Meet your Instructors

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Mike McKinnon

MANAGER/ OWNER

YEAR I JOINED SCUBA WORLD: 2003

QUALIFICATION: Instructor Certifier, Coxswain (Skipper), XR Instructor
SSI EXPERIENCE POINTS: 1790 (PLATINUM Instructor)
NUMBER OF COMPLETED DIVES: 1000
DIVING SINCE: 1997
FAVOURITE DIVE SITE IN AUSTRALIA: SS Yongala Wreck, Queensland
FAVOURITE DIVE SITE IN THE WORLD: San Francisco Maru – Truk Lagoon

I SCUBA DIVE BECAUSE:  Every time you venture underwater, you never know what you might see! 70% of the world is water – why not explore it. My favourite quote is: ‘From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free’. Jacques Yves Cousteau.

Mike is one of only seven active SSI Instructor Certifiers in Australia. This is the highest professional level you can achieve through the SSI system. Having dived in over 12 different countries and certified well over 800 people from Open Water level through to Instructors, Mike has a wealth of knowledge that puts him at the top of his profession.

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Chris Williams

YEAR I JOINED SCUBA WORLD: 2012

QUALIFICATIONS: Dive Master Instructor, Coxswain (Skipper), XR Instructor

SSI EXPERIENCE POINTS: 500 (GOLD Instructor)
NUMBER OF COMPLETED DIVES: 750
DIVING SINCE: 2012
FAVOURITE DIVE SITE IN AUSTRALIA: SS Yongala Wreck, Queensland
FAVOURITE DIVE SITE IN THE WORLD: Shinkoku Maru, Truk Lagoon, Micronesia

I SCUBA DIVE BECAUSE: I am hooked on dive exploration, video production, sharks, wrecks and deep diving.

Chris reached a GOLD level instructor after certifying over 300 people from Open Water though to Dive Master. Since learning to dive in 2012 Chris has already completed in excess of 600 dives in over 4 different countries. Chris has completed all his courses through Scuba World under the expert guidance of Mike McKinnon.

No one understands the importance of safe and fun training better than Chris. He’s very passionate!

Scuba World is the only dive shop in Australia that is an SSI Diamond Diver Center, Aqualung Partner Center and has an Instructor Certifier on staff. These three benchmarks guarantee you will receive the highest quality professional course in Australia! The primary goal of any SSI course is to teach you important skills in a safe, and fun environment.

Our mission is simple; Create safe, comfortable, enthusiastic divers who always have a personal and enjoyable experience at Scuba World.

Your professional training pathway can follow a combination of individual courses to reach your diving goals, or save $$$ by enrolling in one of our package deals.