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I have been enjoying scuba diving for over 35 years. I initially began diving  with the British Sub Aqua Club, 3rd Class (BSAC) and also the Sub Aqua Association (SAA) Dive supervisor. I qualified as  a SAA club instructor, and played an active role in my local  dive club.

After a number of years, I decided to continue my dive education with PADI. I  progressed and qualified as a PADI   professional instructor (OWSI) also as a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT), a PADI Staff Instructor (IDCS).and a TecRec trimix technical diving instructor. I have been a professional PADI member for over 26 Years. (blimey!).

I ran Sea Urchin Divers (dive club and school) for just over 23 years. I have a strong passion for diving and have had the opportunity over the years to dive all over the world. I have dived in the Red Sea (Egypt), Tenerife, Malta, Maldives, Indonesia, America, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia  and Israel to name a few.

I took up Underwater photography many years ago and primarily took photographs just for interest and as part of my dives and not as underwater photo dives. It not until more recently that I have  set more focus (pardon the pun) to taking underwater photographs.

Instructor Certifications:
SAA club instructor, PADI open water instructor, master scuba diver trainer, staff instructor, DSAT tec deep technical instructor. DSAT trimix instructor, DSAT gas blender instructor. emergency first response first aid instructor and "first aid at work" instructor.

Speciality  Instructor Ratings:
Deep, wreck,enriched air, dry suit, search and recovery, multilevel, u/w photographer, navigation. night, self reliant diver and Drager re breather instructor.

Other
Factory trained Seac-Sub and Tigullio regulator technician.
Operated as UK service technician trainer for Seac-Sub and Tigullio

Qualified HNC electronic and mechanical engineer, worked  in the semiconductor chip manufacturing industry, taught vacuum/gas technology, including clients such as atomic weapons establishment (AWE) and particle accelerator equipment manufacturers world wide.
Qualified skydiver and a keen underwater photographer.
Gas engineer and electrician.
I currently use a Olympus E-M1 Mark 11 in a  Nauticam housing

Sony RX100mk2 in a Nauticam housing

14-42mm Olympus EZ kit lens (using Nauticam port 29)

Inon H100/dome wide wet lens

Inon UCL165’s wet macro lenses.

Sea & Sea YS-D2 strobes

10Bar lazer guide Snoot

Adobe light Room LM

Paintshop Pro


Enhanced CRB Cert 001478747210




Scuba certifications:

BSAC 3rd class, SAA dive supervisor, PADI rescue diver, dive master, Dreager re breather diver. tec deep diver. trimix diver.

The above image was taken by Juliet Best