Ken Paton – Service Technician & Rebreather Diver.
Ken is happiest when he is fixing things which makes him the perfect engineer for our service department. Ken holds pride in perfection which means that whatever service he is providing you will be the best you can expect – from servicing regulators, Computers, BCD’s and cylinders to setting up new kit for the first time, you can count on Ken.
Ken is an engineer by trade, which has made him the ideal service technician, his attention to detail is second to none, and he is not satisfied unless the equipment is set and tested to the manufacturers ideal standard.
After beginning his diving at the delightful Holborough Lake in Kent, in a loaned drysuit a bit like an old big rubber bag. He was bitten by the diving bug, and from those humble beginnings he is now a fully qualified PADI Master Scuba Diver, and a Inspiration rebreather diver, and has taken his diving around the world, from the United Kingdom, all along the south coast, Plymouth, Falmouth etc, up to Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands, to the Red Sea, Malta and the Maldives. Even dived at Nemo 33 in Belgium.
He likes nothing better than silently gliding through the water and getting up close and personal with a Whale Shark at Daedalus in the Red Sea, one of Ken’s most treasured memories.
Equipment Manufacturers Brands Used – AP Diving, oceanic, Mares, Poseidon, Fourth Element
Make of Regulators – Oceanic, Poseidon
Make of Drysuit – O’Three, Fourth Element
Make of Wetsuit – Oceanic
Make of BCD / Wing – Oceanic
Make of Rebreather – AP Diving Inspiration.
Make of Mask and Fins – Mares
Favourite piece of dive equipment owned and why – Mares Extreme fins for their effortlessness and lightness
Favourite Dive Site UK and why – Scapa Flow for it’s remote beauty
Favourite Inland UK Sites – Stoney Cove for the facilities
Favourite Dive Site Overseas and why – Abu Nuhas for it’s Wreck diving