Our Team

Francois Besson

François Besson is a highly accomplished and respected figure in the world of diving, renowned for his extensive knowledge and experience. As the founder of Diving World Mauritius, he has played a pivotal role in promoting diving as a recreational activity in Mauritius. With over three decades of experience running multiple dive schools, François has become an influential figure in the diving industry world wide.

His diving qualifications are:

    CMAS 3* Instructor

    PADI Instructor

    NAUI Instructor

Gideon Malan

In 2016, Gideon Malan joined forces with Diving World as a partner, driven by a profound passion for introducing our guests to the enchanting underwater realm. With more than two decades of experience, he possesses a deep and intimate understanding of aquatic life, underpinned by an unwavering commitment to ensuring diver safety. Beyond this, Gideon also channels his enthusiasm into crafting captivating underwater content, further sharing his love for the subaquatic world.

Diver Qualifications:


CMAS 2* Instructor