Having graduated from university in 2006 with a degree in Marine and Freshwater Science, it was only natural that I immerse myself in the very environment in which my studies are based upon. So May that year, I embarked upon my underwater adventures with none other than Jane Bowman as my instructor. Since learning to dive with (AB) Ocean Divers, diving has – and always will be – a sport that I thoroughly enjoy every aspect of and have a great passion for. As the years passed from 2006, Ocean Divers has seen me through virtually all of my dive training to the PADI Instructor that I am today.
My passion for marine education has led me to a more tourism based work environment, both locally here in Melbourne, and traveling up north to the Whitsunday region, where I was a Marine Biologist with one of the cruise operators. I have also been fortunate enough to have dived in a couple of ideal tropical destinations in Fiji and Vanuatu. Having said that, there are still plenty of interstate and overseas dive hot spots I’d like to tick off the proverbial bucket list!
Late September 2014, I traveled across to Vanuatu, where I undertook a Scientific Diving course. Not being content with the restrictions of that speciality I continued to complete my ADAS Part 1 Commercial Diver certification. The intention with this level of diving is to undertake marine research diving in-between instructing and shop time. Free diving and cycling are the two other sports that I tend to enjoy when I’m not SCUBA diving.
I’m fortunate to be able to be in an industry where I can combine my skills, abilities, love and passion for the ocean, always learn something new every day, and there are always new goals to achieve.