delivering an unforgettable experience while working outside, being in the sun all day on boat with beautiful suntanned people and sharing his love for the sea, was what made him happy!
From 2015 to Early 2020 Mehdi has been the manager of Aquanaut Scuba, in London, as well as the lead instructor, club treasurer, trimix gas blender instructor and main service technician. While in the UK, he has become a PADI Tec Deep & IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix Instructor, IANTD Overhead Instructor and a CCR Diver under the mentoring of renown divers such as Ian France and Phil Short.
Mehdi does a lot of diving for himself. Most of his diving has been in the challenging waters of the UK (south coast, flooded mines and deep wreck penetrations) and also abroad during some of the trips he organises (Egypt, Iceland, Ibiza, Malta, Thailand and Indonesia).
Mehdi was part of the M/V Truk Master crew, as Tec Instructor/Cruise Director, leading Technical Divers on the World Famous wrecks of the Japanese Fleet in Chuuk Lagoon, Micronesia. This helps him develop his own style of teaching: straight to the point in a relaxed atmosphere while having fun, but safety is paramount at all times.
Now based in Florida, Mehdi as joined the Cave Adventurers team and is now ready to take you for some underwater adventures.