- dive team
Dive Imports Australia is owned by Chris Turnbull .
Mikey FaulknerHi my name is Mikey and I’m a Dive Instructor with Dive Imports Australia.
Diving for me has been a passion my whole life. From the 1st time going into the underwater world, I was hooked. The feeling of weightlessness, the marine life, the colours and the excitement of the sport, all combined to spark the journey that has taken me around the world exploring our oceans. In the early days, I would take my mask, snorkel and fins to the local golf course where I would dive for golf balls in the near black lagoons. The lagoons were full of turtles and eels and of course golf balls. I would dive down and feel my way along the muddy bottom for the balls. Some times I would find a turtle and paid the price of a light nip on the fingers, which would send me to the surface, heart pounding in my chest and my imagination projecting pictures of the movie Jaws in my head complete with theme music…
Today I train people to become dive professionals. I have successfully completed over 3000 dives. My role is to make your dreams happen. If your dream is to travel the world, swim with whale sharks, glide effortlessly with turtles, explore sunken gardens or even just to get away from it all, I am here to guide you on your journey.
Hi my name Is Mikey and I am living the dream!
Sue DengateSue has been a certified dive instructor for over 26 years with PADI, TDI, SDI, DiveRaid, SSI and SSIXR. During this time she has certified hundreds of divers and is a Platinum level Instructor. Her diving passions are Wreck, Deep, underwater photography, tech diving and travel and she likes nothing better than to combine all of these on a dive trip. Taking divers to locations such as Truk Lagoon, completing deep decompression dives on amazing WW2 wrecks, taking wonderful photos and having a great time is such a fantastic occupation.
Sue has also part owned and operated a 32ft Steber dive and fishing charter boat out of Sydney Harbour in the 1990s. However her main ‘claim to fame’ was her involvement in the successful acquisition and scuttling of a naval ship, the Ex HMAS Adelaide that is now an artificial reef lying off Terrigal on the Central Coast of NSW. Sue was the Secretary and Media Spokesperson for the Central Coast Artificial Reef Project (CCARP) and put 12 years into the project, lobbing politicians, creating media stories and fighting some late opposition until success was achieved in April 2011.
Byron PotterAs a TDI / SDI Instructor and a SSI Platinum Dive Con Instructor, Byron has coached many students from entry level diver through to Extended range decompression divers. He has introduced hundreds of students to the underwater realm and helped many more hewn their diving skills and capabilities through both recreational and technical diving. Diving for over 28 years, and a Professional diver since early 2000’s, Byron first started diving in PNG and has dived in Borneo, Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and most of Australia. He has dived in conditions from Sub arctic to tropical, worked on surveying harbors and rivers in zero visibility and dived many caves and wrecks.
Byron has is also been a commercial boat skipper (coxswain) since mid 1990’s and is currently being certified as a master 24m, MED 3 and RYA offshore yacht masters.
If Byron is not coaching someone, he is updating his own skills and his own training. Byron is currently training as a SSI free diving instructor and updating his TDI instructors to Trimix and Advanced wreck along with CCR training.