What got you started in diving?
My dad was a diver, starting in the mid-1960s. I saw the photos and heard his stories as a kid when we watched Jacques Cousteau’s The Silent World. I learned to snorkel at our family cottage and dreamed of seeing what was at the bottom of the lake.
As an adult, I snorkeled with turtles in Akumal Beach in Mexico and wanted to do MORE. I started diving. I received my Open Water Certification in January of 2012 and became a PADI Divemaster by October 2012.
I prefer to call it passion…
What keeps you exited about diving?
I love the meditative quality of a comfortable recreational dive, the challenge of diving a new site for the first time, taking courses and the look on student’s faces the first time they “get it.” Under the water is a great place to be!
What is your favorite type of diving?
Any diving! Wrecks, shark diving, a comfortable drift dive and hanging on the back of a boat with other divers. There is something about diving that transcends language and almost everything else. You meet some interesting people while diving.
What are your certifications?
- Master Scuba Diver
- Dive Master
- Assistant Instructor
- Open Water Scuba Instructor
- Specialty Instructor
- Master Scuba Diver Trainer
- Instructor Development Course Staff Instructor
- EFR Instructor
- Zeagle Service Technician
- Sherwood Service Technician
- AUP Service Technician