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Adelaide Scuba Dive Team

 

Our Team Combines Creativity, Energy, Experience and Passion.

 We believe that a good dive centre is not only based on the facilities and services provided but most importantly the support, guidance, dedication and professionalism of the staff is what really puts a centre above the rest. 
 
 John Bent
 
– PADI IDC Staff Instructor / Mentor
 
John has extensive experience in the scuba diving industry including instructor qualifications in recreational and technical diving. In addition to John’s experience in diver training, John has also owned and operated his own diving businesses in Adelaide and Guam, Micronesia. Originally running Adelaide Skin Diving Centre which along with Glenelg Scuba Diving Centre/Adelaide Scuba has been Adelaide’s leading dive centres for many years. John has dived in many parts of the world and brings to Adelaide Scuba an added wealth of knowledge. John is regularly on site and is happy to share his experience and knowledge with any keen individual.
 
 Joel Pringle
 
– Assistant Manager / PADI MSDT Instructor
 
Joel brings his enthusiasm for the underwater world to the dive team, with extensive experience in the aquarium trade his passion for marine life is truly inspiring. Completing his PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor over 5 years ago he has since trained in recreational and technical areas including cave, rebreather, sidemount and photography. Joel’s knowledge of dive gear is extensive and he is a leading member of the store and instructional team.
 
  Mark Norstorm
 
– PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
 
Mark joined the team over 3 years ago as a Divemaster with extensive experience travelling and diving throughout Asia, he is committed to sharing his passion for diving with others and is one of our core Instructors teaching entry level dive training through to specialties. He has built significant local diving experience and is a valuable asset to our training team.
 
 Brenton Druery
 
– PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
 
Brenton joined the team as a Master Scuba Diver Trainer who had worked for some time throughout Asia building his experience. He has a passion for Technical diving and shipwreck exploration and extensive experience in Deep and Wreck Diving including the wrecks of the South China Sea. After relocating to Adelaide from Sydney he has become a local and an experienced core Instructor in our team. You can find him teaching entry level courses right through to Advanced and a number of specialties.
  
David Raymond
 
– PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
 
David is one of our Senior Instructors who brings a wealth of knowledge in diver training to the dive team. David learnt to dive in Adelaide and has been diving through the facility for many years. David is actively training all levels of SCUBA and is generally found out on the boats guiding divers on and around some of Adelaide’s favourite dive sites. As an experienced cave diver, David also enjoys spending his time in Mount Gambier and has been lucky enough to explore some of the world’s premier cave sites in Mexico and Florida.
  
Erika Sullivan
 
– PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
- PADI Freediving Instructor
- EFR and oxygen Provider Instructor
 
Erika moved to Glenleg, South Australia from Toronto, Canada when she heard it was on the ocean, and yes there are sharks (very infrequently!). Erika is our emergency veterinarian by night, and scuba diver trainer by day. She completed her Divemaster and Assistant Instructor course with Adelaide Scuba and her Instructor Development Course on Malapascua Island in the Philippines where she earned her Project AWARE Shark Certification. Erika teaches 9 courses at Adelaide Scuba and has since earned her title as a Master Scuba Diver Trainer. In May 2017, Erika trained under Australian Freediving Champion Adam Stern and is currently teaching PADI Basic Freediver and Freediver courses.
 
Shane Hill
 
– PADI Divemaster
 
Our regular dive guide and training assistant, Shane has been with Adelaide Scuba for the many years, his passion and enthusiasm for scuba diving is inspiring to say the least. Shane is an experienced diver with dive tales from around Australia and destinations including Guam and Chuuk ‘Truk Lagoon’, He is often onboard the weekly dives offering is assistance and showing many divers the true highlights of many of our local temperate water sites.
 
 
Alex Lea
 
– PADI Assistant Instructor
 
Alex joined the team as a Divemaster 2 years ago after working and diving throughout Queensland following her passion for the environment and marine life conservation. She is active within our local Reef Watch group and continues to develop her interests in this area. Since being a part of our team she has progressed to Assistant Instructor and now can be found assisting on entry level courses, advanced and specialties as well as guiding dives for travelling divers to locate Leafy Sea Dragons.
 
 
Adam Winterburn
 
– PADI Divemaster
 
Adam started his diving adventure many years ago and spent lots of time underwater with us as a regular and avid diver. In recent years he has progressed his training from Advanced diver right through to Divemaster and this has seen him become a valued member of our team both assisting on courses and fun diving. He has now had the pleasure of diving many beautiful spots around the world including extensive time spent in the Philippines diving the wrecks and reefs. Next on his list is Assistant Instructor and we wish him all the best in his training.
 
Favourite local dive site? Ex HMAS Hobart
Most memorable dive? Verdi Island wall, Philippines
 Favourite piece of diving equipment? Halcyon Harness System
 What’s on my diving bucket list? Tubbatha Reef, Philippines
 
 
Nick Turich
 
– PADI Instructor / Boat Captain
 
Nick has extensive experience within the scuba industry working for many government departments including SARDI and SA Water. Nick has been associated with the facility for many years beginning his instructor training and completing many diver programs onsite with Glenelg Scuba Diving Centre. As a highly qualified Dive Medic, Nick spends majority of his time training and developing the First Aid courses with Adelaide Scuba. As one of the most experienced boat captains he is often out and about driving the boats to South Australia’s best dive sites.
 
 
Peter Hannan
 
– Boat Captain
 
Pete, our friendly boat captain, has been with Adelaide Scuba for the last couple of seasons and has been a valuable member of the team, his extensive knowledge of South Australian waters has proven to be a great asset. Pete is often driving the dive boats during the week and over the weekends and is always keen to have a chat. Pete has been involved in the diving industry for many years, along with John Bent they both were busy diving with Adelaide Skin Diving Centre, originally in the Adelaide city, next to the Central Markets.