Taiwan Dive Buddy was founded by McGill Cheng.  McGill has been an active diver since his first diver training in 1984.   With a strong belief in continuing education, McGill has challenged himself by always working to improve his own diving knowledge and skills.  Recent endeavours have included attaining his PADI Course Director Rating, DAN Instructor and regularly working on increasing his knowledge and skills in the technical diving area.  Most recently he has become a DSAT Instructor Trainer.  Dive Professionals that work alongside McGill also have similar beliefs that dive training and fun diving should be professional, safe and fun.  We hope that diving with Taiwan Dive Buddy will lead to many new friendships in Taiwan!

McGill was first introduced to scuba diving during his days serving as a life guard in northern Taiwan.  Scuba diving was still very new to Taiwan and he was introduced to the sport with only the most basic of equipment.  The more he experienced the marvels of the underwater world, the more he wanted to see and learn about scuba diving.  After many years as a recreational diver he challenged himself further by becoming a dive professional and achieving his PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certification.   Over those many years McGill continued to learn alongside his students, seeking more training that led to him becoming Master Scuba Instructor.   He is passionate about the marine environment, as well as having fun, safe diving with friends.  

Besides his teaching knowledge McGill is also well known for his knowledge and skill regarding scuba equipment.  McGill is a talented scuba repair technician but especially enjoys working with different blending systems.  He is a gas blending instructor and most recently  built his own Nitrox facility in Taipei.  

McGill is native to Taiwan and has also lived in other countries including Canada, South Africa and the Phillipines.  He loves to dive both locally and internationally and his international perspective drives him in his comitmment to improving diving standards and safety in Taiwan.  Helping Taiwan to be put on the map as a world-class diving destination and helping others to enjoy and love Taiwan waters as much as he does is one of his ultimate dreams.

McGill is a surfer at heart, so when the waves are too big to dive, you will find him surfing.  Additionally he loves to travel, do underwaterphotography and spend time with his wife, Jennifer, and two golden retrievers -  Manta and Marlin!

Dive safe, Dive fun, 
Dive Taiwan Dive Buddy!