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Dive 2000 is Australia’s only Scuba Centre, Underwater Photographic Equipment Centre and Licenced Dive Travel Agency.

Owner operator, Kevin Deacon is a globally published and multi award winning underwater photographer and pioneer of the Australian diving industry with 50 years experience in scuba, photography and dive travel.

Our management team includes Kevin’s wife and co-owner Cherie Deacon and Manager Josie Ruth. Both Cherie and Josie are highly qualified PADI professionals, underwater photographers, scuba equipment, photo equipment and dive travel consultants.

A team of highly experienced PADI Instructors and Dive Masters complement our staff line up and support our training, travel, local dive activities and dive club.

We personally test all the scuba and photographic brands we recommend to our clients and only offer the best brands and models available.

Dive 2000 is proud to be a Scubapro Platinum Dealer, Australian Importer for Seacam Underwater Photographic Equipment and NSW Dealer for Nauticam, Inon, Sea & Sea UW Photography products and a PADI 5 Star Training Facility.

Via our Dive Travel Agency and group dive holidays to many exciting international dive destinations each year, we personally assist our clients with unique marine life encounters, underwater photography techniques and improved diving skills.

The Dive 2000 team combines unequalled experience with an enthusiasm for diving that is infectious. We have a team of Instructors & Divemasters who are passionate about their diving and dedicated to providing safe, fun and exciting dive experiences.

Come in and see us in our state of the art showroom or join one of our many social diving activities.

The Dive 2000 Team


 
Team Member:
Kevin Deacon
Dive 2000 Role:
Dive 2000 Founder & Director
Favourite Local Dive Site:
Nelson Bay, Port Stephens NSW
Favourite Global Destination:
Bali
Favourite Marine Animal:
Sea Dragons
Comment
In 1965 I decided to be a pioneer in a fledgling recreational dive industry. I have devoted my life to it. It's the best decision I've ever made! View Kevin's Bio


 
Team Member:
Cherie Vasas-Deacon
Dive 2000 Role:
PADI Divemaster & Director
Favourite Local Dive Site:
Fairy Bower - Manly
Favourite Global Destination:
Galapagos
Favourite Marine Animal:
Otters & Seadragons
Comment
Diving turned my life around...freedom, adventure and great friends.


 
Team Member:
Josie Ruth
Dive 2000 Role:
PADI Master Instructor & Dive Centre Manager
Favourite Local Dive Site:
Clifton Gardens - Sydney
Favourite Global Destination:
Papua New Guinea
Favourite Marine Animal:
Seahorse
Comment
What do I do when not diving...you mean there is something other than diving?


 
Team Member:
Jenny "Puddles" Silman
Dive 2000 Role:
PADI Divemaster
Favourite Local Dive Site:
Clifton Gardens 'cause I mapped it !
Favourite Global Destination:
Palau - loved the variety, wrecks, reefs, caverns
Favourite Marine Animal:
Squid & Octopus
Comment
I love diving because there is always something interesting to see and I find it incredibly relaxing.


 
Team Member:
Troy Deacon
Dive 2000 Role:
PADI Divemaster
Favourite Local Dive Site:
North Bondi
Favourite Global Destination:
Truk Lagoon....one day!
Favourite Marine Animal:
Port Jackson Shark
Comment
Kevin’s son Troy has been diving since the age of 11. As a 12 year old junior PADI diver he had his first encounters with big fish at Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef.


 
Team Member:
Dave Young
Dive 2000 Role:
PADI Divemaster & Dive 2000 Webmaster
Favourite Local Dive Site:
Bare Island, Sydney
Favourite Global Destination:
Ras Mohammed, Red Sea, Egypt
Favourite Marine Animal:
Barramundi Cod & Red Indianfish
Comment
His nickname is Dodgy Divemaster Dave (DDMD) but he is a really good guy and always fun to dive with!


 
Team Member:
Leeza Fuzi
Dive 2000 Role:
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Favourite Local Dive Site:
Anywhere, everywhere that is wet...
Favourite Global Destination:
Maldives
Favourite Marine Animal:
Seedy Weedragon, manta ray & my husband?
Comment
Diving is like an addiction, once you start, you can't stop.


 
Team Member:
Mahmoud El Sayed (Mo)
Dive 2000 Role:
Dive 2000 PADI Divemaster
Favourite Local Dive Site:
Favourite Global Destination:
Red Sea Egypt `So Far !’
Favourite Marine Animal:
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Team Member:
Peter Michie
Dive 2000 Role:
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Favourite Local Dive Site:
Fairy Bower - Manly
Favourite Global Destination:
Malaysia
Favourite Marine Animal:
Weedy Sea Dragon
Comment
My favourite piece of dive kit is my drysuit - keeps me warm all year round!


 
Team Member:
David Biro
Dive 2000 Role:
Dive 2000 PADI Open Water Instructor.
Favourite Local Dive Site:
Favourite Global Destination:
Favourite Marine Animal:
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Team Member:
Chris Jefferd
Dive 2000 Role:
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Favourite Local Dive Site:
Sharks on our doorstep at Magic Point always provide a thrill
Favourite Global Destination:
Sipidan, Borneo-Amazing abundance & variety of marine life
Favourite Marine Animal:
I really get in the zone watching Manta Rays
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Team Member:
Marian Shaw
Dive 2000 Role:
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Favourite Local Dive Site:
South Maroubra, Sydney
Favourite Global Destination:
Truk Lagoon
Favourite Marine Animal:
Sharks
Comment
My favourite UW gadget is my electronic signal device...even the fish turn around!


 
Team Member:
Andrew "Skippy" Hodson
Dive 2000 Role:
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Favourite Local Dive Site:
Beer Bear Bare Island - Sydney
Favourite Global Destination:
Thailand
Favourite Marine Animal:
Cuttlefish, 3 hearts, green blood - an alien amongst us!
Comment
I love diving as an escape from regular life into a beautiful environment where I am simply the observer.