Yury Velikanau


Yury is a software engineer by day, PADI Divemaster, Reef Checker, Freediver, and aspiring underwater photographer during off-hours. Our multi-talented person is also is a father to Arthur and husband to Nadia.

Born and raised in Belarus, the land-locked country, grew up on Jacques Cousteau documentaries dreaming on becoming a diver one day which only happened in 2014 in Hawaii, but shortly after that discovered beautiful California diving and passion to underwater photography. 

He has completed his PADI Divemaster & Specialty Diver training in Peak Performance Buoyancy, Enriched Air, Night, Drysuit, Full Face Mask, Wreck Diver, and Navigation, and Fii Freediver and Reef Check Diver with Malibu Divers. He is one our most experienced local divers and skilled Malibu Divers professionals. 

He posts some of his pictures on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/spectator_by/ 

Scuba Name?   U/W Cosmonaut

Scuba Kit? 

  • Computer - Suunto D6i
  • BCD -Halcyon Infinity
  • Regulator - Atomic Aquatics B2
  • Exposure Suits - Bare 8/7mm Velocity Semi-Dry & DUI TLS350 Drysuit

Favorite Dive Spot?  He enjoys every dive.

For personal or group instruction with me, please contact me via Malibu Divers below.