MEET THE DOLPHIN SCUBA DIVE TEAM

We are a small team of experienced diving professionals who love diving, and it shows! We take pride in offering the highest level of service and our combined experience means there isn’t much we can’t help you with.

 

Callum Girvan

AKA the Big Kahuna! Along with sipping Hendricks gin, Callum’s other favourite activities include talking about rebreathers, all things Shearwater or Fourth Element, and Doza & Ziggy the dogs.

Scuba Instructor Since 1994

DIVING QUALIFICATIONS:

  • TDI Instructor Trainer
  • SDI Instructor Trainer
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • TDI Closed Circuit Rebreather Instructor – JJ-CCR, Poseidon MK6 & Se7en
  • TDI Sidemount Diver
  • Certified Service Technician

 

Doza

The big boss of the entire shop, Doza is a lover of all people and dogs – big and small! His favourite things in life are getting pats, chewing on cardboard (boxes, coffee cup holders, and anything that initially contained food are his favourites). When he’s not in the shop, Doza enjoys wandering around sniffing things, eating, and long naps on his bed.

 

Sarah Stoneham

Team mum, animal whisperer and the voice of reason. Sarah is the resident PADI Course Director of Perth and has been teaching instructors for over 15 years now. When she’s not in the store Sarah is working on her post grad uni studies, walking her two boys Doza & Ziggy through the Perth Hills, or drinking bubbly while giggling with friends.

Scuba Instructor Since  1994

DIVING QUALIFICATIONS:

  • SDI Instructor Trainer
  • PADI Course Director
  • PADI Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer
  • PADI Specialty Diver Instructor Trainer
  • TDI Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures Instructor
  • TDI Closed Circuit Rebreather Diver – Poseidon Se7en

 

Ziggy

Doza’s younger brother and 2-IC, Ziggy loves to serve people! He is full of energy and will stare into your soul with the most gorgeous puppy-dog eyes, but he is a little nervous of high-visibility shirts. He’s not a huge fan of other dogs, but loves a good cuddle with humans. When he’s not in the shop, Ziggy loves playing “bitey-face” with Doza, and snuggling up on the couch.

 

Mel Turner

Instructor and total fish and critter nerd. When she’s not in the shop, Mel’s hobbies include scuba diving, nudibranchs, scuba diving, reading fish books, scuba diving, travel, scuba diving, hanging out with Ella the dog, and scuba diving.

Scuba Instructor since 2015.

DIVING QUALIFICATIONS:

  • SDI OWSD Instructor
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer & EFR Instructor
  • SDI Adult & Emergency Care, O2 Administration & Bloodborne Pathogens Instructor
  • PADI Specialty Instructor for Deep, Nitrox, Wreck, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Navigation, Fish ID (Naturalist), Night, Dry Suit, Search & Recovery, Boat, Underwater Photography
  • SDI Specialty Instructor for Deep, Wreck, Solo, Computer Nitrox, Search & Recovery, Navigation, Dry Suit, Night Limited Visibility, Advanced Buoyancy, Boat, UW Digital Photography, Drift, Shore & Beach

 

Matt Kingsbury

Our Master Instructor and Servicing Guru, Matt’s family still can’t believe he became a scuba diver… he hated the water as a kid, probably because he nearly drowned a few times in his younger years! Most of Matt’s early diving was in the UK, on the WWI & WWII wrecks along the South Coast. But he’s also dived the amazing Red Sea wrecks such as Thistlegorm, Carnatic & Rosalie Moller, along with ice diving in Norway. His favourite drink is Jack Daniels.

Scuba Instructor since 2005

DIVING QUALIFICATIONS:

  • SDI OWSD Instructor
  • PADI Master Instructor & EFR Instructor
  • SDI Specialty Instructor for Deep, Computer Nitrox, Solo, Sidemount, Ice (yes, Ice!), Full Face Mask, Equipment, Drift, Wreck, Drysuit, Diver Propulsion Vehicle, Night & Limited Visibility, Advanced Buoyancy, Marine Ecosystems, Search & Recovery, Boat, Shore & Beach.
  • TDI Gas Blender
  • PADI Specialty Instructor for Deep, Enriched Air, Night, Drysuit, Diver Propulsion Vehicle, Boat, Search & Recovery, Reel & SMB, Underwater Navigation, Wreck, Underwater Photography, Oxygen First Aid & Peak Performance Buoyancy).
  • Certified Service Technician

 

Ella

Also affectionately known as “Boing-Boing” – Ella takes her Customer Service and Supervisory roles in the shop very seriously! She loves a good cuddle and never runs out of licks – especially for our Sunday Shore Divers, who are her favourite people. When she’s not in the shop, Ella likes even more cuddles and long walks at the beach and the park.

 

Harriet Clarke (aka Harri Highpants)

Harri Highpants began her diving career in Thailand, and was instantly hooked. She completed her Dive Master in the warm, clear waters of Honduras, then her Instructors Course in Cairns. She joined the Dolphin Scuba family at the end of 2021 and the shop hasn’t been the same since… not only is she the queen of manifesting good visibility and seahorses, she is also the inventor our new favourite game to play in the shop: “What’s in the box?” (Trust us – if you haven’t lived until you’ve played “What’s in the box?”!)

Scuba Instructor since 2020.

DIVING QUALIFICATIONS:

  • SDI OWSD Instructor
  • PADI OWSI
  • SDI Specialty Instructor for Deep, Computer Nitrox, Wreck, Drift, Night & Limited Visibility, Advanced Buoyancy, Marine Ecosystems, Search & Recovery, Boat, Shore & Beach.
  • PADI Specialty Instructor for Self Reliant Diver

 

Emma Burdett

Scuba instructor, Freedive enthusiast and underwater photography guru! Emma AKA Emmerison Underwater brings the kiwi spirit to the team and loves to brag about the rugby. When she’s not taking photos under the sea, she’s lifting heavy things in the gym or freelancing as a visual designer.

Scuba Instructor since 2009

DIVING QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • PADI EFR Instructor
  • PADI Specialty Instructor for Wreck, Deep, Nitrox, Underwater Photography, Dry Suit and Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • TDI Closed Circuit Rebreather Diver – Poseidon Se7en
  • Apnea International Stage B Freediver