Kirstie Hewes from Billericay was the ever-so-lucky winner of the Dive Sportif/Emperor Divers LIDS competition. Which means that Kirstie and a pal will be heading to the Red Sea this year to dive from Emperor's brand new luxury liveaboard - Emperor Elite!
Kirsty, who has just turned 33, was pretty chuffed when we told her...
"Wow, what a fanstastic surprise! Thank you very much. I've been diving since November 2001, having done my Open Water in St Lucia and my advanced in Grenada. I am club secretary for a dive club in Chelmsford, Essex (Adventures in Diving) and as the club is really active on the UK diving scene I am beginning to get used to the somewhat colder waters around the UK coast.
I've done four liveaboards to the Red Sea, one of which was with Emperor Divers. Next on the list is Rescue Diver which I am starting soon and then hopefully my Divemaster."
Congratulations from all at Dive Sportif and Emperor Divers, Kirstie!