Welcome to my first blog post!
Scuba diving has been a way of life for me since an early age. Growing up in New Zealand I spent a lot of time on the water, my mum tells me my first ever bath as a newborn was in the tub on the boat! I feel at home on and under the water.
My parents are both divers; dad a keen hunter gatherer and mum more holiday/scenic diver (and she’s totally paranoid of sharks). From about the age of 5 I remember spending time with my aunty; a uni student who worked part time as a diving instructor. I knew when I grew up I wanted to be just like her!
I started diving properly in 2007 while I was at University. I became an instructor as soon as possible so I could not only go diving, but I could be paid to do it!
For a couple of years I spent a lot of time hosting people at the beach house in the Coromandel, New Zealand. How many people can say they share marshmallows around the fire in your pyjamas with your customers?
I’m a ‘people person’ and that’s one of my favourite parts about diving. Although we only spend one hour at a time under the water, we could spend days hanging out together on a trip. Some of the best parts happen on the boat in between dives or back at the accommodation sharing photos and stories of the days diving.
I moved to Perth Australia in 2010 and am fortunate to have a full time role in a very cool dive shop (although I may be bias to think that). I did my time in the corporate world and decided that was not for me! There’s a lot of energy and enthusiasm in the diving industry 🙂
I do a lot of local diving around Western Australia, and I travel to some of the best international diving locations at least twice a year.
My biggest regret? Not keeping a log book! What I do have is lots of photos and stories to tell. So here I am starting a blog.
I hope you enjoy reading about my diving adventures, and they inspire you to get out there and experience some of the amazing places. I’d love to hear from you so don’t forget to like, comment and share!