NEW Dive Careers Team Member Tim Lawrence...
Tim Lawrence is a technical diving instructor trainer with ANDI PADI BSAC at the highest levels possible for technical diving in caves and wrecks. He also has technical instructor ratings with all the major technical diving agencies. Involved with the evolution of technical diving since his first technical instructor rating in 1995.
He has a passion for exploration and is a member of the Explorers Club in New York. He proudly carried the pennant on an expedition in Brunei during the 2023 season. he has vast experience in different environments, both temperate and tropical.
He has owned and founded diving centres in Spain / Gran Canaria / Koh Tao (CDC Award-winning) / Koh Lipe and Paulo Moyo. He also built and founded liveaboards in Komodo and has worked during his career in diverse locations such as Sipadan / Solomons islands / Gibraltar / Malaysia and Philippines; also leading technical diving expeditions to look for shipwrecks and caves in Brunei / Cambodia / Lao / Indo / Malaysia / Spain / Gibraltar and Gran Canaria.
He has experience diving in areas stretching from England to Australia/New Zealand and many other locations.
He is also a respected and published author with articles in Diver magazine / Diver Net / Undersea Journal and Untamed Travel. (link )
He has many firsts under his belt, having led expeditions to locate shipwrecks such as the Burma Maru / Akita Maru / INJ HATSUTAKA / Italian transport Ortella / Ancient junks / Roman shipwrecks / DC3 aeroplanes and over 50 less well known but equally important wrecks from antiquity, founding the SEA EXPLORERS CLUB, his most recent acclaim is his involvement with the team writing the outline for the new PADI tech 40-50 courses.
He has extensive knowledge of salvage diving and, in his spare time, he custom builds his CCR units based on the AP Valves inspiration. Through all of this, he is a proud Cockney and husband.