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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

Kevin Deacon

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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 | 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

Cherie Vasas-Deacon

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

Josie Ruth

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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 | What do I do when not diving...you mean there is something other than diving?

Troy Deacon

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Dive 2000 Role: PADI Divemaster | Favourite Local Dive Site: North Bondi | Favourite Global Destination: Truk Lagoon....one day! | Favourite Marine Animal: Port Jackson Shark | 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.

Dave Young

PADI Discover Scuba Diving - One Day Experience

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 | His nickname is Dodgy Divemaster Dave (DDMD) but he is a really good guy and always fun to dive with!

Peter Michie

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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 | My favourite piece of dive kit is my drysuit - keeps me warm all year round!

Leeza Fuzi

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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? | Diving is like an addiction, once you start, you can't stop.

Marian Shaw

PADI Discover Scuba Diving - One Day Experience

Dive 2000 Role: PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor | Favourite Local Dive Site: South Maroubra, Sydney | Favourite Global Destination: Truk Lagoon | Favourite Marine Animal: Sharks | My favourite UW gadget is my electronic signal device...even the fish turn around!

Andrew "Skippy" Hodson

PADI Discover Scuba Diving - One Day Experience

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! | I love diving as an escape from regular life into a beautiful environment where I am simply the observer.

Chris Jefferd

PADI Discover Scuba Diving - One Day Experience

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 |

Jenny "Puddles" Silman

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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 | I love diving because there is always something interesting to see and I find it incredibly relaxing.