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Mike Crawford -Big blue vanuatu

Discussion in 'Passings' started by Frosty, Dec 15, 2019.

  1. Frosty

    Frosty Divemaster

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    It is with the heaviest of hearts that we bring you sad news. Our Abu Mike passed away Sunday morning in New Zealand. His family were by his side. Mike touched so many peoples' lives in Vanuatu,
    He will be so sorely missed. He was the first dive operator to believe that Ni-Vanuatu divers should be trained to be dive masters and instructors and subsequently changed the profession here. His legacy lives on in everyone who he taught to dive.
    For those that don't know Mike was instrumental in ensuring that diving in Vanuatu was to a high and safe standard,Including being one of only four qualified operators of the decompression chamber in Vila.
    he was one of few people to receive a lifetime achievement award from PADI
    On a personal note

    Mike You have been a fantastic friend and mentor over the years. You have always been a positive influence in my life.
    Your huge heart and willingness to help anybody anywhere is something I hope and pray I'm able to live up to.
    Truth be known I wouldn't be where I am in the scuba world if it wasn't for you and your influence.
    You without saying a word reminded me that everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity.
    You have left a massive hole in the world.
    Quoting a silly movie-"your men love you. If I knew nothing else about you, that would be enough" and they do Abu-they do
    Im usually pretty good with words but in this case words simply cannot express how sorely missed you will be by me and my entire family.Rest in peace Mike Crawford (abu)
     

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  2. annasea

    annasea Solo Diver

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    Lovely tribute. My condolences to you and to those whose lives were touched by Mike.
     
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