Meet your instructor
On the Hydro Atlantic, November 2002, Picture by Mike Barnette
I don't exactly have a diving Resume but I do
have a story
Years ago when I was a kid, I was fortunate enough to have an uncle who thought it would be nice if I got the chance to try out SCUBA diving. He funded a class for me and my best friend Katherine while we were all on vacation together in the Algarve area of Portugal. Not quite back in the twin hose days, but still a while back. From that time on I have never been able to turn my back on this pastime, something about being underwater got into my soul. Little did my uncle know what he had started, I hope that one day when he gets computerized, he reads this web page and finds out just what a wonderful gift he gave to me, so much more than a few diving lessons.
These days I spend 90% of my non working/sleeping time engaged in some diving related activity. I plan to continue diving until I'm so old I will need a crane to put me in the water (or maybe just a tuna hatch). I Dive as many times as I can, I love to dive and I love every single kind of diving ranging from muddy bridges, to caves to diving on a spectacular shipwreck.
1975/6 First Learned to dive ....Dragon diving school Algarve Portugal
1980 BSAC 2nd Class Diver Edinburgh Scotland
1980 SSAC 2nd Class Diver Edinburgh Scotland
1980 Heriot Watt Univ.. Diving Science School
1980 CMAS ** Edinburgh Scotland
1997 PADI AOW Miami Florida 1997
1998 TDI Nitrox
1999 IANTD Technical Deco
2000 IANTD Trimix
2000 PADI MFA, PADI RESCUE
2001 PADI DM
2001 GUE Cave 1
2001 NAUI Instructor
2001 Nitrox/Trimix Blender
2002 GUE Cave 2
2002 NAUI Tec Instructor
2006 (New year's eve 2005 actually!) NAUI CAVE DIVING instructor
2008 Megalodon CCR Training
..........................200n :-).. Having Fun
BUT YOUR DIVE TRAINING IS NEVER OVER!!!!
THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING MORE OUT THERE TO LEARN ABOUT
Although I live to dive, I also have a real life to keep me in funding and out of mischief.