From white coat to wetsuit: Wellington’s scuba-diving pharmacist

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From white coat to wetsuit: Wellington’s scuba-diving pharmacist

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Chilton Towle
Laura Dowd scuba-diving
Laura Dowd scuba-diving on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Wellington pharmacist Laura Dowd works at Clive’s Chemist in Wainuiomata and is planning to head to Australia to take on a PhD at Monash University. There, she hopes to continue her hobby of exploring under the sea. Jonathan Chilton-Towle chats to Laura about scuba-diving

How long have you been scuba-diving?, For ages. When I was about 16, my siblings and I did our open-water certificate and we went diving as a family a lot. My brother did a course first an