Key Personnel

OH&S Training Consultants

Frank Zeigler


Frank has been a Director of the Professional Divers Group since it was established. Frank is a Commercial Diving Supervisor in accordance with AS/NZS2299.1:2007 and has over 35 years experience including over 6,000 hours of commercially logged dive time throughout Australia and around the world.

Frank has a Masters degree in Occupational Health and Safety with his thesis on safety in the onshore commercial diving industry in Australia. He also has a Graduate Diploma in disaster and risk management. Frank has written and presented courses on behalf of PDS for the Victorian and South Australian Work Cover Authorities training their inspectorate in all matters pertaining to commercial diving.

Frank’s plays a key role in the preparation of OH&S documentation and safe work method statements for the company, he conducts internal audits on jobsites and provides OH&S and technical advice as required.

OH&S Training Consultants

Malcolm Venturoni

Managing Director

Malcolm is a Director of the Professional Divers Group. He has managed diving operations for Professional Diving Services for over twenty years, and has a further ten years diving experience. Malcolm is a commercial Diving Supervisor in accordance with AS/NZS2299.1:2007 and has supervised in excess of 5,500 dives. Malcolm has over 9,500 hours of commercially logged dive time, most of which has been spent in Victorian Waters.

Malcolm’s work has seen him play a key role in many of the major marine projects which have taken place throughout Victoria. These have included the POMC Channel Deepening Project, the survey and rehabilitation works at Appleton Dock, Gellibrand Pier, Swanson and Webb Dock, the refit of the Ocean Patriot semisubmersible rig at Portland, the refurbishment of the Patterson River Tidal gates for Melbourne Water and environmental monitoring for the Victorian Desalination Project.

Malcolm has extensive knowledge on all of Port of Melbourne structures. He has been an integral player in the survey, maintenance and many of the subsequent repairs to all of the structures within the Port of Melbourne. PDS maintain extensive records of previous works containing pile plans of every wharf and any major or minor repairs they have completed over the last twenty years.

Malcolm is an ADAS Training and Assessment manager and oversees the operation and training of commercial divers and hyperbaric operators at the Professional Divers Training Academy. Malcolm’s extensive experience within the commercial diving industry was a solid grounding to providing state of the art training services.

Malcom is often used by government departments, regulators and industry to provide expert advice, compliance auditing, inspection and verification of competency within the industry.