My name is Shane and my passion is scuba diving and what wonders lies beneath the ocean surface.
I completed my Open Water Scuba Diving Course in 1999 and this is when I fell in love with scuba diving. From that day I spent every available opportunity scuba diving at local dive sites around South East Queensland and realised my life had changed. The next 7 years saw me slowly gain more dive experience and complete scuba diving courses to expand my knowledge. I completed my Advanced Adventure Course in Thailand and a Rescue Diver Course in Brisbane.
At the time I was serving in the Army but with my new found love for scuba diving, I endeavoured to gain as much experience at every possible opportunity. Towards the end of my 10 years working with the Defence Force I started to think about my next career move. I had gained experience with working in a dive shop which enabled me to gain knowledge about scuba diving equipment.
While employed as a firefighter in the Queensland Fire Service; I completed professional scuba diving courses in my off duty time and now run a training facility with Scuba Diving International (SDI).
I have dived all over the world but mostly off the East Coast of Australia. I am often asked where my favourite dive location would be but it is hard to pinpoint just one dive site that is better than the last as each dive reveals more and more wonderful scuba experiences. It has made me realise now that my true passion is in sharing with others the joy that can be gained and the adventures to be had when you experience what is waiting beneath the ocean. Being a scuba instructor in Brisbane, teaching learn to dive courses and sharing these adventures with students has brought me more excitement than just looking at any whale or turtle, however words cannot describe how wonderful these amazing creatures are when you are able to see them in their natural environment.
I am an experienced and knowledgable scuba instructor based in Brisbane; teaching a vast range of scuba diving skills from basic learn to dive and Open Water Diver to Advanced Adventure Diver 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 which I attribute to my knowledge and experience I have gained while working as a firefighter.
At the end of the day it’s all about having fun and I do my best to ensure that all scuba diving adventures are positive experiences. You can never have too much fun. A smile on everyone’s faces is proof of a great dive trip, but it is also imperative to maintain a professional standard whether on an scuba diving course or a social dive. The highest possible safety standards are maintained at all times and all the latest diving gear is used. Dive computers are used on all my courses and the latest weight system is integrated in the state of the art Buoyancy Control Device (BCD). I use multiple brands to provide the best possible understanding of what each manufacturer offers which helps my customers with any possible future purchase decisions.
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