I have been in Engineering for many years and highly qualified in welding many different materials. So in 2009 i decided to enrol in a underwater welding course in Dunoon, Scotland.
After a good hour doing a physical examination i was told that the course was not for people with severe scar tissue so i was turned away but with a contact number for a local recreational diving club. So in 2009 i signed up to do my open water course and went straight on to do my advanced open water.
In 2010 i bought my first camera but found myself taking more videos than photos. Over the next couple of years i did course after course and bought a few different cameras and video cameras.
Cameras & Equipment
Fuji FinePix F200EXR Digital Camera with Fujifilm WP-FXF200 Housing f/ with fuji strobe.
Olympus Pen E-PL1 with Olympus PT-EP01 PEN, fuji strobe and spot
Sony HDR CX240 Full HD Camcorder with ikelite housing.
GoPro hero 3 white.
GoPro hero 3 silver.
GoPro hero 3 + black.
GoPro 4 Silver.
Olympus tough TG4 with Olympus PT-056 Underwater Housing.
Light & Motion GoBe spot.
Light & Motion GoBe video light & night sea lens.
GoPro Karma Drone with Hand held electronic stabiliser
Andoer railless camera slider
2009 Open water
2009 Advanced open water
2010 Emergency Oxygen provider
2010 enriched air diver
2010 Wreck diver
2010 Boat diver
2010 Rescue diver
2011 (Shark biology)
2011 Sea Turtle awareness diver
2011 Deep diver
2012 Rebreather diver
2012 Advanced rebreather diver
2015 Night diver
2015 Drift diver
2015 Self reliant diver
2016 Videography & Editing course
2017 – present. Video reviewer for Scubaverse.com
2015 – present. volunteer for the Community Seagrass initiative which surveys the seagrass beds from Plymouth to Weymouth in a citizen science project!