My passion for diving was first started in England over 14 years ago. It didn’t take long for the “Lust for Rust” to imbed itself firmly in my veins. The rest is history. First and foremost is I love my diving and if you would like to become a part of our team who are dedicated to having great laughs, great diving and great fun you are most welcome. If you dont have the skills - no worries I will teach you! WE dont do courses here for the sake of it - we do them as a means to get to the places that we long to dive. If they are wedged 50meters inside some wreck 75m deep then so be it!!!!!!
One thing here is you get much more than some course. You get surrounded by like minded people wanting to spend their recreational time having GREAT Adventures!! So what are you waiting for Contact me on 027 2782250 (auckland) or email me at email@example.com
Highest Certifications: PADI Course Director (Instr Trainer)
PADI Speciality Instr Trainer Ratings:
Deep, Navigation, Night, Multilevel, Altitude, Boat, Naturalist, Wreck, Photographer, Videographer, Drysuit, DPV, Search and Recovery, Drift, SCR Dolphin Rebreather Instr Trainer
PADI EFR (Medic First Aid) Instr Trainer
EMP Workplace Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instr Trainer
EMP Oxygen Administrator Instr Trainer
DSAT Tech Deep Instr Trainer
DSAT Trimix Gas blender/technician IT
TDI Adv Trimix Instr # 4653
TDI CCR Inspiration Rebreather Instr
TDI Adv Wreck Penetration Instr
NZU Small Boat Trainer up to 6m ( MSDB & MSCB)
Waikato bow section
Having built up over 3000 dives in various locations world wide. England, Scotland (scapa flow), New Zealand, The Red Sea, Cyprus, South Africa, Caves in Zimbabwe, The Great Barrier Reef, Vavau Tonga, fiji, Solomon Islands Guadalcanal, Gizo, tulagi, President Coolidge Vanuatu, Sipidan. Borneo). I have mostly been associated with training facilities teaching all aspects of PADI and TDI programs. Also guiding and taking groups of divers out on weekend trips both locally and internationally.
When I am not teaching I love taking underwater still photographs and videography (that's when I have just finished poking my head deep into rusty holes) . Marine Archaeology has become a new interest with the preservation of artefacts, knowledge and research so that others can benefit from what we have learnt
I also spent many’s an evening in my garage designing and building a mixed gas CCR (“The Widowmaker”) completing over 250 hours on the unit. I now dive a buddy inspiration (400+ hours) - a great tool to get me to obscure places.
I have also been involved in many diving activities with significant experience in leading expeditions to deep wrecks like HMRNZ Puriri (a Kiwi minesweeper sunk in 1940’s in a 100m of water off the coast of NZ), RMS Niagara (a luxurious Ocean liner lying in 125m of water), the President Coolidge, Iron Bottom Sounds and many to the Michael Lermontov (a Russian Ocean liner sunk in 36m in the South Island). In June 2000 he was involved with Tanya Streeters 90 meter variable ballast sled dive in New Zealand. Also featuring in the National Geographic series X-Force The Science of Diving. I have also become more involved with planning and organising technical trips round NZ and the South Pacific. Recently finding and diving a WW1 shipwreck off the top of the south Island - the Port Kembla in 96m
Buddy Inspiration Closed circuit rebreather and all the trimmings.
cutting a hole in the ice in Lake Alta in the Remarkables Queenstown