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David W.


Orlando, FL
Hometown: Belle Isle

Member since:

April 15, 2014


Number of logged dives?

That's rather hard to say since the bulk of my diving was while living on on sailboat. With diving nearly every day it did not make much sense to be logging it. Recently, I started logging dives again so I started at a conservative 300. Now I am up to 386.

Favorite place to dive or favorite dive experience?

After all the places I have been it seems the best option is live aboard diving in the Bahamas. The shallow reefs make it possible to dive all day if desired. There is little need for the deep stuff - too much work for too little bottom time. I have to say a live aboard week on the Great Barrier reef was great diving but a little rough top side.

When and where was your last dive?

The last dive was in the YMCA Aquatic Center dive well. I have been developing the world's most efficient recreational swim fin and this is where analytic testing is done. The process to test 3 different fins takes about 6 hours with about an hour actually submerged and about 1.1 miles swum. If you ever want to know about how to swim efficiently, the data I have collected and analyzed has created a lot of insight. If you want know more about the fins go to .

What is your certification level?

Advanced Open Water and Nitrox.


I started diving when living on a sailboat for 5 years. Until recently most of my under water time was free diving but with my development of extremely efficient swim fins (and a wife who likes SCUBA) I have logged more time on SCUBA.

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