Scuba Steve

Information on goods and services offered by 
Steve Traynor - professional diver, lecturer and expedition staff

Steve J. Traynor

Born: 25 August 1972

Nationality: Dual NZ/British

Languages: English

Address: 85 Lagoon Avenue, Albert Town, Otago 9305, New Zealand

Mobile: +64 27 217 6150

Email: [email protected]


Qualifications

Diving

Professional Association of Diving Instructors - PADI
  • Master Instructor
  • Tec Rec Gas Blender Instructor
  • Tec Rec Deep Instructor
  • Specialty Instructor
    • Altitude, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, Boat, Drift, Dry Suit, Deep, Enriched Air, Equipment Specialist, Kayak, Multilevel, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project Aware, Search & Recovery, Underwater Navigator, Wreck.
  • First Aid Instructor
    • Emergency First Responder
    • Care for Children AED
    • Oxygen First Aid

Scuba Schools International - SSI
  • Dive Control Specialist exp.
  • Specialty Diver - Night/Limited Visibility, Altitude, Deep, Computer, Wreck, Navigation, Identify Marine Species, Search & Recovery, Nitrox, Shore, Stress & Rescue


Australian Diver Acreditation Scheme - ADAS

    • Level 1 - Occupational Diving - Scuba to 30m
    • Level 2 - Occupational Diving - Surface Supplied to 30m
    • Level 3 - Occupational Diving - Surface Supplied to 50m
    • Certificate 4 - Occupational Diving - Advanced Underwater Work to 50m
    • Endorsements - Nitrox, Chamber Operator


    New Zealand Underwater Assosciation - NZUA

    • Air Filler Trainer


    Dive Equipment Service Technician 

    Apeks, Apollo, Aqualung, Aquatec, Atlantis, Atomic, Cressi, Dacor, Dive Rite, Genesis, Mares, Oceanic, SeaQuest, ScubaPro, Sherwood, US Divers

    Maritime

    Maritime NZ

    • Skipper Restricted Limits

    Australian Maritime Safety Authority
    • Coxswain Grade 1 - Passenger, non-passenger & fishing vessels <12m & <12nm

    Royal Yachting Association
    • Powerboat Level 2

    NZ Underwater Association
    • Master of a Small Commercial Dive Boat

    NZ Coastguard
    • Marine VHF Operator
    • Boatmaster

    V.Ships Leisure
    • Crowd Management & Safety Training
    • Tender Training

    Westport Deep Sea Fishing School
    • STCW - Personal Survival Techniques
    • STCW - Personal Safety Social Responsibility
    • STCW - Elementary First Aid
    • STCW - Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting

    Marlins
    • STCW - Security Awareness for Cruise Ship Staff

    University of Tasmania - Australian Maritime College
    • STCW - Crowd Management & Safety Training

    Royal NZ Navy
    • One Day Sea Survival Course
    • Basic Common Training
    • Able Rank Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Defense Course
    • Able Weapons Electrical Mechanic Course
    • Chief of Naval Staff Commendation for contribution during Bougainville Peace Talks 1990

    Other

    NZ Ministry of Justice

    Certificate of Approval for work in the security industry as:

    • Personal Guard
    • Property Guard
    • Crowd Controller

    NZ Qualifications Authority
    • National Certificate Painting & Decorating - earned while working for NZ's largest dry dock facility with an emphasis on marine coatings

    Diplomas
    • Recreational Diving Instruction
    • Advanced Trade Certificate

    Experience

    Employment History 2000+

    Noble Caledonia: May 2018 - Current day

    Naturalist Lecturer & Zodiac Driver

    Duties include:

    • Guiding land based and zodiac tours worldwide
    • Photographer & producer of end of voyage slideshow
    • Presenter of daily recaps and lectures


    Albatros Travel: Dec 2017 - Current day

    Zodiac Master

    Duties:

    • Responsible for daily organization of all expedition staff for operations during Albatros’s inaugural season in Antarctica.
    • Assigned drivers, shore party and gangway staff from a team of up to 23 staff.
    • Working closely with the EL’s in overall planning of timings and logistics.
    • Assisting the Chief Mate/Staff Officer with deck crew management & zodiac maintenance.
    • Responsible for training and assessing of new drivers.
    • Member of the Medical Emergency Response Team.


    Ponant: July - August 2017:

    Naturalist Lecturer & Zodiac Driver

    Working on board L'Austral for its maiden season in the Kimberley, Western Australia.


    Silversea Cruises Ltd: Oct 2014 - Dec 2017

    Dive Master, Naturalist Lecturer & Zodiac Driver

    Contracted to oversee all diving operations for the 5 star expedition ship Silver Discoverer, I spent 4-7 months/year cruising, planning and leading dives in the worlds best tropical locations.


    Cardrona Alpine Resort: 2005 - 2006

    Health & Safety Coordinator 

    Responsible for design and implementation of the complete Workplace Safety Management system for the ski resort. 


    Scuba Steve Wanaka Ltd: 2002 - Current day

    Managing Director 

    Over 12 years I grew the business from start up to become the largest and most professional dive training and retail facility in the region. Nowadays the training has taken a backseat as the business focuses on other activities but most services are still available on request.

    Achievements:

    • Authorised PADI Dive Center
    • Project Aware Awards - Scuba Steve 'Splash for Trash' community environmental clean-up events
    • International Commercial Diving Contractor for underwater construction and aquaculture


    Dive HQ Queenstown: 2000 - 2002

    Facility Manager

    Responsible for the initial design and implementation of all business practices. 

    Achievements:

    • Ministry of Education approval as a Tertiary Education Provider
    • Retail Store of the Year Award 2001

    Travel

    Europe

    England, Scotland, Wales, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Netherlands, Belgium, Faroe Islands


    Asia

    Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Timor


    Oceania

    Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tokelau, Nuie, Tonga, Samoa, American Samoa, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Marshall Islands, Cook Islands, Wallis & Futuna, Tuvalu, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands


    North America

    United States


    South America

    Argentina, Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Sandwich Islands, 


    Antarctica

    Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Polar Circle


    Africa

    Tanzania, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion, Seychelles

    Summary

    I'm a professional diver with vast experience in teaching, guiding and management roles.


    I have a long background in the marine industry, working internationally on many ships, as dockyard maintenance staff and as a master of small vessels.


    As a qualified service technician for most scuba equipment brands and having a background in electrical mechanics if I can't fix it, it's time you bought a new one. 


    I have a passion for photography and videography, my work has been featured in many professional productions.


    Experienced in complete office administration, development & management of workplace health & safety systems plus personally able to instruct CPR, first aid and rescue courses.


    I enjoy travelling the world in search of wildlife, experiencing different cultures, seeing new places and learning about their history.


    I believe my varied background and experience combined with a my constant desire for more knowledge make me a valuable asset.