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scubadada
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scubadada

Diver, Male, from Philadelphia and Boynton Beach

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Who would dive every day if he could? Jan 18, 2016

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      Who would dive every day if he could?
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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
    Occupation:
    Physician, Infectious Diseases, retired
    Gender:
    Male
    Certification Agencies:
    LA County Underwater Unit, PADI, SDI
    Dive History:
    Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Turks & Caicos, Bonaire, Curacao, Cozumel, Puerto Morelos, Costa Rica, Roatan, Panama, Oahu, Maui, San Diego, Florida Keys, Southeast Florida, Red Sea, Cocos, Galapagos, Revillagigedos
    Certification Level:
    LACUU Basic 1970, PADI MSD 2005, SDI Solo Diver 2013
    # of Logged Dives:
    1,000 - 2,499
    Dive Classification:
    Experienced Diver
    Years Certified:
    Ten Or More Years
    I was certified by the LA County Underwater Unit when I was 16 and living in the Los Angeles area. I was a competitive swimmer and water polo player through high school. I dived actively, mostly shore diving in LA, Orange, and San Diego Counties, with occasional trips to Catalina, for the decade while I finished high school, college, and medical school. I lived in Portland, OR for 8 years before moving to the Philadelphia area. I did not dive for 17 years. I was recertified with my son when he turned 12, we've been diving together for 23 years. My wife was certified with my daughter when she turned 12, the whole family has been diving together for 18 years. We try to dive as a family as much as we can, more often now, it's my wife and me. I also dive by myself whenever I have the opportunity. We've owned a 2nd house in Boynton Beach, FL for a little over 8 years.

    2019 was fantastic. I returned to Bonaire with my wife in April, and spent a week in the Revillagigedos at the end of May. Hit 1800 dives while in Mexico. I made my usual trips to Florida. Five dolphins joined me on a solo dive in Boynton Beach and Lemon Shark aggregation in Jupiter was fantastic. My wife and I saw a Great Hammerhead in Boynton Beach in August. Did two more weeks in Bonaire in October, my son and daughter were able to join us for part of the time. First time since 2004 that the whole family has dived together:). Finished the year with 202 wonderful dives.

    2020 got off to a good start with 2 visits to Florida, hit 1900 dives. Then came Covid-19. Our trip to Bonaire in April was cancelled. My trip to Malpelo in June was cancelled, rescheduled for July 2021 :(. I was able to get back down to Florida for 29 wonderful dives at the beginning of June. I hope to get back down in July, if Florida can get Covid-19 under reasonable control.

    June 25, 2020
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