Max Valli


Company Director

IDC Staff Instructor

Hi, my name is Max and I’m from Italy. my home town lies close to the Switzerland border in the middle of the great lakes district of north Italy.

My previous employment was in the financial sector but  in 2012 I decided i wanted  to change my life, so in  May 2013 I  moved to Malta, to live what  has been my dream for the last 20 years, that is to live by the sea  and have my own Dive centre.

I took my first scuba certification in 1986 as a  CMAS diver and I never stopped diving  in lakes, rivers and seas in all seasons. After hundreds  of dives I continued my diver education and in 1998 I  became a PADI Divemaster , then a PADI open water scuba instructor  in 2001. I continued my instructor level training and am now a PADI staff instructor and a Trimix instructor. During this time i also worked as a Staff member at Acquaclub Varese, where I was teaching courses from open water diver courses to Trimix course and also assisted with instructor development courses  since 2001 to 2013.  I love technical diving and teaching it. as a Trimix instructor i  love to transmit my experiences when teaching. I love photography  videography ,not only  underwater but also above water

My passion for fresh and salt water diving  is huge and my goal is to have divers that are sad to leave my dive centre  and are  anxious to return as soon as possible, so they  share their passion for scuba diving with other divers.

I want to thank  my wife Paola. Without  her support  I could not have  realized my dream. Last, but not least, many thanks to all the team here at ORANGESHARK D.C.,  I can ensure you they are professional, enthusiastic, and always ready to guarantee you maximum enjoyment with  maximum safety, while showing you our amazing and marvellous corner of the Mediterranean sea. Please, don’t hesitate to give me any suggestion that you feel may  improve YOUR Dive centre or our services


Spoken Languages:

  • english English
  • italian Italian
  • french French