Posts Tagged terry morrison
Walter A. Starck, Vic Ley, Ron Taylor, Phil Eather,
Richard Weir, Wally Gibbins, Malcolm McLeod, Gai Girdlestone, John Harding.
Springvale Cemetary (Melbourne, Victoria)
Jewish Memorial Garden 2
Wally Muller, Van Laman-Cropp, Ben Cropp, Kathy Troutt, Lynn Roberts, John Michael Harding Senior, Bob Grounds, Dean Cropp – (a future Legend), Ron Taylor, Trevor Collins (with marlin), Valerie May Taylor, Henri J. Bource.
RON IBLE (White Water Wanderers club, Sydney) 30 April 2013 R.I.P. mate
Ron would not like a whole heap of pretty words – “a real good mate” would sum him up. Ron’s guidance and advice plus friendship to me, as a young starting-out aged 18 diver, set a course I’m forever thankful to him for. Although the following name won’t ring bells, Bill Colbourne introduced us when we all worked at the Sydney Markets. Ron Ible was a tough truck driver – as they all were then. Tough physical work that produced a physique similar to the axe-men at wood-chopping events. When Bill retired he went to live in the fishing village near Ron and his family. Two guys who gave me good advice at a time when kids like I was take things for granted. I recently thanked Ron – but regret not being able to do so for Bill who passed away soon after retiring.
Terry Morrison also known as “the frog”
A pioneer diver who even gets fan mail from former students.
Terry does not believe in the fast 4-day courses and reckons snorkel skills will save a life and therefore should be emphasized during scuba training.
Another tip. “Combine scuba talents with another skill such as outboard motor mechanics, first aid, etc and you have some hope of finding a decent job, perhaps, maybe, aboard a luxury private ship traveling the globe”.
That was a dream-comes-true example for one of Terry’s Australian students on the Gold Coast.
These top boating jobs require multi-skills beyond that of being just a “dive master”.
For example the captain of the private vessel in this story was also the ships’ doctor.
Terry has seen other talented students become scuba instructors, then get dragged over the coals in a coroners hearing when some diver ‘in their care’ got into trouble and bent. A double tragedy as the instructor’s promising career was also ruined. A good excuse is not enough in such matters.
With a background in conventional medicine Terry Morrison is well suited to write about the sport he loves.
His early underwater experiences were like that of many pioneers, a Sydney club spear fisherman, then a FAUI member and eventually NAUI.
When Terry Morrison gets his blog happening it will make very interesting technical reading.