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Alexandria, VA

Member since:

June 30, 2005

Where is the best place you've ever dived?

Love doing it all, wet side public education with underwater communication systems. Using surface supplied air. Full-face mask diving. Measuring Kelp growth in 51 degree water??? Documenting Fish, Invertebrate or Algae censuses. Scrubbing a boat hull in black-water visibility or working with Dolphins, Sharks, Rays, Fish and Invertebrates in both protected and open water environments. It's all fish, water, dirt and science to me at this point... But I still have that adrenaline dive rush every time I return top-side.

What is your level of diving experience?

Endorsements; PADI Instructor, SDI Instructor, EFR/AED/CPR. DAN O2 Instructor, AAUS (American Academy of Underwater Scientists) ADSO, ADPA (Association of Dive Professional Administrators), PSI inspector, Factory SCUBA repair technician for Mares, Sherwood and Oceanic. National Aquarium Scuba Volunteer Team Captain, USCG Master Captains License, 50 ton w/ Sailing Endorsement.

What do you prefer, wrecks or reefs?

Gotta say reefs... although natural ship wrecks, not the artificial reefs are so much more of a mystery to me.

Name a place you'd like to Dive.

Somewhere other than the States or the Carribean.

What is the coolest thing you've seen under water?

I like squids, octopus, cuttlefish (Cephalopoda).


Diving experiences. The Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. State of California employee as a instructor and collector to create a brand new museum of science and technology. The California Science Center.


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