- Nov 6, 2011
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- Certification Agencies:
- nasds / ssi / padi / sdi / tdi
- Dive History:
misc cold water diving in lake superior including some wreck diving. have visited many caribbean warm water ocean diving destinations like cozumel, grand cayman, florida, dominican rebublic, jamaica, st maarten, antigua, st lucia, curacao.
enjoy diving the cenotes in the playa del carmen area when i get the chance.
- Certification History:
nasds open water 1990, padi advanced 2008, padi nitrox 2009, ssi cenote specialty 2012, ssi navigation/stress and rescue/specialty diver 2012
ssi ice diver/equipment techniques/search and recovery/science of diving/advanced open water/master dive/dive guide/dive master 2013
TDI cavern diver with frank gutierrez from bluelife 2013
ssi dive control specialist/ITC candidate, IE with Sage Dalton on Grand Cayman 2014
ssi open water/stress and rescue/perfect buoyancy instr 2014
TDI side mount diver with frank gutierrez from bluelife, ssi nitrox/nav/boat/wreck/dry suit/night/deep/side mount instructor 2015 *first ssi SM instr in canada*
sdi computer nitrox/nav/boat/wreck/dry suit/night/deep/side mount/adv buoyancy instr, tdi nitrox/side mount instr, ssi xr nitrox diver*first xr nitrox instr seminar in north america*, ssi adv open water instr 2016
ssi xr nitrox *first in canada*, science of diving instr 2017
- Certification Level:
- SSI XR Nitrox Instr, SSI Adv. OW Instr, TDI Nitrox/Sidemount instructor, SDI OW Instr
- # of Logged Dives:
- 500 - 999
- Dive Classification:
- Just An "Average" Diver
- Years Certified:
- Ten Or More Years
certified in the frigid waters of lake superior. dived on/off since 1990. have traveled a lot in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Florida where we like to dive on holiday. my wife is my best dive buddy. started working toward my master diver in 2012.
- Dive Equipment:
xdeep stealth and hollis sms 50 systems for side mount diving w/ scubapro mk25/s600 regs
for single tank back mount diving genesis gs2000 regs w/aqualung abs octo, suunto gekko or zoop computer, dive rite voyager pac bcd, sherwood elite fins, tusa all black bifocal mask, DGX 600 lamps, henderson thermaxx 3mm full suit or bare 5/4mm velocity full suit, searching for next dry suit, hollis aug 100 under garment with merino wool base layer, bare 7mm dry hood, scuba pro easy don dry glove ring system w/pull over latex gloves
completed a 2 year internship with my local dive shop (yes......2 years)
i am certified currently an SSI advanced open water and SDI open water instructor (inactive status with sdi / tdi)
my most treasured accomplishment was completing the TDI cavern course in october 2013.
began side mount diving in early 2014 and was thrilled to be the first to achieve SSI sm instructor status in 2015
xover to sdi/tdi in 2016. very happy to have been issued my TDI Sidemount instructor rating
completed the first SSI XR Nitrox instructor seminar in north america in pompano beach florida and was the first to earn the ssi xr nitrox instr cert in canada
was working part time for 3 years with my local dive shop. i am not currently working as a dive instructor.
SignatureSSI XR Nitrox Instructor
SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor
SSI/SDI Sidemount instructor
TDI Nitrox/Sidemount Instructor
TDI Cavern Diver