Steve Free

My name is Stephen (Steve to friends). I live in Bradford and I’m in my early 50’s.

How long have you been diving?

I started diving in 2006 after a try dive in Gran Canaria. I passed my open water in 2007.

What made you want to become a scuba diver?

I took up diving because I loved seeing the marine life and being underwater.

Number of Dives?

I have done over 420 dives.

What’s the best thing you’ve seen whilst diving?

The best thing I’ve seen underwater is an Anglerfish off the Isle of May in 2017.

Favourite UK dive site?

My favourite dive site is the Rhondo in the sound of Mull.

Best piece of dive kit?

My best piece of kit is my Tec 3 regulators, so smooth to breathe on.

How often do you dive?

I try to dive frequently but unfortunately not as often as I’d like, but love every dive I do regardless.


I have two ambitions, to continue diving and eventually get on a Red Sea Liveaboard.

Who is your go-to dive buddy?

I don’t have a regular buddy now as my favourite buddy retired from diving, Stephen Stapleton, I miss our dives together.

What would you like to share with people who are considering scuba diving?

If thinking of taking up diving go with a reputable company like Robin Hood Watersports. Once qualified dive as often as possible and pick as many divers brains as you can for tips and recommendations on kit and places to dive.

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