PASSIONATE SCUBA INSTRUCTOR (FORMER IT CONSULTANT)
Passionate diving instructor (PADI) with a professional attitude and full of positive energy whilst always adhering to and maintaining standards. Experienced with more than 1,000 dives in different and some challenging dive sites over the world (Thailand, Malaysia and various places in Indonesia). Cool-headed, humorous, caring and empathetic I have a way with learners and advanced divers as well. I love teaching and entertaining people. I know how to make guests feel relaxed and happy. Diving mainly in South East Asia from big currents to chilled house reefs.
Love and live diving. Willing to teach and guide divers and convert beginners to dive by following all standards and being patient, clearing any anxieties and conveying unforgettable impressions. I want to discover and save the beauty of the underwater world while gaining more experience in a professional surrounding and kind team.
OTHER DIVING RELATED INFORMATION
- Queensland Boating License (Australia)
- Queensland Driving Licence (Australia)
- Mechanically minded with keeping equipment well serviced and maintained
- Own dive equipment including torch, compass, SMB, dive computer
- Personal and professional dive insurance (DAN and PADI)
- Briefing and guiding boat and beach dives, night dives and check / refresh dives
- Very empathetic and patient with beginners and Discover Scuba Divers
- Dealing calmly and professionally with challenging and unforeseen situations
- Strong service orientation and customer care
I was born in Australia. I have lived the past 13 years abroad mainly in the United Kingdom, the last 3 years I have spent travelling the world on a motorbike from London, UK to Brisbane, Australia. During this time, I have visited and made friends in 34 countries whilst understanding the different cultures and landscapes this has made me have a thorough understanding of how people are all different. During this time there was many highs and lows, one that comes to mind is rebuilding my motorbike engine in a shipping container / workshop in the middle of Tajikistan after managing to transport the bike and myself through two different countries utilising trucks and any means to arrive at the destination.
Before I ventured off on my travels, I was an Information Technology consultant for more than 30 years. This work involved anything from preparing and presenting to boards, defining and running projects and working closely with the teams. I have a very good understanding of all main stream computer software from Microsoft, website hosting and building, through to Point of Sales systems (POS). I have worked for different companies around the world, also, running my own during this time so have a firm business sense on what is required and how to achieve results.
My interests aside from a passion for scuba diving include motorbikes, photography, travel, mechanics, environment and conservation preservation.