Matt Norman




Originally from London, I did my Open Water in Koh Tao and fell in love with it instantly. After coming to Sydney and settling there I really got into diving after doing weekend dives as a hobby. I then decided I loved it so much I wanted to do it full time so became an instructor and now spend my time introducing others to the underwater world.

What drew you into the sport of Scuba Diving?

I’ve always loved the water and all of the amazing experiences available as a diver was a massive attraction for me.

What is your favourite dive site and why?

It changes all of the time but currently it’s Montague Island. Diving with the seals is such a fun experience. I don’t think I’d ever get bored of that dive.

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

Mengangan island in Bali. It was my first dive after the Open Water and the huge variety and colours of the corals and marine life was amazing. One I’ll never forget.

What do you love about being a Dive Instructor?

Seeing the excitement on the faces of students when they experience the underwater world for the first time.

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

I think interest in the sport will continue to increase and diving will become more and more popular. The technology in the sport is improving all of the time and that’s just going to help attract new interest.

Visit me at: Abyss Scuba Diving