David Whillas

ROV Operator

David has extensive experience as both a commercial diver and ROV Pilot. His responsibilities include supervision of the Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) operation. David was born in South Australia, but currently lives on Australia's West Coast. He is owner and manager of the underwater robotics company Seabotix Australia, and is an ADAS approved ROV Instructor / Supervisor. David has extensive experience as both a commercial diver and ROV Pilot in the offshore industry. More recently, he has been involved as an ROV Pilot Tech in scientific research, mostly for the Australian Institute for Marine Science. David has a strong interest in the use of newly emerging underwater technologies to support deep-water scientific research, and his extensive experience in underwater operations is invaluable to the project. David is also qualified as marine engineer, Master 5 skipper and commercial helicopter pilot.

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