On April 10, 2015 I achieved my goal of becoming a PADI Master Instructor (MI).
I didn’t plan on becoming a dive professional when I moved to Key Largo in 2011 – I simply wanted to scuba dive as much as humanly possible. My diver friends encouraged me to pursue additional training, and I eventually became a PADI open water scuba instructor. Over the course of my professional dive career I’ve recorded almost 1000 dives and certified almost 200 people of all ages, introducing them to the underwater world or helping them achieve their personal goals and ambitions. It has been an amazing and rewarding experience and I’m truly grateful for having had this opportunity to dive for a living.
As I leave Key Largo for bluer water up north (the greener pastures analogy just didn’t seem to fit) I want to thank my family, friends, students, and peers who helped me along the way. I’m grateful to Ocean Divers for the opportunities afforded me as an independent instructor – I couldn’t have done this without their help. I’d also like to thank Ross Neill & Chris Adams (Rainbow Reef Dive Center) for allowing me to work with a recent Divemaster class to get my last two required certifications. And, a special thanks to my dive buddy Micki, who has been my most fervent supporter and the best Divemaster anyone could ask for.
If you’re ever in or around Juno Beach, FL please look me up and we’ll splash ….. Happy Diving!