Staff Hall of Fame

ian_mckinnon

Ian McKinnon

YEAR I OPENED SCUBA WORLD: 1979

YEAR I RETIRED: 2012

QUALIFICATION: Inactive Instructor Certifier (SSI Emeritus)
SSI EXPERIENCE POINTS: Platinum Pro 5000
NUMBER OF COMPLETED DIVES: 6000+
DIVING SINCE: 1974
FAVOURITE DIVE SITE IN AUSTRALIA: SS Yongala, QLD
FAVOURITE DIVE SITE IN THE WORLD: PALAU, Micronesia

I SCUBA DIVE BECAUSE: It is a great way to relax, and become a part of the amazing underwater environment.


Steve Ambrose

Steve Ambrose

YEARS OF SERVICE AT SCUBA WORLD: 2005 – 2015 (10 years)

QUALIFICATION: Dive Master Instructor
SSI EXPERIENCE POINTS: 351 (Silver Instructor)
NUMBER OF COMPLETED DIVES: 2,880
DIVING SINCE: 1976
FAVOURITE DIVE SITE IN AUSTRALIA: Osprey Reef, Coral Sea, Queensland
FAVOURITE DIVE SITE IN THE WORLD: Rabaul PNG and the Solomon Islands

I SCUBA DIVE BECAUSE: I love being underwater in varying environments and being exposed to the numerous marine life.  Wrecks also hold a special place with myself, especially war time wrecks that abound with mystery and intrigue.  Having been exposed to diving from the age of 14 and as a navy diver for a number of years the thrill of diving still fires my drive to experience more in this exciting adventurous sport.


Jason Morden

Jason Morden

YEARS OF SERVICE AT SCUBA WORLD: 2005 – 2015 (10 years)

QUALIFICATION: Dive Master Instructor
SSI EXPERIENCE POINTS: 386 (Silver Instructor)
NUMBER OF COMPLETED DIVES: 1950
DIVING SINCE: 2005
FAVOURITE DIVE SITE IN AUSTRALIA: Osprey Reef, Coral Sea, Queensland
FAVOURITE DIVE SITE IN THE WORLD: Tufi, Papua New Guinea

I SCUBA DIVE BECAUSE: The weightlessness, it’s the closest you’ll ever get to being in space. Also knowing that I can only stay underwater for a short time, this makes me always want to return!!!!