Born on a little patch of antipodean paradise called New Zealand, Kelvin grew up in and around the ocean, where he first developed a passion for freediving before moving into SCUBA diving. A varied professional background in area’s as diverse as Fitness Trainer, Commercial Fisherman, Public Accountant, Company Director, and several years as a Nightclub Bouncer, make for a few interesting stories and humorous tales, and give him a fairly well-balanced outlook on life.
Kelvin moved to Puerto Galera in 2004. While working with the excellent folk at Asia Divers and Tech Asia, he spent four great years exploring the depths of the Verde Island Passage. Spare time was spent visiting the WWII wrecks of Subic Bay and Coron in the Philippines, and trips further afield to the South China Sea, and the Force-Z wrecks HMS Repulse and Prince of Wales.
From 2008-2010 he managed the Truk Lagoon Dive Center and spent three years teaching Technical, Trimix, and Wreck programs in the world’s biggest and best wreck diving playground.
During this time a few sneaky cave diving trips to Mexico were made, leading to a permanent move at the end of 2010. Since then, he has made a home in Tulum, on the Mayan Riviera, where he has worked to bring his passion for cave and technical diving to those who want to share it with us.
When not working, Kelvin can be found in the gym trying to move heavy things around or strolling the Caribbean coastline of Tulum and the Sian Ka’an Biosphere with "Buddy", the worlds cuddliest English Bull Terrier.
Kelvin practices what he preaches and endeavors to travel and dive as often as possible, with wreck diving trips back to Truk Lagoon and cave exploration with the Asian Karst Exploration Project in the Philippines, as well as locally with the Tulum Underwater Explorers family.
Kelvin has been teaching technical diving since 2005 and has more than 8000 logged dives. He is a passionate and thorough educator who teaches from a broad base of experience, and whose calm, relaxed and supportive style puts students at ease, bringing out the best in them.