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.

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

 

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:

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

 

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, and scuba diving.

Scuba Instructor since 2015.

DIVING QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • EFR Instructor
  • PADI Specialty Instructor for Deep, Nitrox, Wreck, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Navigation, Fish ID (Naturalist), Night, Dry Suit, Search & Recovery, Boat, Underwater Photography
  • SDI Solo Diver

 

Becca Gibbons

Instructor, Freediving and Surfing enthusiast… and the Queen of videography! When she’s not in the shop or by the ocean, Becs can be found at Uni studying Marine Science, playing the ukulele (somewhat badly), boxing or jogging (always – by the beach!).

Scuba Instructor since 2019.

DIVING QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
  • EFR Instructor
  • PADI Specialty Enriched Air Instructor
  • APNEA Australia Stage A Freediver

 

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

 

Ben Ferguson

Recreational and Tech Instructor and Equipment Servicing Guru! When he’s not in the shop, Ben can be found taking amazing landscape photos, fishing, flying his drone, and practicing his ninja moves in the karate dojo.

Scuba Instructor Since 2007

DIVING QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PADI Staff Instructor
  • PADI Specialty Course Instructor
  • TDI Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures Instructor
  • TDI Sidemount Instructor
  • SDI Solo Diver Instructor
  • SDI Specialty Instructor
  • TDI Closed Circuit Rebreather Diver – Poseidon MK6Advanced Trimix Diver
  • CDAA Deep Cavern Diver
  • Qualified Service Technician
  • Certified Mixed Gas Blender

 

Matt Kingsbury

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:

  • PADI Staff Instructor
  • EFR Instructor
  • 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).