2016 Year in Review
This month marks the end of my fourth year as a dive professional in Florida. I still reside in Juno Beach, Florida (the heart of the Gold and Treasure coast) and continue to teach scuba. Although licensed as an independent contractor, I primarily work with the Jupiter Dive Center. I still enjoy diving and teaching, and spend most of my time underwater on the reefs and wrecks in the surrounding area.
I am currently approved to instruct 33 PADI and/or TDI/SDI Specialty and Distinctive Specialty courses, and 4 Emergency First Response (EFR) courses. I’ve certified one or more students in each of these specialty areas, and each class has been fun and rewarding.
I recorded 304 open water dives and several more confined water dives in 2016. I made my 1,300th open water dive in September and I continue to learn and enjoy all that this sport has to offer. I certified 74 divers in 2016 (30 PADI certifications and 44 TDI/SDI certifications). I’ve taught students from 4 Countries and 15 States, with ages ranging from 13 to 62—proof that this is truly a sport everyone can enjoy.
2016 was once again an amazing year because of my students, peers and mentors—all whom continue to make scuba diving a rewarding adventure.