When and where was your first dive ?
Zante, September 2007. As I walked down the beach there were lots of baby turtles hatching and making their way to the sea. It was pretty Special.
What made you want to become a professional diver ?
I loved diving and wanted to make a career out of introducing others to the amazing underwater world. The enjoyment of seeing divers come out of the water after their first dive is always exciting.
Favourite type of diving ?
I enjoy them all but if I had to pick one I would choose the deeper technical wrecks. I love the planning that goes into a deep dive and the sight of a wreck emerging as you drop down the shot line.
Best Dive ?
The Markgraff or any of the big wrecks Scapa Flow. The history behind each of the wrecks just adds to the dives.
Dream diving destination ?
The Galapagos Islands. It has everything.
Favourite piece of dive equipment and why ?
GoPro, I can take lots of footage to make my friends jealous.
Favourite marine life ?
Sharks, their power and gracefulness in the water is fantastic to watch.
If you could choose any buddy who would it be ?
I would love to get my Dad back in the water. I was a trainee Divemaster when he did his Openwater but have only dived with him a couple of times since then. My favourite buddy is my wife, I know its soppy but we understand exactly what each other are doing in the water which makes diving with her so easy.
What is your next diving goal ?
My main goal is to drive Reefers and Wreckers to the next level. On a personal development level I am torn between becoming a PADI Course Director and venturing into the world of Rebreathers. All three will require a great deal of commitment.
Best water related joke ?
One day, a diver was enjoying the aquatic world 15 metres below sea level. He noticed a guy at the same depth he was, with no scuba gear on whatsoever.
The diver went below another 10 metres, but the guy joined him a minute later. The diver went below 15 more metres, a minute later, the same guy joined him.
This confused the diver, so he took out a waterproof chalkboard, and wrote, “How the heck are you able to stay under this deep without equipment?”
The guy took the board and chalk, erased what the diver had written, and wrote, “I’m drowning, you moron
|EFR First Aid at Work Instructor Trainer||22-May-2015|
|PADI Advanced Rebreather Poseidon MkVI/Se7en Inst||05 Nov 2015|
|PADI Rebreather Poseidon MkVI/Se7en Instructor||05 Nov 2015|
|SMB DIVER INSTRUCTOR||13 Aug 2015|
|Care For Children Trainer||06 Mar 2014|
|EFR Trainer||06 Mar 2014|
|TMX 45 (Min 21% O2 Max 20% He)||06 Mar 2014|
|TMX 50 (Min 21% O2 Max 20% He)||06 Mar 2014|
|Tec Rec Trimix Diver Instructor||20 Dec 2013|
|Master Instructor||16 Oct 2013|
|Diver Propulsion Vehicle Instructor||20 Aug 2013|
|Search & Recovery Instructor||20 Aug 2013|
|Sidemount Instructor||20 Aug 2013|
|Tec Rec Trimix Blender Instructor||19 Dec 2011|
|Tec Rec Deep Instructor||01 Dec 2011|
|Self-Reliant Diver Instructor||30 Nov 2011|
|Twinset Instructor||30 Nov 2011|
|IDC Staff Instructor||14 Oct 2011|
|Boat Instructor||22 Sep 2010|
|Drift Instructor||22 Sep 2010|
|Dry Suit Instructor||22 Sep 2010|
|Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor||22 Sep 2010|
|Wreck Instructor||22 Sep 2010|
|Master Scuba Diver Trainer||16 Jun 2010|
|Deep Instructor||20 Oct 2009|
|Digital Underwater Photography Instructor||20 Oct 2009|
|Enriched Air Instructor||20 Oct 2009|
|Equipment Specialist Instructor||20 Oct 2009|
|Night Diver Instructor||20 Oct 2009|
|Open Water Scuba Instructor||22 Jul 2009|
|Care For Children Instructor||25 Jun 2009|
|EFR Instructor||25 Jun 2009|
|Assistant Instructor||20 Mar 2009|
|AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Sp Instructor||20 Mar 2009|
|Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor||20 Mar 2009|
|Project Aware Instructor||20 Mar 2009|
|Assistant Instructor||05 Mar 2009|
|Divemaster||04 Nov 2008|
Non Professional Certifications
|Tec Rec Trimix Diver||10 November 2013|
|Sidemount||20 May 2013|
|Tec 40||21 November 2011|
|Tec 45||21 November 2011|
|Tec 50||21 November 2011|
|TWIN SET DIVER||14 November 2010|
|Equipment Specialist||06 September 2008|
|Deep||14 August 2008|
|Rescue Diver||01 June 2008|
|EFR – Primary Care (CPR) & Sec Care (1st) w/ AED||13 April 2008|
|OXYGEN FIRST AID||13 April 2008|
|RECOMPRESSION CHAMBER AWARENESS||10 February 2008|
|Enriched Air Diver||26 June 2008|
|Project AWARE||15 December 2007|
|Advanced Open Water||01 December 2007|
|Night Diver||07 November 2007|
|CMAS 1* Diver||28 August 2007|
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