Mark Milburn is from Penryn, Cornwall and is a highly qualified diver who would love to dive the HMS Victoria (as would I) but who will also be doing something very classified in 10 years time!
Full Name: Mark Milburn
Live In: Mabe, Penryn, Cornwall
Working For: Atlantic Scuba
Diver Qualifications: PADI – OW, RD, DM, AI, CCR (Adv) / BSAC – SD, Nitrox, Adv Nitrox, CCR / TDI – Ext Range, Adv Trimix / DSAT – Adv Gas Blender / SDI – Instructor with 20 specialties / SSI – Instructor with 15 specialties / PSAI – Instructor with 15 specialties / NAS – Intro, Part 1, Photography / BDMLR – Marine Mammal Medic / CSIDT – UW CSI
When and where did you start diving?
Officially Feb 2000 in Thailand, previously odd try dives around on holiday
Why did you start diving?
I like water.
What made you choose to become a dive professional?
It was inevitable, plus I stopped my previous part time employment
Which is your favourite dive site and why?
SS Sphene, easy wreck dive covered in life
What has been the most memorable dive of your life and why?
Being the DM on my daughters Open Water course
If you would come back as a marine life form in your next life, what would that be?
Who is your dream dive buddy?
I prefer to dive solo
What dive locations are on your dream “bucket list” and why?
HMS Victoria, fascinating upright wreck
What is on your bedside table right now?
What is your favourite piece of diving equipment and why?
My video camera, it remembers my dives
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?
Litter, we already organise underwater litter picks locally and have got them and Project Aware mentioned in the national news
Where will you be in 10 years and what will you be doing?
Filming my 4th BBC TV series of “***** ******”, sorry it’s classified