My name is Ian Johnson. I am first and foremost a scuba diver. I started diving in my early teens and made it my full time profession in 1990.

I have been a member of the PADI, NASDS, NAUI, SSI, MDEA, UDT and TDI & SDI training agencies. I spent 17 years in Cairns working on the Great Barrier Reef as a Dive Master, Instructor, Instructor Trainer and Training and Operations Manager before starting my own company.

In 2003 I started The Diving Company as an avenue to train divers through the SDI & TDI training agency.