Long ago, on a holiday in Lanzarote I took the offer of a free ‘suck and see’ sample of scuba equipment in the pool at the hotel I was staying in. I was immediately hooked. I then had a full ‘Try Dive’ in the ocean – I was amazed at how wonderful the underwater environment was. Upon returning home, I was able to join a BSAC club at RAF Honington, training to become a ‘Club Diver’ in 2000 with open water dives at Gildenburgh Water.
My diving history then became ‘holiday diving’, which included more diving in The Canaries, Egypt, and Turkey. Whilst diving in Turkey, I switched brands to SSI, and qualified as a ‘Master Diver’ and completed various modules including ‘Stress and Recue’.
Whilst serving in the Army Reserve, I had the opportunity to train to become a Dive Leader. I had to cross back to BSAC (all British Military diving is under BSAC regulations) so I joined Sudbury Scuba Club. My interest in UK diving was started – Diving in Plymouth in October 2017 was fantastic. The sea life was amazing, such an enjoyable course.
I decided to give something back to the club, and trained to become an Assistant Diving Instructor in March 2018, and I am due to complete my Open Water Instructor course in September 2020.
My Fiancée is also a keen scuba diver, and she qualified as an Ocean Diver 2018.
I like all sorts of diving, from diving with sharks in the Maldives, wreck diving in the UK and I do enjoy instructing.