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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
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 7 years ago he has since trained in recreational and technical areas including cave, rebreather, sidemount. Joel’s knowledge of dive gear is extensive and he is a leading member of the store and instructional team.
- PADI Deep
- PADI Wreck
- PADI Sidemount
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 Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Erika moved to Glenelg, South Australia from Toronto in Canada in 2014. Erika is a veterinarian by day and night and scuba diver trainer on her days off. She completed her Divemaster and Assistant Instructor course at Adelaide Scuba, and later completed her Instructor Development Course on Malapascua Island in the Philippines where she earned her Project AWARE Shark Conservation Instructor qualifications after diving with thresher sharks. In 2017, Erika trained under Australian Freediving champion Adam Stern and currently teaches PADI Freediving. Erika's passion is ocean and marine life conservation and hopes that all of her students realise the role that scuba divers play in protecting ocean life for generations ahead.

- PADI Freediving Instructor
- AWARE Shark Conservation
- AWARE Dive Against Debris
- Night Diver
- Search and Recovery Diver


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 Open Water Scuba Instructor
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.
Andrew Hunter
PADI Staff Instructor
Daryl Hay
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Geoff Browne
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Tim Brown
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
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.

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