SSI Instructor Trainer
CERT IV Trainer and Assessor
I started my dive journey over 20 years ago, completing my Open Water Course back home in New Zealand. Inspired by my instructor and recognizing the benefits of the SSI system I continued my training through to instructor level and enjoyed many years working all around the world in both recreational and semi-commercial roles.
The last 12 years have been spent training and developing new dive professionals through the SSI system and I now get to see them enjoying the lifestyle and experiences that becoming a dive professional brings.
As a Cert IV Trainer I am able to teach government accredited courses including Workplace First Aid, Recreational Boat and PWC Licensing, Marine Radio, Shipboard Safety, Coxswains, Master <24m and Marine Engine Driver.
SSI Assistant Instructor Trainer,
PADI MSDT Instructor,
CERT IV Trainer and Assessor
After getting bitten badly by the SCUBA bug I decided to quit the rat-race in London and have spent the last 11 years working as a Dive Instructor!
Since then I have been lucky enough to work on the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Harbour and managed dive operations in the Fiji Islands before setting up Pro Dive Magnetic Island in 2016.
Despite having completed over 2,500 dives all over the world, I am still blown away every time I visit the Great Barrier Reef!
I love everything about diving and am so grateful I get to share that passion with people from all over the world.
I did my open water course in 2016 in Melbourne and it was on the first day of my course I realised that I wanted to do this as a job. But with the Melbourne weather being so cold I decided to move to tropical Queensland where I started an Instructor Internship with Pro Dive. Since becoming an instructor not only do I get to work in an unreal office but it has also opened up so many other opportunities like getting my commercial boat tickets.
For me every dive is just as amazing as the last even if I have been to that dive site many times before. I don’t think being able to breathe underwater will ever get old!
I love seeing my students faces after diving for the first time and remembering that same feeling.
I have always grown up being in the ocean, whether that be free diving, snorkelling or spearfishing but after completing my open water course at the start of the year I was instantly addicted to SCUBA diving.
I started studying marine biology at uni in Perth but that just wasn’t enough time in the water for me so I packed my life into a 28kg suitcase and moved over to Magnetic Island to start a dive master internship and have not looked back since.
‘The Boss’ aka ‘The Doorbell’
Everyone’s favourite team member.
This pup may not have the best sea legs but she will be there to welcome you at the Pro Dive store and make your experience even more memorable.