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I am a PADI Master Instructor, I started scuba diving in 1975 at the ripe age of 17. I dived on a regular basis until I had young children. Raising a family took me away from the scuba industry until the early 90's when my two sons and nephew wanted to scuba dive. The three of them took PADI scuba lessons and became open water divers. To get me to dive with them they would buy me scuba gear for my birthday, Christmas, and fathers day. It was 2001 when I really started to dive on a regular basis. In 2005 I became a PADI Dive Master and in 2008 I started my PADI Instructor career.
Currently I am the General Manager of Scuba World Sacramento and teach as much as possible. I have aspirations to become a PADI Course Director and own my scuba shop. Currently I am working on both goals and plan to meet those goals by mid 2012.
I have a real passion for any type of diving, I am happy just getting wet. Weather it is a local lake, river, or the ocean. There is always something to see, something to explore.
I enjoy teaching all levels of scuba diving and get a "natural" high watching a open water student take their first breathe under water or seeing the look of total excitement the first time they come up from a dive in Monterey. The excitement in their voices and the smiles on their faces are a real treasure.