I remember it like it was yesterday, I was 12 years old and had bugged my dad enough that he finally let me try out this thing he’d been talking about since I could understand English… SCUBA diving. I bounced off the bottom and saw nothing but sand in the Sea of Cortez in Mexico, but I instantly fell in love and never looked back; this was an entirely different world and as close to outer space as I could feel. After a few Discover dives I finally got certified in 2005 and became an instructor in 2008 and I have been teaching almost non-stop for over 3 years.
I have done over 1,600 dives in many places, both cold and warm water, throughout the world: Southern California, Hawaii, Florida, Boston, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Thailand and Malaysia. I actually lived in Thailand on a small island called Koh Phi Phi Don for a year and a half and taught diving there; it was an unbelievable experience and I did some of the world’s best dive sites. When I moved back to the U.S., I joined the PCH family and fell in love with diving in a whole different way; I found an organization that is filled with a group of people just as passionate about diving as I am and have a great time doing it. Diving is an obsession… beware… once you start, it’ll be all you can think about: blowing bubbles.