PADI Assistant Instructor #391190
TDI VIP Cylinder Inspector #758593
TDI O2 Cylinder Service Technician #758736
Duane got an early start in diving – earning a NAUI Junior Open Water certification in 1984, and spent his summers diving in the Chesapeake Bay. After college, Duane lived in South Florida, and re-certified under the PADI program, and has been diving whenever he can since. Back in DC, he completed his Advanced, Rescue, numerous speciality courses (Deep, Dry Suit, Night) and technical courses (Cylinder Inspector, Gas Blender). He holds a Master Diver certification and went pro in 2016, earning his Divemaster certification. Next up – Instructor!
Specialties: Leading Certified Divers, Scuba Review
Favorite Dive Sites and/or Types of Diving: Duane loves all kinds of diving – from reefs to wrecks, but especially loves the wall dives off Grand Cayman, and the shore diving of Bonaire. You can’t beat Bonaire -the shore diving is easier and better than the boat diving!
Fun Fact About Duane Outside of Diving: Duane was a Top 40 radio disc jockey for a few years. Ask him what his radio name was – and ask him to do it in the “radio voice.”
Duane’s Thoughts on Diving: “Diving is my oasis. I have never ever ever been bored of diving in over 30 years – it is such a privilege to be a guest in the ocean and explore that amazing world and share it with others.”