Warrick McDonald

PADI Course Director
EFR Instructor Trainer
CDAA Advanced Cave Instructor

Beginning as a spearfisherman, Warrick became 'hooked' on SCUBA diving in 1961. It became a lifelong passion that turned into his career in 1965 and continues to provide him with a lifestyle that many envy.  He first started teaching in 1972, joined PADI, and over the years went through many courses and taught thousands of students. Warrick became a Course Director in 1989, which enables him to teach Instructors what he has learned by following the PADI system. As the Managing Director of Ocean Divers he can now pass on his knowledge to his staff and share the enthusiasm he has for the sport with everyone. Warrick's involvement in the Dive Industry has enabled him to hold many positions, other than as a trainer, such as President Of Dive Australia for 5 years, Past President of the Victorian Dive Association for 6 years, Current member of Standards Australia sub-committee on Entry Level Recreational SCUBA Diving, past Business Director and National Director (10 years service) of the Cave Divers Association of Australia, current committee member of the Landowners Advisory Group of SA and he has also acted as an adviser for Government Departments such as Conservation, Fisheries, Police and the State Coroner. At Ocean Divers he oversees the day to day operations but he also skippers dive charter boats some weekends. His passion for cave diving has enabled him to explore caves all around the world.

Warrick was awarded the Industry Recognition Award at OZTek 2011 for 'Outstanding Contribution to the Advancement of Diving in Australia.


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