Instructor & Scuba Technician
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer #171911
PADI Tec Deep Instructor #171911
EFR Instructor # 171911
PSI Cylinder Inspector #29470
PSI O2Clean Inspector #1547
A.S.S.E.T. Dive Industry Technician #1430
Ken’s fascination with the sea started in a high school marine biology class. Many years later while living in Japan the opportunity to learn to Scuba Dive began and he obtained his first certification in the summer of 1997. This fascination with diving led Ken to dive in Japan, Norway, Indonesia, Thailand, Florida, Caribbean, Fiji, Vanuatu, and Hawaii. Ken has a passion to teach and bring others into the sport he loves. An electrical engineer by vocation, he is drawn to the materials science, physics and math and its practical application to diving. Ken is also certified as a trimix technical decompression diver and a PADI Deep Tech Instructor. He completed and received technician certification from the A.S.S.E.T. (Association of Scuba Service Engineers & Technicians). He is also certified as cylinder inspector by the Professional Scuba Inspectors (PSI-PCI).
Specialty Instructor: Underwater Navigation, DPV, Wreck, Search & Recovery, Emergency Oxygen Provider, Deep, Enriched Air and Dry Suit.
Favorite Dive site: Anything new. Warmer water is a plus or you have to have the right equipment to dive in colder climates. As the Swedes say, there is no such thing as bad weather only bad clothes.
Fun fact about Ken outside of diving: If not diving there is the constant draw of engineering, experimentation related to diving.
Ken’s Thoughts on Diving: Dive as much as you can. The ocean and freshwater tributaries always have something new to explore. Your personal dive network quickly becomes global. There are some creative people inventing amazing products related to diving. It is fun just to spend some time with them. Most importantly be safe out there!