Meet Featured Diver Kai Steinbeck from the Sunshine Coast

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Meet Kai Steinbeck from the Sunshine Coast who really did not want to work in a cubicle on the 27th floor doing data entry

Full Name: Kai Steinbeck 
Age: 50
Live In: Sunshine Coast, Australia
Working For: Dive Instructor Academy

Kai Steinbeck

The 12 Questions

When and where did you start diving?

When I was 16 in the Dominican Republic

Why did you start diving?

Much easier way to clean the pool than by holding your breath. But once I dove in the Ocean I was hooked.

What made you choose to become a dive professional?

Did not want to work in a cubicle on the 27th floor doing data entry.

Kai Steinbeck

Which is your favourite dive site and why?

Can I list them all? There Great Barrier Reef for its diversity, Indonesia for the Manta Rays, Bahamas for the Tiger and Hammerhead sharks

What has been the most memorable dive of your life and why?

On my most recent trip to Tiger Beach, we had 10 Tigers. Phenomenal dive.

If you would come back as a marine life form in your next life, what would that be?

Hammerhead. 

Who is your dream dive buddy?

Love diving with my daughter

What dive locations are on your dream “bucket list” and why?

Truck lagoon for all the wrecks

What is on your bedside table right now?

My reading glasses.

Kai Steinbeck

What is your favourite piece of diving equipment and why?

Comfo bite mouth piece. Just sooooo comfortable.

If you were to launch a campaign to raise awareness on a specific issue that affects divers, the oceans or marine life, what issue would you target and why?

Wrecks in the South Pacific who are in danger of leaking fuel and oil

Where will you be in 10 years and what will you be doing?

Hopefully hip enough to still be teaching IDC programs.

Learn more about Kai at: https://www.diveinstructor.com.au

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