PADI Regional Manager and PADI Instructor Examiner
Tim is a Regional Manager for PADI Asia Pacific, serving PADI members and diving enthusiast in New Zealand and Fiji.
Having started working in the industry in 1986, Tim qualified as a PADI Instructor in 1989 and has since dived extensively throughout the world. He has managed and owned dive operations in New Zealand and Australia, and joined PADI Asia Pacific in 2004 as a PADI Instructor Examiner.
Tim is passionate about training and instructional techniques. In addition to teaching divers and developing dive instructors he also works as a flight instructor and commercial pilot. In 2007, the Civil Aviation Authority approved his ‘Instructional Techniques for Flight Instructors Course’ which he has now been delivery for 12 years.
In 2018 Tim was afforded the opportunity to become an Aeromedical Pilot, flying for the Royal Flying Doctors Service of Australia, based in Darwin, Adelaide, Port Augusta and Alice Springs.
Now living back in New Zealand, Tim continues to help PADI members run successful dive operations and conduct PADI Instructor Examinations. Tim also continues to teach flight instructors and pilots on a casual basis
In his spare time he takes every opportunity to be underwater exploring, or in the sky improving his aerobatic sequences.
Presentation – 45 mins – ‘Ups and Downs’
Tim’s presentation will focus on how emergency management strategies in aviation lend themselves to emergency management strategies in diving. Including pre-flight/dive activities, the power of self-briefings and how to recover when it all goes wrong. But it’s not all doom and gloom, there are plenty of funny experiences to tie it all together