I have been enjoying scuba diving for over 37 years. I initially began diving with the British Sub Aqua Club, 3rd Class (BSAC) and also the Sub Aqua Association (SAA) Dive supervisor. I qualified as a SAA club instructor, and played an active role in my local dive club.
After a number of years, I decided to continue my dive education with PADI. I progressed and qualified as a PADI professional instructor (OWSI) also as a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT), a PADI Staff Instructor (IDCS).and a TecRec trimix technical diving instructor. I have been a professional PADI member for over 33 Years. (blimey!).
I ran Sea Urchin Divers (dive club and school) for just over 23 years. I have a strong passion for diving and have had the opportunity over the years to dive all over the world. I have dived in the Red Sea (Egypt), Tenerife, Malta, Maldives, Indonesia, North America, Singapore, Malaysia and Israel to name a few.
I took up Underwater photography many years ago and primarily took photographs just
for interest and as part of my dives and not as underwater photo dives. It not until
more recently that I have set more focus (pardon the pun) to taking underwater photographs.
SAA club instructor, PADI open water instructor, master scuba diver trainer, staff instructor, DSAT tec deep technical instructor. DSAT trimix instructor, DSAT gas blender instructor. emergency first response first aid instructor and "first aid at work" instructor.
Speciality Instructor Ratings:
Deep, wreck,enriched air, dry suit, search and recovery, multilevel, u/w photographer, navigation. night, self reliant diver and Drager re breather instructor
Enhanced CRB Cert 001478747210
Factory trained Seac-
Operated as UK service technician trainer for Seac-
Qualified HNC electronic and mechanical engineer, worked in the semiconductor chip manufacturing industry, taught vacuum/gas technology, including clients such as atomic weapons establishment (AWE) and particle accelerator equipment manufacturers world wide.
Qualified formation skydiver
Gas engineer and electrician
I currently use a Olympus E-
Sony RX100mk2 in a Nauticam housing
Olympus 60mm ED macro
Olympus 8mm FE and Zen Dome
Inon H100/dome wide wet lens
Inon UCL165’s wet macro lenses.
Sea & Sea YS-
10Bar lazer guide Snoot
Adobe light Room LM
Various video lights
BSAC 3rd class, SAA dive supervisor, PADI rescue diver, dive master, Dreager re breather diver. tec deep diver. trimix diver.
The above image was taken by Juliet Best
Andy has provided imagery to the Rampion Wind farm visitors centre.