When and where was your first dive ?
My first dive as a qualified Open Water diver, was at Capernwray. My logbook states “ First dive with family, Alex full of a cold & didn’t dive. Jake got in but was too cold. So Nick & I dived on our own!! Great, down to the plane & high fived, didn’t think this could have happened!”
What made you want to become a professional diver ?
Wanting to become a professional diver seemed the natural & logical step after completing the Master Scuba Diver with my husband & sons. So far, I am thoroughly enjoying the Dive Master course.
Favourite type of diving ?
Wetsuit please, preferably off the back of a liveaboard in glorious sunshine.
Best Dive ?
Best dive was my scariest, it was my 9th dive. Doing my first night dive, out on the Great Barrier Reef, having to jump into about a dozen Reef sharks, but once I started to descend, the majesty and elegance of these amazing creatures left me awestruck. So looking forward to Project Shark on Blue O Two later this year.
Dream diving destination ?
I really want to dive with Mantas, so my dream destination would probably be The Maldives
Favourite piece of dive equipment and why ?
My favourite piece of dive equipment is my computer. I love my Suunto D6i in white, it’s really bling to wear as a watch as well. Super cool.
Favourite marine life ?
Favourite marine life has to be the seals in the Farne Islands. They are so inquisitive and curious of us strange creatures in their world, it’s very easy to forget that they are a top marine predator when they are playing with you.
If you could choose any buddy who would it be ?
I would always chose to dive with my husband or my sons, as we are all very aware of each other’s capabilities and look out for each other. You can’t beat diving as a family unit.
What is your next diving goal ?
My next diving goal is to complete my Dive Master course and hopefully complete My DSD Leader.
Best water related joke ?
How To fail your open water test
Tell your instructor you will race him to the surface.
Loudly proclaim that safety stops are for “wussies”.
Spit in your wetsuit and pee in your mask.
Ask your instructor, which fin goes on which foot.
Tell your instructor there is no way you can lift a cylinder with 2,000 pounds of air in it.
When asked for your dive plan, you hand over a bundle of travel brochures.
|Master Scuba Diver||05 August 2014|
|Deep||31 July 2014|
|Sidemount||22 June 2014|
|SMB DIVER||04 May 2014|
|Underwater Navigator||03 May 2014|
|Enriched Air Diver||19 December 2013|
|Rescue Diver||28 July 2013|
|EFR – Primary Care (CPR) & Sec Care (1st) w/ AED||22 June 2013|
|Advanced Open Water||04 April 2012|
|Open Water||18 September 2011|
|Discover Scuba Diving||04 August 2011|
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