About Us

Who We Are

Antony Old – Managing Director/Contracts Manager

Antony began his diving in career in 2001, commencing at Tassal Salmon after completing a bachelor of marine science at the University of Tasmania. Returning to Western Australia in 2003, Antony worked for several large diving companies, gaining significant experience in shipping, maintenance and construction. Antony joined Fremantle Commercial Diving in 2006, and as a Diver, Supervisor and later Operations Manager, gained an extensive knowledge of potable water services throughout the state. With his passion for job planning and safety, Antony expanded the business into new areas of technical and specialised diving while maintaining an unparalleled commitment to safety across all areas of the business. Becoming Contracts Manager, Director and later Managing Director, Antony’s vast knowledge of several specialist fields of diving assists clients in planning a diverse range of projects.


Ben Fazioli – General Manager

Ben began his commercial diving career in 2000 in the pearling industry before completing a bachelor of marine science with honours at the University of Tasmania. After graduation Ben worked at Huon Aquaculture in Tasmania for 4 years before returning to commercial diving in 2006 in the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Ben relocated to South America in 2007 working in Chile and Panama on inshore and offshore fish farms, managing vessel and diving operations in remote and challenging conditions. Ben re-joined FCD in January 2013 bringing a wealth of experience in the marine contracting field with him.


Dean Colcutt – Operations Manager

A marine electrician by trade, Dean began his diving career at Fremantle Commercial Diving in 2007. His commitment to achieving results with planning, logistics and problem solving saw him rapidly rise to the level of diving supervisor, before being promoted to Operations Manager in 2012. Dean holds a wealth of knowledge in specialist diving fields such as penetration and potable diving. In addition to his qualification as a Marine Electrician, Dean is also an ADAS Pt. 3 Diver, Pt. 2 Dive Supervisor, certified NDT diver, commercial skipper, and dive medic technician.


Ben Walsh – Diving Equipment Technician

After completing a marine science degree from the University of Tasmania, Ben began his commercial diving career in 2003 on a remote aquaculture facility in the Northern Territory. As a diver and diver supervisor, Ben worked for several commercial diving companies before becoming a field lead supervisor for a scientific consultancy, overseeing diving operations for mining and oil and gas clients such as Chevron, Woodside and Rio Tinto. Ben is experienced in project management, field operations, logistics and personnel management. Ben has received specialist training in the maintenance of diving equipment from several agencies in Australia and overseas. He has an excellent understanding of diving equipment and tooling, and is responsible for the maintenance and care of all life support equipment across our organisation.


Jeremy Mathews Contracts Manager

Jeremy began his diving career in 2005 in the South Australian aquaculture industry (southern bluefin tuna and abalone), before moving to Western Australia in 2010. Commitment to excellence, loyalty and an ability to achieve results under the toughest of conditions saw him rapidly progress to supervision and project management for clients in both the onshore civil and mining, and offshore oil and gas industries. Jeremy started at Fremantle Commercial Diving in 2010 and spent many years as a Diver and Diving Supervisor and has now returned to the company to drive business development and client engagement.


Mark Jones – HSECQ Manager

Mark joined the team at Fremantle Commercial Diving in 2017 and brings with him over 12 years’ experience in the development and implementation of safety, environmental and quality management systems. Mark’s extensive knowledge of risk management principles and practices has been gained across a diverse range of industries and is supported by a Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety. Mark has completed Lead Auditor qualifications in WHS and Quality Management Systems and ensures the continuous improvement of FCD’s Integrated Management System and its ongoing certification to ISO9001, ISO14001 and AS4801 is maintained.


Steven Cooper – HSEC – Contracts specialist

Steve spent 25 years in the Iron Ore mining industry predominantly in the area of Emergency response, the last 15 years of this in the position of Supt, Security & Emergency Management. During this time, Steve was responsible for regional planning, contract management and a member of the Crisis & Emergency Management Team. Over this period, he has gained valuable first-hand experience on many aspects of the mining industry. Steve joined FCD in July 2016 to assist in an alignment to industry project and with his experience has since taken on additional roles in HSE support, Contract Management and Field Leadership including Emergency response training.


Jason Murch – ROV/Robot Technician

Jason began his career as an ROV technician in 2009 after completing an IMCA certified ROV Pilot/Technician course. After relocating to Australia from the UK in 2010 Jason has endeavored to focus his skills by commencing an Engineering Degree and in 2016 becoming a certified ADAS part 3 commercial Diver. With a strong interest and understanding of electronic and Robotic systems and mechanics, accompanied by a keen eye for development and problem solving, Jason has quickly become valued member of the FCD team. As the company looks to the future Jason is sure to play an integral role in the application and development of our robotic department.