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The Team

KEVIN is a PADI Master SCUBA Diver Trainer and has been working as a Dive Instructor in New Plymouth for over fifteen years.
 
​Most of Kevin's diving adventures involve a camera and the gathering of beautiful images of the underwater world.  "I have a passion for all marine life but my favourite underwater creature is the EAGLE RAY hence the business name and logo"
 
He has dived several wrecks around NZ including the MIKHAIL LERMONTOV and is a bit of a treasure hunter seldom returning from a dive without a prize of some sort. Check out some of his photos below.
 
Kevin has dived in Lake Taupo, the Bay of Islands, Taputeranga Marine Reserve in Island Bay, the Poor Knights, the Marlborough Sounds and many more places in both the North and South Islands.  But his favourite adventure by far was diving off the HMNZS Kahu a decommissioned Navy Dive Tender several years ago in Vanuatu.​
 
Over the last couple of years he has moved more into Technical Diving purchasing a JJ Rebreather and completing the GUE Fundamentals course. "I want to be the best diver that I can.  I am obsessed with learning how to dive safer and more efficiently,  I constantly practice so I can perform tasks underwater more effectively whilst still taking care of and limiting any damage to the environment"

             

 

HALINA grew up on Wellington's South Coast where her family were always on or near the wild Cook Strait waters.
 
She has been involved in all aspects of Oceans Alive administration and operation since its inception in 2011.
 
"I have been diving for just a few years but i was instantly hooked by the peace and beauty of the underwater world."
 
Halina's favourite land creature is her horse Heulwyn and as follows the SEA HORSE is her favourite ocean dweller.

 

 

 

MATHEW was born and bred in Taranaki and has spent most of his life here apart from when he worked as an Army Medic from 2004 to 2011.  Based in Waiuru on one occassion he was deployed as a Team Medic to the 2009 Samoa earthquake and tsunami which took place on 29 September 2009 in the southern Pacific Ocean.

Prior to starting at Oceans Alive he was made redundant from a three year stint working for a land based oil and gas rig.  We first met Mathew when he came in and completed his PADI Open Water Course in 2013 and we haven't been able to get rid of him since.  He became a PADI Instructor in 2016 and can also teach Emergency First Response and Oxygen Administration.

He is a passionate diver, loves to teach and always willing to give a hand whatever the task may be. Scenic and photographic diving are what he enjoys the most but like Kevin he is always striving to improve and has also completed the more technical GUE Fundamentals course.

 Matt's other passion is Coastguard where he is the  Taranaki Unit Safety Officer and an Operational Volunteer. He  won Coastguard Unit Support Volunteer of the Year 2016.. Within  Coastguard Taranaki "Mathew was tasked with the major project  of integrating the unit into he MOSS regime, and he met and  overcame many challenges along the way to make this happen.  Mathew is a team-player, shows compassion for the well-being  of everyone he works with, and always goes the extra mile." 
         - source 2016 Coastguard Awards of Excellence
 

 

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