For over 2 decades Garry has been imparting his infectious passion for knowledge and skills whilst making SCUBA diving fun and liberating!
Credentials: Cave, technical and recreational Instructor Trainer for RAID UK & Malta. Additionally, he’s a CCR instructor, technical advisor, co-author in RAID diver training manuals, product tester and ambassador for Ammonite Systems, X-Deep, Fourth Element, Divesoft, Otter Drysuits, Ocean Reef, Apeks and other great manufacturers. In his diving career, he has trained with most major training organisations, served as director of training for RAID UK & Malta and become a published photographer and writer.
Exploring new sites whenever possible, he’s been a key member of the Cave & Mine Exploration and Apeks Tek Test Team, whilst developing practical environmental skills for OC and CCR, he’s well renowned for his training and enthusiasm globally.
A keen conservationist and an honorary member (courtesy of Jill Heinerth) of “Artic on the Edge” a contingent of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, promoting protection of all terrestrial animals through media, presenting at schools near home and a speaker at national and international dive show events.
As a director of Simply Sidemount & Simply Tec, “Sidemount Bob” as he is often known, travels and teaches locally in the UK and globally throughout the year, sending passion through vibes on media channels wherever he goes… “Being immersed, I feel humbled and privileged to be able to call this surreal, enticing and inspiring underwater realm my office… it is my Zen. “
Having used various lighting systems over the years, durability and reliability of a torch are a first requirement, power output, burn time and compactness are next, then the manufacturer’s customer service. I’m very happy to acknowledge, that since 2015 using Ammonite’s light and heating systems, they have surpassed all my expectations. Always striving for improvement with up to date technologies, I’m proud to be their ambassador.