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 many other countries. My travel is a result of taking opportunity, some good fortune, and a lot of careful planning. Travel for work, for recreation, or simply, because I have wanted 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 experience in industry.

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

I self funded my career development, and, I am now the owner and principal dive professional, of KangaruPeru (a small Peruvian business that I founded in 2016).

My diving experience (in summary):

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

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

  • Love and appreciation for water based activities,

  • 2007 - commenced scuba diving (PADI OW certification in Pattaya, Thailand),

  • 2008 - continuing education (PADI AOW certification in Pattaya, Thailand),

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

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

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

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

  • 2016 - continuing education and professional development (PADI OW Scuba Instructor 383674, in Utila, Honduras)

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

  • 2016 - continuing education and professional development (PADI OW Scuba Instructor 383674, in Utila, Honduras)

  • 2016 - continuing education and professional development (PADI MSDT / Speciality Instructor - Digital Underwater Photography, Deep Diver, Emergency Oxygen Provider, Enriched Air Nitrox, Equipment Specialist, Sidemount Diver, Tec Rec Gas Blender, Wreck Diver, in Utila, Honduras)

  • 2016 - continuing education (Speciality - Caribbean Lion fish containment, in 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 in Geretsried, Germany),

  • 2017 - continuing education (Fish Identification in Playa del Carmen, Mexico),

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

  • 2017 - continuing education and professional development (PADI Public Safety Diver Instructor, in Sarasota, Florida, USA),

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

  • 2017 - continuing education and professional development (DAN Instructor - , in Cozumel, Mexico),

  • 2017 - continuing education and professional development (SDI and TDI Instructor, with Scuba Cartagena, Colombia),

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

  • 2017 - continuing education and professional development (TDI Speciality Instructor - Advanced Wreck, with Scuba Cartagena, Colombia)

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

The Dive Team

Dave McKinnon
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