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Scuba Shane Diving was born from the passion of Shane Coote. He now offers specialised courses for scuba diving in Brisbane. Shane completed his Open Water scuba diving course in 1999. Since then, he fell in love with diving. Shane has spent the better half of the past decade diving at local sites in South East Queensland. As a result, he slowly gained more experience, culminating in becoming a scuba diving instructor.

While completing his Rescue Diving course, Shane was serving in the Defence Force but still made time to pursue his passion for scuba diving. He took advantage of any opportunity that presented itself to gain more diving knowledge. This included working at a local dive shop, enabling him to learn more about scuba diving equipment. While employed as a firefighter in the Queensland Fire Service, Shane also completed his professional diving courses during his time off duty. Today, Shane runs Scuba Shane Diving in partnership with Scuba Diving International (SDI). His business has become one of the most successful businesses for scuba diving in Brisbane.

A little more of Shane’s story…

I have been diving all over the world but mostly in Australia’s eastern coast. Many of my clients ask me which is my favourite dive site in South East Queensland, but this is really hard to answer! Indeed, each dive offers a wonderful and unique scuba diving experience. Recently, I realised that my passion is to share with others the joy I feel when diving. I absolutely love being a scuba instructor. I take great pride in teaching my students the skills needed to enjoy scuba diving in Brisbane. Sharing these adventures has brought me more excitement than simply looking at any whale or turtle. Although, words cannot describe how wonderful it is to witness these amazing creatures in their natural environment!

I teach a vast range of scuba diving skills, from basic learn-to-dive and Open Water diving courses, to Advanced diving and specialised diving skills (e.g. Advanced First Aid). I also have a high level of experience in the administration of medical oxygen and first aid. I attribute this to my experience while working as a firefighter.

Surely, at the end of the day, it’s all about having fun! Certainly, I do my best to ensure that all scuba diving adventures are positive experiences for my clients. Further, I understand the responsibilities of maintaining a professional standard at all times. This includes the highest possible safety standards and state-of-the-art diving equipment. Indeed, the dive computers and integrated Buoyancy Control Devices (BCD) we offer are all the latest in scuba technology. We offer these for hire to all our students.

Why choose Scuba Shane Diving?

Scuba Shane Diving has a 100% safety record. This comes as a result of years of professional experience scuba diving in Brisbane. This has been achieved by following the below guidelines:

  • We perform a full risk assessment on all dives. This allows us to gain a better understanding of the environment and ocean conditions before our students are exposed to the elements.
  • The dive equipment provided is serviced annually by a qualified technician. Further, we always document proof of service and note when the next gear service is due.
  • All scuba kits contain a Surface Marker Buoy (SMB), a whistle and a knife.
  • Students are offered a diving brief before every dive. Hence, providing students with the necessary information to be confident in deploying the SMB and how and when to use the whistle.
  • As an extra safety feature, I also provide additional information on safety skills during each scuba diving course. I have learnt this as a result of my experience in the Defence Force and while working as a firefighter.
  • We also offer a detailed first aid kit and medical oxygen on every dive.
  • We operate in accordance to strict safety rules. Therefore, if the conditions don’t suit the skill level of the group, the dive will be cancelled or postponed (no exceptions).

As an experienced scuba instructor, I am qualified to teach large groups but prefer to dive with smaller groups. Experience has taught me that it is a more enjoyable experience for the students. Additionally, it also allows me to provide a more personalised experience to my students.

Contact us today to book your scuba diving course or dive trip and experience the best of scuba diving in Brisbane!

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