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PADI MSDT
#187521

Portland, Oregon

REEF Baja Field Survey Trip Review and Photos

Diving Biography

As has been the case with many things in my life, scuba diving is something I just kind of fell into when the opportunity afforded itself at the right time and the right place. I was wandering around a Ski show looking for snowshoes when I happened upon a booth set up by a local dive shop. I had always wanted to try scuba diving but had never even snorkeled. They were offering a Discover Scuba experience and I figured why not? At that first session, 2 minutes underwater and I was hooked! Where do I sign up?

Well, almost 6 years have passed since my first dunk and if anything, I'm more excited now than I was when I began. Over these years I've done lots of training, gone on many trips, made lots of friends, seen lots of sites. And have almost 600 dives to show for it.

In this past year I've become an Instructor, got a Solo Diver certification, and started on the road to Cave Diver by getting a Cavern certification. I also became an EFR Instructor. I have a couple of trips already lined up for the new year, and have decided to become a DAN Instructor. I'm looking forward to many more dives and fun with my dive buddies and to sharing my love of this sport and of the underwater realm with others. There's nothing quite as cool as seeing someone's eyes light up when they take their first breath underwater. Every time I see that I remember my first time and get excited all over again. Not a bad way to spend time.


Professional/Certification History

PADI MSDT 6/09
DAN DEMP Instructor 3/09
DAN Neuro Instructor
3/09
PADI OWSI 11/07
Sea Signs Instructor
11/07
EFR CPR/First Aid Instructor
5/07
PADI Assistant Instructor
1/06
PADI Divemaster
6/03
PADI Master Scuba Diver
1/03
PADI Rescue Diver
12/02
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
7/02
PADI Open Water Diver 1/02

Specialties taught

Boat
Night
Deep
Dry Suit
Enriched Air
Fish ID
UW Navigator
Emergency O2 Provider
PPB
Project AWARE

Specialties held

Altitude Diver
Deep Diver
AWARE Fish Identification
Underwater Photography
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Underwater Naturalist
Pacific Northwest Invertebrate ID
Navigation
Boat Diver
Dry Suit Diver
Enriched Air Diver
Emergency First Responder
DAN Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries
DAN Advanced Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries
DAN Automated External Defibrillators for Scuba Diving
DAN On-Site Neurological Assessment
for Divers
DAN First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
DAN Remote Emergency Oxygen (REMO2)

Solo Diver (SDI)
Cavern Diver (NSS-CDS)

NACD Double Cylinder Intro to Cave

Other Achievements
REEF Level 5 Fish ID Expert Pacific NW
Member REEF PNW Advanced Assessment Team

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