Dr. Bruce qualified as a Chiropractor, moved to Gisborne, and set up practice in September 1981. These days he’s in the clinic 3 days a week. Dr Bruce has more lives that the proverbial cat. In one he is a Scuba Instructor, being a PADI Master Scuba Diver Instructor, teaching courses in Open Water, Advanced Open Water, and Rescue Diver. He also teaches specialised courses in Emergency Oxygen Provider, Wreck, Underwater Naturalist, Drift Dive, Night Dive, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Enriched Air and Underwater Photography. In another part of Dr Bruce’s life he is an avid, if amateur, under water photographer, publishing a yearly calendar of his better efforts and occasionally sharing photos on specialist photography Facebook sites (see below for some examples!).
In addition, he is the State Leader for Scuba for Scouts Victoria and a National Scuba and Snorkelling Instructor. He’s been a member of the State Training Team for the last 15 or so years. During the warmer months, this seems to require most of his weekends running Scouting training activities. As he is also an RTO (Recognised Training Organisation) instructor in Scuba, Oxygen Provision and First Aid, he and Marsha run a number of courses during the year. In another life, he is learning to take reasonable photos of his grandchild, who appears to be one of the most photographed children around!
Over the last 20 years he has written Editorials for professional newsletters, 80 plus here in Victoria and more recently in New Zealand. He has just submitted as book chapter for a Chiropractic text book. As a Fellow of the Royal Victorian College of Honorary Justices, once a month he can be found at the Sunbury Police Station helping out with the JP Signing station and, as a Gisborne signing station will open soon, he’ll probably be rostered there as well.
Any other time is divided between membership of the local Church, trips with his wife and Scuba buddy, Marsha (mainly to places where the camera gets used), gardening – or more honestly, protecting the vegetable patch from a rambunctious and ever hungry Labrador dog and some occasional house maintenance!