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Daniel McNaughton


PADI Instructor & Dive Safety Officer VUCEL - Full Face-mask Try Dives 

My first cylinder assisted plunge was in 1995 while serving in the NZ Army and I have loved every minute underwater since. I moved to the science diving world in 2006 and I am currently employed by Victoria University of Wellington as the Diving Safety Officer. While most of my diving is currently undertaken in warm temperate Wellington, we do have active research programs in Tahiti and Indonesia. Victoria is also part of the Amercian Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) and conducts an internal Scientific Diver certification program in partnership with TDI / SDI.  


I also enjoy fast cars, mexican food, and long walks on the beach.

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