Meet the DiveTub Team

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Philip

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Philip has over 20 years diving experience, initially starting in the South African Navy, where he qualified as a clearance diver in 1997. In 2004 Philip qualified at the IMCA accredited Professional Diving Center in Durban South Africa as an IMCA Class II Diver with wet bell endorsement. 

Philip has operated in various roles operating on both air and mixed gas throughout Australia, Asia, South Africa, West Africa and Europe since 2004 primarily as an IMCA Air Diver and Lead Dive, he then moved on to Supervisory roles before progressing to Operations and Project Manager roles for commercial diving companies overseeing subsea construction projects. 

Philip is a specialist underwater welder and cutter with a vast array of experience in both disciplines. 

In 2017 Philip joined the Dive Tub team. since then he has brought his managerial and commercial diving expertise and love of the ocean to the recreational industry. Philip loves nothing more than putting our equipment through stringent in water testing and to pass on his technical expertise to fellow divers. 

Jamie

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Jamie served in the UK Armed Forces where he taught Scuba diving to members of the British armed forces and their Families through BSAC (British Sub Aqua Club), during this time Jamie also trained under Mark Powell (the author of Deco for Divers) through TDI to become an avid OC trimix diver, During this time Jamie became fascinated with wreck diving. On leaving the Army Jamie became a PADI DM and worked briefly in the UK recreational industry, before requalifying as a commercial diver in 2008. Jamie was certified at the IMCA accredited Underwater Centre Fort William Scotland as a HSE Part 1 Diver with wet bell endorsement. Jamie worked as a specialist underwater welder, cutter, inspector, dive medic and Dive Supervisor on numerous projects throughout Australia, China and the UK. 

In 2017 Jamie joined the DiveTub team and became an SDI & TDI instructor and Joined the CDAA (Cave divers Association of Australia) in 2019 and is an active member of the UWA Underwater club.

In 2019 After completing his TDI Sidemount Instructor course, Jamie made the decision to specialise in sidemount diving. on his journey he has achieved the ratings of TDI Advanced Sidemount Instructor and IANTD Kiss Sidewinder MCCR normoxic trimix diver. Jamies equipment of choice is the Razor 2.5 Sidemount system and the Kiss Sidewinder mCCR.

Jamie is constantly taking courses for self development and this has lead to him becoming an SDI TDI instructor Trainer and Examiner. 

A lot of hard work has been done to develop DiveTub into a SDI TDI 5 star Instructor Training Centre, but he could not have done this without the help and support of the whole team.

SDI TDI Instructor Trainer and Examiner qualifications:

  • Open Water Scuba Instructor Trainer and Examiner
  • Solo Diving Instructor Trainer
  • Nitrox IT
  • Advanced Nitrox IT
  • Decompression Procedures IT
  • TDI Sidemount IT

Instructor qualifications:

SDI

  • SDI Open water Diver
  • SDI Computer Nitrox Diver
  • SDI Drysuit
  • SDI Advanced adventure diver
  • SDI Rescue diver
  • SDI Solo Diver
  • SDI Sidemont
  • SDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver (DPV)
  • SDI Under Water Photographer Diver
  • SDI Divemaster
  • SDI Assistant Instructor
  • Most SDI Specialties (please follow the link to find out about SDI's Speciality courses)

TDI

  • TDI Nitrox Diver
  • TDI sidemount Diver
  • TDI Advanced Sidemount Diver
  • TDI Intro to Tech 
  • TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver
  • TDI Decompression Procedures Diver
  • TDI Extended Range Instructor
  • TDI Gas Blender
  • TDI Advanced Gas Blender
  • TDI Equipment O2 Service Technician
  • TDI EDGE & HOG Equipment Service Clinic
  • TDI Divemaster

Diver qualifications:

  • TDI OC Trimix Diver
  • IANTD Kiss Sidewinder MCCR normoxic trimix Diver
  • CDAA Basic Cave Diver

 Affiliated Instructors:

Sam

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Sam got into Scuba diving through her love of travel and adventure, while working in Aruba in early 2010, Sam took her first plunge and has been hooked ever since. Shortly after Sam became a PADI instructor, completing her IDC on the west coast of Ireland. This kicked of her career in the dive industry, working in exotic  locations such as UK, Ireland, Red Sea Egypt and Philippines, where she developed her passion for underwater macro photography.

Sam is alway looking for new challenges in diving and constantly developing her self as a diver and dive professional, from her first dives in Aruba Sam has gained the following diver ratings, PADI Master, TDI advanced Nitrox & deco procedures, TDI Hiliox diver, TDI Advanced Gas Blender,TDI Oxygen Service Technician and SDI Instructor.

While on a trip to Mount Gabbier South Australia in 2019, She under took her sidemount course and Cave diving course becoming a member of the CDAA.  

Instructor qualifications:

  • SDI Open water Diver
  • SDI Computer Nitrox Diver
  • SDI Drysuit
  • SDI Marine ECO Systems Awareness Diver
  • SDI Advanced adventure diver
  • SDI Rescue diver
  • SDI Under Water Photographer Diver
  • Most SDI Specialties
  • SDI Divemaster

Dave Belson

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Dave Belson owner of Haylocline Diving is one of the most loved and respected dive instructors in the Perth diving industry. Dave is a knowledgeable, experienced and patient instructor. Dave loves nothing more than chucking his rebreather in the car and heading off to the Nullabore to explore the cave systems. Dave is a very experienced Cave diver and Technical diver, in both open circuit and rebreather diving.

Instructor qualifications:

  • SDI Open water Diver
  • SDI Computer Nitrox Diver
  • SDI Drysuit
  • SDI Advanced adventure diver
  • SDI Rescue diver
  • Most SDI Specialties
  • SDI Divemaster
  • SDI Solo Diver
  • SDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver (DPV)
  • TDI Divemaster
  • TDI Nitrox Diver
  • TDI Intro to Tech 

Abigail (Abi) Harwood

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Abi started diving when she was 11, getting hooked diving with sharks in Fiji on her advanced open water she decided to follow her passion and did her divemaster in Cyprus; then instructor in the Caribbean. Guiding on the Zenobia wreck awakened a love for wrecks that took her around Egypt, the Philippines, Brunei as well as exploring the UK coast line. Abi is constantly looking at ways to develop as a diver and instructor and is passionate about conservation and the environment; this has resulted in her enrolling in the University of Western Australia to study Marine Biology. Like most of our staff Abi is also an active member of the UWA underwater club and loves to help support Perth's diving community.

Instructor qualifications:

  • SDI Open water Diver
  • SDI Computer Nitrox Diver
  • SDI Drysuit
  • SDI Advanced adventure diver
  • SDI Rescue diver
  • Most SDI Specialties
  • SDI Divemaster
  • SDI Solo Diver

Alex Campbell

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At the young age of 15, Alex began his diving journey when one of his teachers taught his year group how to dive in the Swan River. At 19, he moved to Canada for a year and stumbled onto a dive trip to Hornby island off the coast of Vancouver Island seeking the elusive six gilled shark. While the sharks eluded him, he still hit it off with a couple of instructor's on the trip and decided to take his diving to the next level - becoming an open water instructor in the icy waters of British Columbia, Canada.  For the last 12 years Alex has instructed his way around every dive site of Rottnest Island teaching hundreds of divers. He's recently qualified as a technical diver with hopes of one day becoming a CCR instructor.'

Instructor qualifications:

  • SDI Open water Diver
  • SDI Computer Nitrox Diver
  • SDI Drysuit
  • SDI Advanced adventure diver
  • SDI Rescue diver
  • Most SDI Specialties
  • SDI Divemaster
  • SDI Solo Diver
  • TDI Nitrox Diver
  • TDI Intro to Tech 

DM's and Interns:

Michaël

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Michaël AKA Farther of Dragons / Dragon whisperer, is an active member of UWA dive club and loves to help out on our social dives. Michaël is an expert at finding Sea dragons.

Tristen Stanley-Cary

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Tristan did his initial training in 2013, but after a brake in diving a liveaboard in Raja Ampat spurred him to do a refresher which reignited his passion for diving and Tristan has continued his diving career to become one of Dive Tubs DM's. You will most likely find Tristan with his head down a hole, looking for sea creatures. 

Gabriel Feng

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Begun his diving journey in 2017. Is now an Avid sidemount diver. Got into technical diving with ANDP to start, next will be rebreather training so that wrecks like the Coolidge and those at Bikini Atoll are within reach!

Colin Baker

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Lucas Olivier 

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After working and studying animals and plants of the land, my Lucas's  dream was to explore the underwater world. This became  reality in 2018 after completing his SDI Open water in Caribbean sea in Comlombia. He has since followed his dreams from France to Australia and has become an SDI Dive master with Dive Tub.