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Few individuals can claim to have truly expert knowledge and mastery of the practical aspects of their discipline. Dr Simon Mitchell is the Professor of Anaesthesiology at Auckland University and is widely acclaimed in the field of diving and hyperbaric medicine. His often very practical research into operational and equipment based diving conundrums, makes him a highly sought after, and very entertaining speaker at diving and medical conferences. The breadth and (literal) depth of his diving experience is extraordinary, from reef blasting as a young man, to military, commercial and technical diving - he has amassed many thousands of dives.
Simon was involved in a record breaking dive with friend Trevor Jackson in the quest to identify a wreck purported to be the Hospital Ship Centaur. He is an exceptional underwater photographer. He has been a spearfishing and underwater hockey champion. He is the ultimate waterman, a talented educator and a great bloke to share a beer with!
This episode dedicated to Operation Flinders