About the Course Director
|I am certified as a Course Director through PADI (the Professional Association of Diving Instructors), the world's largest diver training agency. As a Course Director I hold the highest instructional certification issued by PADI. Less than 1% of instructors worldwide are offered this certification level. This certification means that I teach not only the entry-level courses, but the entire PADI selection of advanced and professional levels for recreational divers. |
I also teach people who want to be instructors and conduct continuing education courses for instructors.
|I teach 21 specialties in addition to the basic scuba courses and I also am an Instructor Trainer for these specialties as well as for Emergency First Response, a standard 8-hour First Aid-CPR course and the EFR "Care or Children" program.|
I have been involved in scuba instruction for over 28 years. I have a career dive total of 2400+* dives throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, in a wide variety of diving environments.My training activities are supported by highly trained PADI Divemasters and Assistant Instructors, Instructors and IDC Staff Instructors. Each member of my staff is a highly trained dive professional who enjoys diving as a sport and enjoys helping other people become divers.
I am dedicated to the PADI System of Diver Education because their system of learning is fun and flexible to your needs, their materials are designed using the latest educational and computer-based techniques. The courses are regularly updated to incorporate newer diving techniques and are specifically aimed at making it fun, convenient and easy for everyone to become a safe, comfortable diver. I have made a major personal commitment to providing the best personalized scuba training in the Pacific Northwest.|
I regularly participate in continuing education courses through PADI International in order to provide you with the latest instructional techniques for learning scuba in your own time.
|You are always welcome to attend a class session, prior to signing up for a class, if you would like to get a feel for the style of instruction you will be getting and have the opportunity to discuss your particular needs.|