First certified in 1971 with NAUI. His first BCD was an old life vest recycled off a PSA (Pacific Southwest Airlines) jet, complete with CO2 cartridges that corroded up after the first dive. Rich is so old, as a kid, he knew John Dalton, Jacques Charles, Robert Boyle, William Henry and the serial goat bender himself, John Haldane.
All kidding aside, in September 2008, Rich went through a modern PADI re-certification class with his daughter Candice. He hasn’t looked back, becoming a PADI Master Diver and Divemaster. Rich loves talking diving, helping anyone with gear, dive techniques and especially buoyancy which he considers his number one focus. He enjoys the easy going pace of a relaxing dive.
One of Rich’s favorite dives is touring the dive park at 25-35’ just watching the critters. Rich really likes hanging with the PCH crowd whether it’s a boat trip, a Catalina weekend or the PCH Bash when they take over Catalina. Come dive with PCH and Rich – you will have a blast – He guarantees it.