Diving Philosphy

Being a scuba diver is, in many ways, similar to being a a pilot. Both can be done safely, but not before receiving adequate training.

It's possible to dive without any training and live to tell the tale. But just because it's possible doesn't mean you should. The physiological stress being placed on the body is tremendous. Lack of knowledge, skills, and technique can lead to physical injury, including death. Without proper training, it's not a matter of if an injury will happen, it's a matter of when.
On the other hand, proper training can reduce the chances of injury by an amazing amount. In fact, according to data from the National Safety Council and the Divers Alert Network, choking on food poses a greater risk than certified divers diving.

My History

  • 1986 - At age 3, I tried to prove to the world that I could swim by jumping into an 8 foot deep pool. Thankfully, my mother saw my daring jump and jumped in after me. I learned at a very young age that the force of water is to be respected.
  • 1996 - After going on a scuba excursion on a cruise ship, I became addicted to the underwater world. My path to becoming a scuba diver and instructor began.
  • 2001 - Shortly after the events of September 11, 2001, I joined the US Army and served my Country for 10 years.
  • 2011 - After spending many years playing in the desert, I decided I had enough fun with sand and needed to add water back into the mix. It was time to progress into becoming a Scuba Instructor.
  • 2012 - In August of 2012, I had achieved my goal and became a NAUI Scuba Instructor. I began teaching independently in Florida and realized I had made the right career choice. Diving is my passion and having the ability to share it with others is an amazing thing.
  • 2015 - With PADI being the largest diving training agency in the world, I decided to join their ranks. In September of 2015, I started offering both NAUI and PADI courses.
  • 2016 - Deciding that it was time to start teaching technical diving, I chose to become an instructor with the leading technical diving agency, TDI. In December of 2016, I began offering courses through NAUI, PADI, and SDI-TDI.

Favorite Courses

  • Open Water Scuba Diver

    Nothing brings more joy than watching a new diver explore the underwater world for the first time. Watching a new diver progress is what motivates me to continue teaching.

  • Rescue Diver

    A rescue diver can prevent an accident before it happens. A dive buddy is the first responder to an accident, and a diver's second brain. Being a rescue diver and having one as your buddy just makes sense.

  • Sidemount Diver

    Tired of having all that weight on your back? Switch to sidemount! Once you try it, you may never go back to traditional backmount diving. My course is one of the most in-depth sidemount courses in the USA!

  • Decompression Procedures

    It's not about diving deeper, although you can. It's not about increasing your bottom time, although it does. Decompression Procedures takes a deep look into the theory behind decompression and how to safely mitigate the dangers therein.