John has been a well known face in the dive scene of this part of the world for longer than most of us can remember! After spending many years working in the dive industry over in Australia, John returned home to his native New Zealand to start Performance Diver way back in 1998!
John loves a deal, and can often be found negotating the next line of Performance Diver products from his office here in our Takapuna store. However, he still enjoys the hands on side of the business and can be found advising customers on their purchases, dive plans or simply sharing some of the knowledge he's built up over such a long time in the industry.
John has more diving qualifications than he can remember and is just as happy bringing home a feed as he is when in the water with 500kg hammerhead sharks.
Andy’s diving experience’s initially began snorkelling as a 7 year old hanging on to his father’s spearfishing float line while towed around places like Cape Brett in the Bay of Islands. After he completed a CMAS scuba diving course while at school, Andy got the scuba diving bug and has now been diving for over 20 years.
With a passion for introducing people to the underworld he eventually became a PADI dive instructor and in 2014 a PADI Course Director, PADI’s highest recreational instructor rating.
Andy doesn’t mind catching the odd cray and scallop but is very supportive and protective of the Underwater Environment. Andy has organized underwater clean up dives and is a strong supporter of Project AWARE, being the only 100% Project AWARE Instructor in New Zealand.
If you want to become a PADI Pro Andy is the man to talk to! Andy supervises Performance Diver's Divemaster training and Instructor Development Programmes.
When not blowing bubbles Andy works as the GM Information & Technology for the Selwyn Foundation, who are a non for profit Aged Care organization.