Testimonials

“Sam is undoubtably one of the most dedicated and knowledgeable instructors I’ve ever met, and the fact he’s lived and breathed scuba since he was a kid means he brings a depth of diving experience that’s genuinely extraordinary. While someone else with his level of dedication might lose their of humour, training with Sam is always a laugh and he produces better divers for making every aspect of a course fun. I’m proud to tell people I began first step into cave diving under Sam’s watchful eye, and I aspire to be the kind of instructor he is.

Josh Richards, Australia

Guided Dive Customer

“I’ve dived for nine years and been a full time instructor for three. My first course with Sam, and my introduction to cave diving, was the single best course I’ve ever taken. If you don’t care about certs and simply want to become a better diver, I couldn’t recommend Sam more.”

Ryan Griffin, Australia

Basic Cave Student

My partner and I completed our open water with Sam in 2018. Sam was ultra professional and was able to tailor his teaching style to suit our needs. 

Matt Gerbert, Australia

Open Water Student

“I was very lucky to have Sam as my instructor for the Basic Cave course in Mount Gambier, South Australia. This was by far the toughest course I have ever done and I was so tempted to quit. But Sam talked, guided and encouraged me through. Because it was so hard, it is now one of my proudest achievements and I thank Sam for that!”

Lyndal Robson, Australia

Basic Cave Student

Sam is an amazing diver and instructor. I first meet Sam in Mount Gambier South Australia and right from the start Sam made me feel very comfortable and confident with his abilities as an Instructor. Sam is very patient and understanding. Sam takes the time to ensure each individual divers needs are meet, along with the adequate time needed to prefect skills. I highly recommend Sam to all divers from novice right through to technical and cave divers.

Bec Neil, Australia

Sidemount Student

Sam is an absolute legend to learn from. Is very passionate about what he does which adds for a fun and informative experience. When out in the water with others I really notice the high level of training that Sam has given me. He teaches a high level of safety along with respect for our natural surroundings and fellow divers. Learning from Sams professional yet fun training methods has definitely made for a more enjoyable experience and has opened up a new world of excitement and enjoyment! I couldn’t speak more highly of Sam!

David Bull, Australia

Open Water Student

Sam’s knowledge and attention to detail was exceptional, his understanding of sidemount gear configuration and techniques, in both open water and cave environments, made the transition into sidemount diving easy and enjoyable

Adam Barnes, Australia

Sidemount Student

Excellent instruction, not only in terms of diligence to safety, but a professional and patient approach to dive instruction. Couldn’t recommend highly enough.

Matt Aisbett, Australia

Basic Cave Student

I’ve taken a myriad of dive courses. PADI, GUE, IART, and now CDAA. Sam’s knowledge and attitude made this one of my favorite courses I’ve ever taken! Sam knew we were experienced divers and pushed us to our breaking point. He also responded very nicely to some feedback mid course and was able to tailor the rest of the week so we could get the most out of it. Even though Sam was doing back to back courses, he treated every day with enthusiasm and vigor. He didn’t just teach the course, he taught us practical skills that we can apply anywhere. It wasn’t about getting us a certification, it was about making us better divers. I won’t get a chance to do much cave diving, but the skills I learned have made me a much better diver!

Tyler DeWitt, Australia

Basic Cave & Sidemount Student

Sam’s level of professionalism and safety is second to none. As an instructor myself I’m always looking to learn from my peers and Sam is certainly someone you can rely on at any level of training be it recreational or professional.

Emma Taylor, Australia

Guide Dive Customer & Instructor

Sam has instructed me on a number of technical dive courses. I really wish I found him earlier as he really knows his stuff. He did wonders to tune in my sidemount rig and I am very happy with it. He is an amazing diver and learnt so much from him. All that and he’s a nice guy!

Matt Bruers, Australia

Adv Nitrox & Deco, Sidemount Student

Sam was my basic cave instructor in Mount Gambier, and being a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer myself, I know what traits to look for in a quality teacher – and look no further. Sam Bennett is a fantastic communicator and demonstrates an unrivalled level of professionalism. His knowledge and skill in diving surpasses that of many course directors, as his exposure to different types of diving, locations around the world, and real-life situations is so vast.

Allen Haggerty

Basic Cave Student

I highly recommend Sam as an Instructor, he’s thorough, professional, knowledgeable, calm and super fun to learn with! I did my basis cave course with him in Mount Gambier and had a blast! 

Anais Poulalion

Basic Cave Student

Sam has instructed me on a number of technical dive courses. I really wish I found him earlier as he really knows his stuff. He did wonders to tune in my sidemount rig and I am very happy with it. He is an amazing diver and learnt so much from him. All that and he’s a nice guy!

Matt Bruers, Australia

Adv Nitrox & Deco, Sidemount Student