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Solo Diver, Male, from Oregon

drdaddy was last seen:
Aug 3, 2018
    1. buddhasummer

      Thank you for your kind words and thoughts. The damage and loss is truly heart wrenching, a tragedy on a monumental scale. I drive past the destruction everyday on my way to school and it still makes me sad. The resilience of the students I teach is amazing even those who lost family. Id would like very much to go diving with you one day. I have never been to Shikoku but have done some diving around Izu Peninsula just west of Tokyo and hope to make it to Okinawa one day.

      Kind regards
    2. mikall63
      Hi DrDaddy,

      This is Mike Allen with ESDS. Just saw your post from June regarding Gekko Divers in Phuket and wanted to respond to your RFI. Marcia is great. She planned all our day trips from Phuket and Khao Lak for us and everything went without a hitch. I'd highly recommend her when you get to Thailand.

      I saw the profile and went, hmm, I'll bet I know who that is!

      Let me know if you have any other questions about Phuket, from the limited experience that I have.

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  • About

    Clinical Psychologist
    Certification Agencies:
    Dive History:
    I mostly dive in Oregon. The Newport/Southbeach Yaquina Bay South Jetty has 5 fingers and is full of rockfish, perch, lingcod, and crabs. I love to hunt/spear and gather (dungeness crabs). When we travel I will try to dive. My favorite travel dive spot is Eilat on the Israel Red Sea. It is the Northern most coral sea in the World. When I took my son there, he came up and said, "Daddy, It's a hundred times better than I expected." He became a PADI Instructor there and stayed for about 700 dives. --- We also love to dive the Puget Sound area of Washington, especially the Hood Canal. --- Last summer I was diving in Japan! We have been hoping to do medical relief work in Thailand this summer (and diving with Marcia at Gekko Divers), but alas, we'll be in New Mexico instead.
    Certification History:
    We did our PADI Open Water and Advanced through Eugene Skin Divers Supply (they are great). Also have done Deep, High Altitude, Nitrox, and other specialties as well. I am a Rescue Diver which includes First Aid and CPR.
    Certification Level:
    Rescue Diving, Son is PADI Instructor.
    # of Logged Dives:
    500 - 999
    Dive Classification:
    Experienced Diver
    Years Certified:
    Ten Or More Years
    Dive Equipment:
    I love my "jacket BCD"! SeaQuest Pro-QD BCD, pony mounted on the tank, older Sherwood Oasis Reg, well worn/jetty tested 7mm O'Neil farmer johns, Apollo Bio-Fins, steel hp/3442 80s and 100s. And plenty of assorted and backup equipment.
    Fifth Generation Oregonian. Graduated in "Earth Science" in 1974, and did research in Oceanography. Traveled the World, but came back to Oregon for graduate school and met my sweet wife (married 37 years +). Changed life direction and earned doctorate in Clinical Psychology. We have a daughter (MD, married and little girl) and a son (PADI Instructor). My children called me "drdaddy" when they were little. Our Daughter husband is doing polysci research in Thailand, and are moving from Ayuttaya/Thammarat U to Nakhon Si Thammasat/Walailak U in June 2018.
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