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Shane "Aussie" Austin

Born in Manly in January 1974, I was raised by my mother and although I have lived overseas and in other parts of Australia I still call the Northern Beaches of Sydney home.

Previous Work / Background Experience

My first job was as a Diver for Oceanworld in Manly.  After a number of years I progressed to a Marine Mammal Trainer and subsequently worked with seals at both Taronga Zoo and Sydney Aquarium.  During this time I also completed my SCUBA Instructor’s certificate and Marine Master Class 5.  After leaving the commercial aquarium industry I moved to the Great Barrier Reef to skipper boats, a profession that I continue to maintain.


I still teach SCUBA and incorporate this passion when I travel, the most recent being to Malaysian Borneo.  I also enjoy yoga, mountain biking and many other outdoor activities.