Nominated for:
Apprenticeship champion
Big heart
Customer service

Founded in June 2013 by Murdo Smith & fiancé Helen Dewar, with the help and encouragement of Richard Dewar MDives first ever dive was Christmas Eve 2013. The idea for MDive was born of the intention to develop a dive business specializing in Fish farm diving. 

Having spent 20+ years working within Aquaculture, both as a Fish Farm employee and on a self employed basis for other dive companies, Murdo saw the need to improve safety standards and streamline fish farm dive procedures with the onus on efficiency and customer service, creating a feeling of trust and reliability amongst clients and employees alike. The requirement for Yo-Yo Diving at fish farms makes dive operations amongst the most dangerous making safety key. Currently covering much of the West Coast we are able to cover most of Scotland through use of our own vessel and vehicles. 

Main clients include Scottish Sea Farms, Marine Harvest and Scottish Salmon Company but we also provide dive services such as salvage, retrieval, mooring inspections and repairs to many other organisations of varying sizes as well as private clients.

In our rural & remote area employment is key to ensuring our community thrives & we are very proud to have become a key employer on Mull with staff numbers rising from 6 to 30. We are a family business employing dads, nephews & sons but there is very much a family feel amongst all of the MDive crew & a real bond between all with no exception. 

We have created a name that we can be proud of, our clients can have complete trust in & build on this on a daily basis continually looking to evolve & streamline operations. All decisions are client focused & involve the voice of client feedback as reflected in the results of our annual customer feedback surveys which average an overwhelming score of 97%. Some of our great achievements include winning 3 awards, being finalists for 2 awards, achieving ISO 9001:2015, IIYP & Cyber Security certification.

What town/city are you based in?
Isle of MullArgyll (Scotland)

Number of generations
1st generation


Number of employees