Stephen has been training divers locally and overseas for over 34yrs. And his credentials speak for themselves NAUI Course Director and Asia Pacific Representative, IANTD Advanced Trimix/Nitrox and Extended Range, SDI/TDI Extended Range and Decompression Procedures, PADI Master Instructor and PADI Deep Tec 90+ Trimix Instructor, SSI Advanced Scuba Instructor
Ting ting Lee
I fell in love with the underwater world since I first discovered scuba diving! Wreck dives and night dives are my absolute favourites, and scuba diving is my #1 excuse to travel to new cities and countries!
Having learnt to swim as an adult, it was the diving bug that made me challenge myself to become a much better swimmer and diver. I decided to venture into technical diving due to the urge to explore shipwrecks beyond the recreational level, it is simply magical diving these wrecks and learning the stories behind each one of them.
I love my shore dives and pier dives just as much, they are simply so relaxing and enjoyable. I find it very rewarding to see happy faces of new divers taking their first plunge underwater, and to see existing divers taking their skills to the next level.
Scuba diving for me is fun, therapeutic, relaxing and exciting! I also love bringing colours underwater, always on the lookout for colourful dive outfits or toys. Join me today for a colourful & fun dive!
I have been captivated by the underwater world all my life. I was always a ‘water baby’ growing up in suburban Melbourne, and spending family summer holidays on the Morning ton Peninsula foreshore. Scuba diving was a natural progression for me. I gained my Open Water certification in the early 1980’s, and eventually progressed into dive leadership/ instruction during the 1990’s.
I dived whenever I could (in those days, every weekend), whilst ‘paying the bills’ doing my ‘weekday’ job as an accountant. A lot has changed in my life since those early days, but my passion for scuba remains as strong as ever.
I have dived extensively along the Australian east coast, and have also been fortunate to experience some amazing diving overseas, in the Pacific Islands, Asia and Europe.
As an instructor, I have always enjoyed introducing people to the thrill of SCUBA diving. I never tire of it, and am constantly in awe of our stunning diving here in Victoria. My motivation is always to teach new students in a fun, but informed way, and give them the tools and confidence to continue their underwater adventures.
After many years living interstate, I have now re-settled on the Bellarine Peninsula, and have been teaching with Stephen here at ADI for the last 12 months. It is a great place to work. The PADI training system is also a very good one. So if you have ever wanted to ‘get wet’ … come on in… I look forward to seeing you on my next Open Water dive course.
After completing various specialised PADI courses with Australian Diving Instruction such as Deep, Wreck, Tech etc to improve my skills I became interested in teaching others about diving so they can also enjoy the “world below”. The first step was to complete the Divemaster program and spend time assisting other instructors train people. The most rewarding part was to see the expression on their faces as they learned new skills and became qualified divers now able to enjoy diving along with the opportunity to meet new people. This experience further increased my desire to be able to teach diving so after many discussions with Steve ( and encouragement ) I took the opportunity to be part of Australian Diving Instructions first ever Instructor training program. The IDC/IE was very challenging and rewarding and as a qualified Open Water Scuba Instructor I look forward to working with ADI to introduce people to the fantastic world of Scuba Diving.
I was a bit slow to get going with my diving career, I did my open water course in 2002 and didn’t get back into the water until 2015. Joining ADI was the best thing I could have done. The help, support, training, advice and friendships are second to none. After a summer of helping out around the dive shop and tagging along on courses, I decided to do my Dive Master training and I haven’t looked back. Being a DM not only means I can assist on courses, but also the training has made me a much better diver. I may become an instructor one day, but in the meantime I have the opportunity to really perfect my skills and knowledge. It’s an absolute bonus to have beautiful Port Phillip Bay and Bass Strait as part of my working environment.
From my first breath underwater on a Discover Scuba experience in Thailand, I was hooked on diving. After doing my Open Water in Malaysia in 2011 and my Advanced Open Water in Honduras in 2012, I travelled to Indonesia, Fiji, Philippines, Borneo, Mexico, the Maldives and many destinations in Australia seeking out dive experiences. Sharks are my absolute favourite creatures to encounter underwater.. Some of the species I am lucky enough to have dived with include Tigers, Bulls, Grey Nurses, Oceanic White Tips, Leopard, Whales and Great Whites. In 2017, I combined my love of diving with my passion for photography when I did an underwater photography internship in Mozambique. Photography is now a big part of my diving - you will often see me carrying my huge underwater camera around. When I moved to Geelong in 2018, ADI welcomed me to the local dive community and opened my eyes to the amazing underwater world we are lucky to have right on our doorstep. I'm thrilled to be working as a divemaster and am excited to share Victoria's beautiful diving.
I started my PADI adventure in 2009 in Mauritius when I first did my open water certification, it was the best thing ever happened to me as an adult. Just to dive is an awesome therapy where I find stillness. My experience kicked off again after I met Steve & Ting in 2019 who encourage me to be the best. Following proper standards and guidelines to achieve my divemaster as the first Professional certification, it help me grow as a better person and as a better diver.
I like to guide people on diving adventure as I remember my first one how happy I was and nothing in the world would have replaced that smile I had; that day after my first dive. Thats why I do what I do - I like to see divers happy and following safe practices.
My biggest goal and motivations as a diver is to project safe diving practices and Protect what we love so much the ocean.
Project aware - Dive against Debris is what intrigue me as a personal achievements. I believe to be able to enjoy the natural state of the ocean we have to maintain its natural cycle. Every dive I do, I make it a habit to clean up any rubbish that is affecting the ecosystem of the ocean.
I am proud of all the divers I meet at the dive club and I always lend a helping hand to fellow divers whenever they need one. They do the same to me. We all care for each other as we all are here to have fun. Go Team ADI
My love affair with scuba diving started when I saw my first episode of The Undersea World by Jacques Cousteau. My son and I started our journey in 2008 in Fiji and I continued on to become a Divemaster in 2014. My passion is to put back into the dive community that has supported me; I never tire of helping newly certified divers to hone their skills. The feeling of diving underwater is the closest we have to flying and love the control of neutral buoyancy. I get excited finding different species of fish, Nudibranchs and Invertebrates. My Scuba diving training has expanded recently to include Technical diving using Closed Circuit Rebreathers. This enables me to do different dives to target deeper wrecks and recently did a trip to Truk Lagoon.
Diving is, and always will be my passion, I love being to help and dive with like-minded divers of all levels of skill.
I did my Discover Scuba Diving in July 2017 while on my honeymoon in Fiji. I remember my first dive on the wall well, the beauty of the underwater world was mesmerizing. It was an amazing feeling and one that I will never forget. From that moment on I was hooked. I knew I wanted to continue and further my diving qualifications, so as soon as I arrived back home in Melbourne, I got my open water certification with ADI. I loved completing this course, especially learning about the technical side of diving. This led me to complete Advanced Open Water, Enrich Air, Deep, Wreck and Rescue. I was always looking at which course I could do next to further my diving career. The friends and dive buddies I have made along the way are very encouraging. We have had outstanding training which ensures safe but fun dives together. Loyalty and respect is quickly formed. This journey has lead me to want to become a Divemaster, to become a role model, to encourage and help others. I wish to use everything I have learned from ADI to help the next open water diver that comes through. I look forward to where this next course will take me.