Oli has been diving for 18 years now, and still prefers to be in the water teaching or exploring over anything else. Having qualification and experience with most of the major training agencies, he went RAID only in 2015, and since has become an Open Circuit (OC) Recreational and Technical Instructor Trainer, and a Closed Circuit (CCR) Instructor. Oli is also part of the RAID Authoring team and primary author of the recently updated DECO 50 Course.

As test diver for Liquivision and VMS, as well as a Diving Matrix Instructor, Oli is always keen to push his diving, and has a particular attitude towards equipment quality and configuration; “it’s gotta be right, not almost right”.

Oli runs most RAID programmes available either in Malta, UK, or mainland Europe. Information on Olivier van Overbeek can be found here: DivingMatrix.co.uk   Oli uses and recommends xDeep backmounted systems for his Open Circuit diving and DIRZone on his Sentinel CCR, and for backup light sources only ammonite will do. He also uses various other products from across our range including Luxfer cylinders, our high quality stainless clips, hoses and SMBs

Olivier van Overbeek, Diving Matrix