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Jay McNaught

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

FROM THE BEGINNING

Hi my name is Jay and I’m an OWSI here at Dorset Diving. 

I first got the bug for diving from my father, he would take me snorkelling off the beach in Bournemouth and we would try and touch the bottom and bring back up some sand, I think I was 6 or 7.
This was helped by a healthy appetite of Jacques Cousteau & The Man from Atlantis (Patrick Duffy).I always wanted to stay under the water for as long as I could. 

I joined the Royal Marines and had 14+ years’ service.
This was finally where I learned to dive in 1993.


I got a posting to Belize and I again joined the local dive club (BSAC) on the camp. I finally got to dive in some wonderful clear waters but still wanted to go deeper but with my qualification and the lack of instructors meant that this never happened. Until I meat a PADI Instructor he asked why I hadn't progressed my diving, so I explained that there wasn't any instructors around. He asked me if I wanted to go to see the Blue hole so I jumped at the chance and the following week I was diving the Blue Hole!


Since then I did some more courses and in 2009 I qualified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. The best feeling, I can say is watching someone take that first breath underwater and realising that you can breathe and then watching their eyes widen and a big smile on their face.


These days you can also find me at the Dorset Diving Services dive centre, where I work as a service technician from time to time.

MY EXPERIENCES:


I've dived in many places around the world that include:

  • Florida
  • Taba
  • Elat
  • Egypt
  • Thailand
  • Seychelles
  • Madagascar
  • South Africa
  • Mauritius
  • Greece
  • Australia
  • Sri Lanka
  • And, of course, lots of UK

Diving Qualifications

  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • PADI Enriched Air Diver
  • PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • PADI Divemaster
  • PADI Assistant Instructor
  • BSAC Sport Diver
  • Medic First Aid
  • Tec Rec Trimix Blender


TEACHING Qualifications

  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving 
  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • PADI Advanced Open Water 
  • PADI Re-Activate
  • PADI CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor
  • PADI Oxygen Provider
  • PADI Enriched Air 
  • PADI Digital Underwater Photographer
  • PADI Equipment Specialist
  • PADI Night Diver
  • PADI Wreck Diver
  • PADI Deep Diver
  • PADI Drysuit Diver



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HEADQUARTERS

25a Ringwood Road

Poole

Dorset

BH14 0RF


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Phone: 01202 122006

Mobile: 07880 342515

Monday 09:00AM - 5:00PM

Tuesday 09:00AM - 5:00PM

Wednesday 09:00AM - 5:00PM

Thursday 09:00AM - 5:00PM

Friday 09:00AM - 5:00PM

Saturday 09:00AM - 5:00PM

Sunday - Gone Diving


EMAIL US

info@dorsetdiving.co.uk

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