I am an Australian born travelling enthusiast.

I've had the opportunity to travel this wonderful world - to places within my home country, and, to places in many other countries. My travel is a result of taking opportunity, some good fortune, and a lot of careful planning - travel for work, travel for recreation, or simply, travel because I want to go somewhere and do something.

I currently am a resident of Peru, I have been here since 2013. I am a mining engineer with 21 years of industry experience.

In 2015, I explored possibilities and opportunities within the diving industry.

My dive professional career development has been self funded, I currently own and operate KangaruPeru (a small Peruvian business that I founded in 2016).

My diving related experience:

  • 1970's and 1980's - Swimming from early years

  • 1980's and 1990's - Snorkeling with family during early years

  • Love and appreciation for water based activities

  • 1889 - first training to provide First Aid - St John's Ambulance, Australia

  • 1998 - trained to use Compressed Air Breathing Apparatus (CABA) with full face mask - Mines Rescue Service, NSW, Australia

  • 2004 - trained to use Closed Circuit Oxygen Rebreather (DG174 and BG4) with full face mask - Mines Rescue Service, NSW, Australia

  • 2007 - commenced scuba diving - PADI - Open Water Scuba Diver certification, Pattaya, Thailand

  • 2008 - continuing education - PADI - Advanced Open Water certification, Pattaya, Thailand

  • 2008 to present day - recreational diving - range of locations, countries, and conditions

  • 2009 - continuing eduacation - SSI - Enriched Air Nitrox, South West Rocks, NSW, Australia

  • 2013 - continuing education - SSI - Stress and Rescue Diver, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

  • 2015 / 2016 - continuing education and professional development - PADI - Divemaster, Mancora, Peru

  • 2016 - continuing education - Digital photography and Manta ray awareness speciality - Isla de la Plata, Ecuador

  • 2016 - continuing education and professional development - PADI - Open Water Scuba Instructor 383674 - Utila, Honduras

  • 2016 - continuing education and professional development - PADI - MSDT and Speciality Instructor - AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, Digital Underwater Photography, Deep Diver, Emergency Oxygen Provider, Enriched Air Nitrox, Equipment Specialist, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE, Sidemount Diver, Tec Rec Gas Blender, Wreck Diver - Utila, Honduras

  • 2016 - continuing education - Speciality - Caribbean Lion fish containment - Utila, Honduras

  • 2016 - continuing education and professional development - EFR instructor - CPR, CPR and AED, Primary and Secondary Care, Care for Children - Utila, Honduras

  • 2017 - continuing education - Drysuit and Altitude speciality - Geretsried, Germany

  • 2017 - continuing education - Fish Identification speciality - Playa del Carmen, Mexico

  • 2017 - continuing education and professional development - PADI - Speciality Instructor - Altitude, Boat, Delayed Surface Marker Buoy, Diver Propulsion Vehicle, Drift, Dry Suit, Fish Identification, Full Face Mask, Multilevel, Night, Search and Recovery, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigator, Underwater Photographer, Underwater Videographer - USA

  • 2017 - continuing education - PADI - Speciality - Invasive Lionfish Tracker, Low Visibility / No Visibility, Self Reliant, Underwater Communications - USA

  • 2017 - continuing education - Surface Attendant, Public Safety Diver and Underwater Criminal Investigation - Sarasota, Florida, USA),

  • 2017 - continuing education and professional development - PADI Instructor - Public Safety Diver and Surface Support Specialist - Sarasota, Florida, USA

  • 2017 - continuing education - TDI Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures - Caye Caulker, Belize

  • 2017 - continuing education and professional development - DAN Instructor 15883 - Cozumel, Mexico

  • 2017 - continuing education and professional development - SDI and TDI Instructor 24873 - Scuba Cartagena, Colombia

  • 2017 - continuing education - International Training - Visual Inspection Procedures Inspector - Scuba Cartagena, Colombia

  • 2017 - continuing education and professional development - SDI Speciality Instructor - Advanced Buoyancy, Altitude Diver, Boat Diving, Computer Diver, Computer Nitrox Diver, CPR and 1st Aid, CPR Oxygen, CPR Oxygen 1st Aid and AED, Deep Diving, Diver Propulsion Vehicle, Drift Diving, Dry Suit Diving, Equipment Specialist, Marine EcoSystems Awareness, Night and Limited Visibility Diving, Search and Recovery Diving, Shore and Beach Diving, Sidemount, Solo Diving, Underwater Photography, Underwater Digital Photography, Underwater Navigation Diving - Scuba Cartagena, Colombia

  • 2017 - continuing education - TDI Extended Range and Trimix Diving, Diving in Overhead Environments, Generic CCR - Scuba Cartagena, Colombia

  • 2018 - continuing education and professional development - participant at SDI Course Director Workshop - Taganga, Colombia

  • 2018 - continuing education and professional development - assistant at SDI Instructor Development Course - Taganga, Colombia

  • 2018 - continuing education and professional development - TDI Speciality Instructor - Nitrox - Taganga, Colombia

The Dive Team

Dave McKinnon
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