What's your favourite dive site?
No particular site. Every dive site is beautiful and every new dive at the same dive site has wonders to uncover. The serenity and the tranquillity I experience in every dive is my favourite "dive site" - just having the ability to take a step off the boat into a whole new world is amazing.
What is one quote you live by?
There is no "one-way" or "only way" to do things. When you start believing such, and insist on it upon others, behaving like an extremist.
What would you say to anyone thinking of picking up diving?
Go slow, take your time and calm your mind. The trick to enjoying your underwater experience would be to be at peace with the new environment that you are now immersed in. By taking your time, you are better able to react right to the scenario - so go slow, and enjoy the experience!
Francis teaches SDI recreational diving and dive professional level courses, as well as the full suite of FRTI first responder courses.
Why did you start diving?
I was looking for a new adventure, a way to appreciate the beauty of this planet that we have. I've heard of these wonderful tales about the underwater world from my peers, and I had to experience it for myself. It is life changing, and I've never looked back.
What's your favourite quote?
Oooh, I love quotes. "The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the Living Infinite. " ― Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the SeaWhen I'm not diving, I'm...
Thinking about, reading about, listening to podcasts, watching videos about anything related to diving, researching about places to dive, what hasn't been yet explored, and charting ways to reach these last frontiers on Earth.
Kenneth teaches TDI technical diving courses, SDI recreational diving and dive professional level courses, as well as the full suite of FRTI first responder courses.