Club Committee

2016/17 Dive La Trobe Committee

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Nat Kenyon

Qualifications: PADI Master SCUBA Diver Trainer, SDI Open Water SCUBA Instructor, TDI Sidemount Instructor, CDAA Advanced Cave Diver, TDI Full Cave Diver, TDI rEvo Rebreather Helitrox Decompression Diver
Began Diving: 2007
Best Dive: Impossible to say. I’ve been fortunate to experience some amazing and varied dives both in Australia and overseas, but nothing beats hitting the back beaches of the Mornington Peninsula after a few days of gentle Northerly winds. I still enjoy everything from a shallow water pier dive to some of the deeper wrecks in Victoria’s “Ships Graveyard” and the fresh water caves of the Mount Gambier region, S.A.
Connection to Latrobe University: I completed a Bachelors Degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics in 2011 and have been involved with Dive La Trobe since early 2010, firstly as a member, then Treasurer.

I have early memories of joining my old man on dive trips to the east coast of Tasmania and southern N.S.W. He’d always said that he’d enrol me when I was the right age, but that never eventuated. It wasn’t until I was travelling through Vietnam when I dropped into a pub for a beer. It turns out the pub was also a dive shop and the next day I was starting my Open Water course! Since then diving has grown from a hobby to a passion, and is now firmly cemented as an addiction.

Vice-President
Aimee Moon

Qualifications: PADI Rescue Diver, Deep Diver, CDAA Deep Cavern
Began Diving: 2013
Best Dive: It’s so hard to select just one! My first non-course night dive after my AOW course at Flynn Reef (Great Barrier Reef) is definitely up there. Diving among 40 odd reef sharks by torchlight coupled with a sleeping turtle and an abundance of bioluminescence all made for a pretty amazing dive.
Connection to Latrobe University: Completed Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice in 2014

I decided to do my Open Water course in January 2013 whilst travelling in Thailand on the island of Koh Tao. I never imagined that diving would become something that I continued doing outside of travelling; much less that I would be attempting it in non-tropical waters! Now diving (and Dive La Trobe) has become such a massive part of my life not only for the diving itself but also the social aspect. I feel really lucky to have access to such a great community at Dive La Trobe to progress my diving abilities with!

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Mark Allen

Qualifications: PADI Rescue Diver, Nitrox, Deep, TDI Sidemount, CDAA Deep Cavern
Began Diving: 1995
Best Dive: Night Dive with the magical Manta Rays, in Hawaii.
Connection to Latrobe University: Research Assistant with the Centre of Sport & Social Impact

I have been a water baby from birth. At the tender age of 15, I took my first breaths underwater and gained my Open Water certificate in Hobart, Tasmania, home to some of the world’s best diving. After a diving hiatus, diving on a trip to Vanuatu and Hawaii got me right back into it, and I haven’t looked back since, diving most weekends. Joining Dive La Trobe with my best mate in 2012 gave me the opportunity to expand my diving knowledge, experiences and meet some amazing people. And what better place to do it than on the doorstep of world-class temperate water diving, Victoria.

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Karin Axelsson

Qualifications: PADI Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver
Began Diving: 2007
Best Dive: Ningaloo reef, Coral bay, that’s where I spotted my first octopus, it was just an amazing and fantastic experience. One of my favourite regular dive spots in Victoria is Flinders pier. I just can’t get enough of the weedy sea dragons.
Connection to Latrobe University: I completed my Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Physiotherapy Practice in 2014.

I have always loved the water. In 2007, I was working with children in the UK, one day I dropped off the kids at the pool for a swimming lesson and saw a flyer for a PADI Open water course. I could not stopping thinking about diving for the rest of the week so next time I dropped off the kids I signed up. I enjoyed ‘holiday diving’ for a few years but after becoming a member of Dive La Trobe I started diving more regularly. I now dive all year round and I love it!

2015/16 Dive La Trobe Committee

President – Nat Kenyon
Vice President – Aimee Moon
Club Officer (Secretary) – Mark Allen
Treasurer – Karin Axelsson

2014/15 Dive La Trobe Committee

President – Nat Kenyon
Vice President – David Gallant
Club Officer (Secretary) – Mark Allen
Treasurer – Karin Axelsson
General Committee – Lexi Watt
General Committee – Aimee Moon

2013/14 Dive La Trobe Committee

President – Nat Kenyon
Vice President – David Gallant
Club Officer (Secretary) – Mark Allen
Treasurer – Karin Axelsson
General Committee – Lexi Watt
General Committee – Dan McDonald

2012/13 Dive La Trobe Committee

President – Nat Kenyon
Vice President – Rob Chamberlain
Secretary – Penny Langmead
Treasurer – Karin Axelsson
General Committee – Jono Neville
General Committee – John Dalla-Zuanna