Author Andre Shirley

Andre Shirley was born in Zambia but grew up in South Africa. She spent 12 years working as a computer programmer, then decided she needed more excitement and started diving in 1993 (nobody warned her it was addictive). She soon gave up programming to go into diving full time. When she got to the top of the recreational ranks (diving and instructing), she started technical diving in 1998, mainly rebreather, cave, and trimix. In 2000 she seduced Don Shirley (though Don remembers it the other way round) and went into partnership with (took over) the already established IANTD Licensee for Southern Africa. This involved moving from a city to a nature reserve with dive site - Komati Springs.