Master Instructor

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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

Professional Certifications

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

 

Contact Michael

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