Mikael Popov, Instructor & Guide

the sea accepts all rivers , go with the flow


I've been working at Dive.is for the two summers and am deciding to brave through the winter.
It comes as a fun challenge after working in warm climates such as Madagascar, Dominican Republic and South of Spain over the last few years.
The best part of the job is defiantly the team. Big, fun, full of energy and characters.

Name:Mikael Popov
Title at DIVE.IS:Instructor & Guide
Nickname:Miki of Mika
Employed since:June 2017
Languages:English, French, a little spanish
Working area:Guides
Favorite dive site:St George wreck in the Dominican Republic
Favorite spot on this planet:Compton Beach, Isle of Wight, UK
Interests/Hobbies:Waterpolo, Hiking and Mink spotting


  • Mika kickstarted a wonderful trip in Iceland for me

  • ...Mika was great as our tour guide and gave us some amazing tips and information plus some jokes!

  • ...I cannot recommend doing this enough, especially if you're lucky enough to be paired with Mika the guide.

  • ...Mika is my instructor. He is very experience and patient. Excellent instructor!!

  • "Mika was our guide -he was really great at keeping everyone informed about what to expect about being in near freezing water temperature! Got a good sense of humour too - which makes the experience more enjoyable as it calms everyone nerves before entering the water. Side note- he is quite dashing as well - which was a bonus! ;)"