Scuba Steve

Website of Professional Diver Steve Traynor

Steve J. Traynor

Born: 25 August 1972

Nationality: Dual NZ/British

Languages: English

Address: 8 Ash 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


Austrailian 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

    Marlins
    • Security Awareness for Cruise Ship Staff

    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+

    Silversea Cruises Ltd: 2014 - Current

    Dive Master/Naturalist/Zodiac Driver - Contracted to oversee all diving operations for the 5 star expedition ship Silver Discoverer, I spend 4-6 months/year cruising, planning and leading dives in the worlds best tropical locations.


    Scuba Steve Wanaka Ltd: 2002 - Current

    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


    Cardrona Alpine Resort: 2005 - 2006

    Health & Safety Coordinator - Responsible for design and implementation of the complete Workplace Safety Management system for the ski resort. 


    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


    Asia

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


    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


    North America

    United States


    Africa

    Tanzania, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion, Seychelles

    Summary

    I'm a professional diver with 16 years experience in teaching divers and managing dive stores in Queenstown & Wanaka, NZ.


    I've also spent several months working as a dive instructor, skipper or commercial diver in South Australia/Queensland and regularly lead international dive expeditions.


    A qualified service technician for most scuba equipment brands if I can't fix it, it's time you bought a new one. 


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