My NAUI Bio
Learning Scuba Diving is easy and fun. It's the first step into exploring the vastness that covers more than 2/3 of the Earth's surface. I believe Diving should be fun, just try saying SCUBA without smiling. I also believe the only smart and safe way to learn to dive is in a small class environment where the instructor has the ability to provide each student with the time and attention they need. As land dwelling, air breathing mammals we are forced to rely on the technology that our large brains have created to allow us to experience things and places our bodies were never designed for. Learning to use this technology safely and to become comfortable in the environment takes time and practice. Quick "resort courses" do not allow the time or practice required. I believe in Qualifying Divers, not just Certifying them. I specialize in private or semi-private classes in the courses listed below. However, if you have a group, that can be fun too.
I started diving while serving in the Navy in 1980 and have been in a wide variety of environments. I also have had the pleasure of teaching a variety of things that we as Human beings were never designed to do. I worked for 23 years as an Airline Pilot and was an FAA Certified Flight Instructor. I currently hold a US Coast Guard Masters (Captains) license and have taught Sailing and Seamanship. I even taught my Daughther and her friends how to drive a stick-shift car. When I teach, I'm not just checking blocks on a checklist. I teach with an emphasis on the real world.