SCUBA Diving

Manta ray encounter in the Maldives

I got certified just as I turned 12, and have been diving every year since then.  Certifications I have earned over the years include NAUI Jr. Open Water, NAUI Open Water, PADI Advanced Open Water, PADI Rescue Diver, and PADI drysuit and Nitrox certifications.

Diving is a great sport!  It's a great excuse to travel to exotic tropical destinations.  And it's truly a different world down there.

Some of the places I've been diving include the south Florida coast (where I grew up), the Florida Keys, Pensacola Florida, all over the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Cozumel and the Yucatan in Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Bonaire & Curacao, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the Maldives, the Philippines, Monterey Bay and Anacapa Island in California, and off the island of Vulcano in Italy.

If you're curious about good dive destinations, some recent dive trip descriptions with pictures can be found in the travel section:

Tubbataha Reef, Philippines - June, 2013

Cozumel Mexico - August, 2012

Cayman Islands - August, 2011

Bahamas & Grand Turk - August, 2010

Bonaire - July, 2009

Belize - June 2008

Bahamas - April, 2008

Bahamas - June, 2007

Thailand - October 2006

Hawaii - October, 2005

Turks & Caicos Islands - April, 2005

Cozumel and Yucatan - October 2004

Bonaire/Curacao - October, 2003

Florida - June, 2003

Florida Keys - May/June, 2003

The Maldives - October, 2002

Cayman Islands - May, 2002

Cozumel and Yucatan, October, 2001

Roatan and Utila, Honduras, May, 2001

Glover's Atoll, Belize, November, 2000

Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, 1999


Dive Statistics

Deepest dive 207 feet (on the wall of Glover's Atoll,  Belize, Oct. 18, 2000)
Longest dive 1 hour 33 minutes
Dive frequency about 45 dives per year


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Last updated: 09/10/2013