I can help you with questions about what to expect when learning how to SCUBA dive; how to select a good instructor and dive shop; and how to begin diving after you have been trained. I can help out with gear questions. I am always happy to discuss topics you learned in training but would like to know more detail. I can recommend additional training and books on SCUBA diving. I can discuss NC wreck diving also. I can also discuss what`s involved in learning becoming more involved in the sport and being a rescue diver, dive master, or instructor. NOTE!! I cannot answer medical questions because I am not a doctor.
I am an SSI Master Instructor and a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. I have over 500 dives in a wide variety of diving environments and scenarios. I have been diving for 10 years. I also teach numerous specialties including Nitrox.
PADI, SSI, NSS-CDS, DAN, NACD, PSI
PADI OWSI (Open Water, Advanced OW, Rescue, Divemaster)
SSI MI (OW, Advanced OW; Night, Deep, Wreck, Boat, Nitrox, Navigation, Night, Computer, Search and Recovery, Dry Suit, Advanced Buoyancy Specialties)
Emergency First Response CPR and First Aid Instructor
DAN Diving Emergency Management Provider and Instructor
PSI Visual Tank Inspector
NACD, NSS-CDS Cavern Diver
TDI Advanced Nitrox and Decompression diver
SSI Master Instructor SSI Gold 500 Instructor SSI Gold 500 Diver SSI Century Instructor SSI Century Diver
What I like most is similar to motorcycle riding, flying, skydiving that I also do: you have a chance to become one with the environment that you don't normally belong in. Second, you get to participate in a part of our world that only a few humans get to enjoy. It makes you appreciate life and the earth even more.
I strive to devote more and more of my time to the diving industry. The goal would be achieved when I am spending a majority of my day outside and/or in the water working with other people who want to learn how to dive or just enjoy diving.
What you learn in basic SCUBA training is the tip of the iceberg of what you have the potential to learn. Every dive, even the most simple, can become a personal learning experience.
Some divers, through carelessness or poor training, cause damage to the very ecosystem that they are learning how to enjoy and become a part of. Please be ultra-respectful of the underwater environment. Remember that you are only a visitor.
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