Deborah Azzopardi
AVG CERTS PER YEAR

10

Deborah Azzopardi
Coolaroo

AI

YEARS HELD AT THIS POSITION

8

I held a Guinness World Record for the extreme sport of Underwater Ironing, the Dutch are the current holders of the world record – I must get that back for Australia! I’m an active CFA volunteer firefighter and an All Australian Netball umpire. Oh and I scuba dive.

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What drew you into the sport of Scuba Diving?

At first the challenge. I still remember my first breath underwater, in the local pool, I was immediately hooked!

What is your favourite dive site and why?

So many favourites – The local Shore dive sites for me are Blairgowrie and St.Leonards pier. Both are excellent for day and night dives, with pylons well encrusted with marine growth. There is ample parking available and a relaxing, short stroll to the waters edge. There is plenty to see, in fact a photographers paradise along with plenty of opportunities to go scavenging if that’s your thing.

What is the most memorable dive you have done, and why?

Gees, so many – I do enjoy wreck diving so I’d say going to Truk Lagoon was very memorable. Why – lots of wrecks to penetrate, an ideal spot for all levels of divers to enjoy. And the food…..MMMMM

What do you love about being a Dive Instructor?

Sharing my passion with them. To watch as they take their first breath underwater, then their first swim – Awesome! I still recall my first breath in scuba all those years ago, like it was yesterday. Life changing!

Where can you see the sport of Scuba Diving heading in the future?

I notice that scooters, rebreathers and side mounts are becoming more popular, so maybe that’s the way of the future. Its also great to see more females getting into it!

Visit me at: All About Scuba

Deborah Azzopardi
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