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Learn springboard diving in a fun & supportive environment!

We are excited to start welcoming divers back to the pool. The North Shore Dolphins Diving Club has approved our Return to Sport Plan. If you are interested in our classes, please contact admin@northshoredolphins.ca for more information.


Our Coaches

Our experienced diving coaches work hard at promoting fun & fitness in and out of the pool.  

Kostya Karibyan

Kostya Karibyan - Kostya has been coaching the North Shore Dolphins Dive Club since 2004. He is a former diving champion and former coach of the Ukraine National Dive Team. Kostya holds a Physical Education degree and is a Level 3 Certified diving coach with over 30 years of diving and gymnastics coaching experience in Europe and Canada. 

Reza Kheibari

Reza Kheibari - Competitive Team Coach. The Dolphins welcomed Reza Kheibari to our coaching staff in 2018. He is a former head coach of the Iran National Diving Team with over 16 years of diving experience in Asia and Europe. He has an International Solidarity Coaching Degree, Fina Certificate for dive score judging and is certified as an Advanced Diving Referee. Reza’s coaching experience builds upon his long list of accomplishments as a diver himself. He was Iran’s champion for 13 consecutive years and has earned numerous podium positions in international championships. A talented scout and mentor, Reza knows how to encourage athletes to compete at the highest level and realize their potential.

Soraya Mazhari

Soraya Mazhari – Recreational & Competitive Development Team Coach. Soraya joined the Dive Club in 2004 and was the club’s senior diver until her retirement from competitive diving in 2008.  During that time, Soraya competed in numerous local and Provincial diving competitions.  Soraya is a Competition Introduction Certified Coach.  Soraya has been coaching with the Dolphins since 2008.  In addition to coaching the North Shore Dolphins, Soraya has also coached diving for the West Vancouver Community Centre, Hollyburn Country Club, UBC, North Van Cruisers and for BC Diving at the BC Diving Christmas Camp. Soraya started working with the Dolphins’ junior competitive divers in 2010 taking them to meets where her divers had great podium success. Soraya is also trained as a lifeguard, swim instructor, and in first aid. Her gentle nature always brings huge smiles out of our divers.

Lindsay Underdown

Lindsay Underdown – Pre-competitive and Development Team Coach. After diving for four years with the North Shore Dolphins, Lindsay transitioned into her coaching career with the North Shore Dolphins in 2011. Lindsay is a NCCP certified Competition-Introduction coach. Lindsay has lots of prior experience working with children, and has taken courses in early exercise physiology, psychology, and early childhood education. She recognizes athletes acquire new skills at different rates, and works to accommodate this and keep athletes of all levels challenged to a healthy degree. Lindsay strives to create a positive training environment for the divers with lots of enthusiasm, patience, and encouragement.

Angela Chirico

Angela Chirico – Junior Coach. Angela joined the North Shore Dolphins in 2013 and is a certified Junior Coach.  Training with the high performance team, Angela had the opportunity to compete in many local, provincial competitions, the B.C. winter games 2016, as well as numerous Novice National level competitions earning a bronze medal in 2018.  In addition to volunteer coaching with the Dolphins, Angela has coached with the North Vancouver Cruisers Summer Diving Club. In addition to her diving, Angela has been a synchronized and development speed swimmer and is currently training to be a lifeguard.  Her patient and relaxed personality helps her work and train young divers.

Elena Castellon

Elena Castellon – Junior Coach. Elena started diving for the Dolphins in 2013. She has competed Nationally at the Novice Nationals in Saskatoon, and locally at many Provincial and local competitions. Elena also spent a week at the Dive Canada training camp in Cuba as well as two IDive Intensive training camps.  In 2015 Elena took the coaching course and attained her coaching certification. Elena has put her training and experience to good use as a volunteer dive coach for the Dolphins for the past three years. For the past two years she has also worked and volunteered for the North Shore Cruisers. Elena loves coaching new divers and has a love of teaching kids. Elena is in grade 11 at Saint Thomas Aquinas Secondary and has plans to go into Neural Psychiatry.