What energises you at work?
The natural high that comes with being at sea and on the water, surrounded by the wonders of nature and the raw energy of the elements, where time ceases and my day revolve around sunrises, sunsets, tides and weather. Also the sense of adventure that comes with the ability to jump in and dive freely at locations you would never otherwise visit in the lower GBRMP islands. Priceless.
What’s the biggest misconception about your job?
That everyday is in paradise. For sure it certainly can be, although it is not always calm seas, smooth sailing, clear skies and great underwater visibility. We work to all conditions, which takes a certain level of dedication, mindset and physical ability.
What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?
I live for the outdoors, and for this reason have chosen to call the Great Sandy Straights region of Fraser Island home. Camping, boating, 4WD’s and fishing are my lifeblood, and always up for random spontaneous adventures.
If you were a crayon, what colour would you be?
The rainbow colour you get when a whole packet has been left in the sun too long.
Favourite coral and why?
It’s not fair to pick just one! What I like most about corals in general are the complexity in forms and variations of colours, which are often mesmerizing and can only be truly appreciated in modern aquaria.
What do you love about the job?
I see this opportunity as a combination of three separate skill sets – Skipper, Diver, Aquarist – which for me is the perfect culmination of all my careers and life experience to date.
If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
“One of the best lessons you can master in life is how to remain clam. Calm is a superpower.” Bruce Lee. Especially when at sea and underwater.