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PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer #197417
PADI Tec Instructor #197417
TDI Instructor 16575

I stopped by the shop one day to talk with someone about learning to dive and immediately signed up to take the Open Water class.  That was in March of 2004 and by October of 2005; I had completed both Master Diver and Dive Master Certifications.  My wife claims I am obsessed with diving and I guess she is right.  I think I would dive in a mud puddle if I thought there might be something to see.    I still remember how excited I got the very first time I went diving as a “Certified Diver” and I have never stopped learning to be a better diver.

While I love to travel and dive in warm Caribbean waters to see the reefs and abundant sea life, my adrenaline really gets going when a shipwreck looms up out of the murky depths, just waiting to be explored.  The coasts of Virginia and North Carolina are great places to find shipwrecks and the close proximity makes them an easy weekend excursion.  My other passion lies with cave diving and if you have a couple of days to listen, just ask me why!  The scenery inside underwater caves is breathtaking.  I also dive with the Lake Monticello Water Rescue team as a water rescue diver which is a rewarding and exciting way to help people in and around the water.

Additional Certifications  
PADI Master Diver NSS-CDS Cavern Diver NACD Cave Diver   #4688
TDI Advanced Trimix    
ERDI 1 Diver  - Public Safety Water Rescue and Recovery   #193098
Lake Monticello Water Rescue Diver 

Specialty Instructor Designations
Emergency First Responder Instructor
CPR & AED Care for Children Instructor

Deep Navigation Search & Recovery
Wreck Night Enriched Air
Dry Suit Peak Performance Buoyancy Project AWARE
Coral Reef Conservation Equipment Specialist Drift Dive
Cavern Diving with Doubles Sidemount
Self-Sufficient Diver    

Tec 40    

Intro to Tech Nitrox VIP Instructor

1754 Timberwood Blvd
 Charlottesville, VA  22911