My name is Jaimen Hudson, I am a born and bred Esperance local. My family started Esperance Diving Academy in 1983. I was born in 1990 so many of my earliest memories are of days out on the water while my folks taught people to dive. When I turned 10 it was my time to become one of those students. I fell in love with the underwater world! Spending my weekends diving with my mum taking photos or with my dad searching for specimen shells as he is a professional shell diver. I also loved skateboarding, surfing and motorbike riding. When I graduated high school at 17 I commenced full time work in the family business. This involved working out on the boat for Esperance Island Cruises & Esperance Diving & Fishing. My goal was to obtain enough sea time to get my Master Class 5 skippers ticket.