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Gary Brennand - Photographer / PADI Course Director / EFR Instructor

Gary started diving in 1983 in Western Australia and worked his way to an Instructor doing part-time work in the industry while working as an IT (computer) manager. He has since taken up diving full time and devoted all his time to his diving passion. He recently gained the prestigious position of Course Director within the PADI organization. He is currently working in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Since moving to Cairns Gary's interest in photography has intensified and is slowly working its way into many aspects of his life.

Summary of Qualifications:
PADI Course Director, EFR at Work Instructor Trainer, Attained eleven additional PADI specialty teaching status certifications including; Photography, Deep, Wreck, Night, Enriched Air (Nitrox), Boat, Dry Suit, Equipment Specialist, Multilevel, Drift, Naturalist, Navigator and Search & Recovery, DSAT Gas Blender Instructor. Have completed the DSAT Instructor trainer course for Trimix and Deep diving.

Specialised Training:
Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training, Attended and qualification received in the following; Aqualung Scuba Technician Course, TDI gas blender Course, Certificate Proficiency – Small Craft Safety, Communications Skills, Time and Stress Management Course, Advanced Certificate of Technology – Instructional Multimedia, Disability Awareness Training Program, Microsoft Certified Professional, IBM Associate Professional Server Expert, Corporate Systems Support.

Number of Dives:
3000+

Places Dived:
Tufi, PNG
Sipadan, Sabah , Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah , Malaysia
Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth and Coral Bay , Western Australia
Bali and Lombok , Indonesia
Similan Islands And Phuket , Thailand
Great Barrier Reef , Cairns , Queensland
HMAS Perth , Albany , Western Australia
HMAS Swan, Dunsborough , Western Australia
Swan River and Rottnest Island , Perth , Western Australia
Abrolhos Islands , Geraldton , Western Australia
Maravagi and Tulagi (USS Aaron Ward), Solomon Islands
Key Biscayne, Lancelin , Western Australia
Yongala, Townsville, Queensland



Lindsay Brennand - Photographer / Register Nurse / Midwife / Hyperbaric Nurse / PADI Assistant Instructor

Lindsay has been working in the health industry since 1985 and has excelled in this area. Lindsay works for the Cairns Based Hospital and is one of our Emergency First Response (EFR) instructors and consultant on all marine related health issues. Lindsay first started diving off and on in 1990 and diving as often as she can.

Summary of Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science, Registered Nurse, Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery, PADI Assistant Instructor, EFR Instructor, Underwater Photographer, Night diver, Enriched Air (Nitrox) diver, Boat diver,Underwater Naturalist.

Specialised Training:
Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training, Implementation of Evidence Based Nursing, Practice Fetal Monitoring Case Presentations, Fetal Monitoring – Introduction and Intermediate, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome on Postnatal Ward, Perineal suturing, NAPS, Puerperal Psychosis, Delayed 3 rd Stage / Retained Placenta, Post Partum Haemorrhage, Preceptorship workshop, Intravenous Catheterisation, Plastering, Paediatric Catheterisation, Issues in the Diagnosis and treatment of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Cytomegalo Virus Infection, Drug Abuse and Pregnancy, Cerebral Palsy, Psycho Pharmacology, Pain – Module 1, Role of weight loss in improving metabolic outcomes, Atherosclerosis: Management and Intervention, Women and Cardiovascular Disease, ADHD: recent advances in diagnosis and treatment, Reproductive Medicine, Cardiac Emergencies, Modified Advanced Life Support, IV flow rate calculations, Writing Grant Applications, Current Trends in the Management of Critically Ill Patients, Symptomatic Treatment of Neuropathic Pain: A focus on the Role of Anticonvulsants, CHEST 2001: 67 th Annual Scientific Assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, Aging and Malnutrition: Treatment Guidelines, Pressure, Platelets, and Plaque: The Central Role of Angiotensin II in Cardiovascular Pathology, Low-Molecular-Weight Heparins in the Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism, Men over 50: An endangered Species, 2001 NASPE 22 nd Annual Scientific Sessions – Pacing, Defibrillation and Catheter Ablation, Current Issues in Cardiovascular Surgery, Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, Case Study: Gun Shot Wound to Chest, Decubitus Ulcers, Ventricular Fibrillation Management

Number of Dives:
200+

Places Dived:
Ningaloo Reef, Exmouth and Coral Bay , Western Australia
Bali, Indonesia
Swan River and Rottnest Island , Perth , Western Australia
Great Barrier Reef , Cairns , Queensland