PADI Instructor #421137
SDI Divemaster #26258
DAN Instructor #66097
Jeff was enticed by a former colleague to try scuba diving and became hooked after his first dive. He earned his open water scuba certification in 1991 through SSI and dove sporadically for years. He eventually got back to diving more regularly and moved on to earn his Advanced Open Water certification, Rescue certification, Master Scuba Diver, and various specialties. Jeff decided to go pro so that he could share the fascination of scuba diving with others. He earned his Divemaster rating with both PADI and SDI in 2018 and continued on to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor in 2019. Jeff’s next goal is to continue to learn new specialties and to work towards Master Scuba Diver Trainer.
Teaching Specialties: Scuba Review; leading certified divers.
Favorite Dive Sites and/or Types of Diving: No one particular favorite site or type of diving (YET!)…but whatever wreck or reef that offers an excuse to get in the water next just might be it. Jeff particularly enjoys diving with his oldest son (when he can get him in the water) and looks forward to teaching his younger son to dive once he’s old enough.
Fun Fact About Jeff Outside of Diving: Jeff is a former Marine and long-time Cleveland Browns fan (it’s like an incurable curse…it just is!)
Jeff’s Thoughts on Diving: “Scuba diving is the epitome of ‘a gift that keeps on giving’—every dive is a new adventure and an opportunity to learn something new, whether a new skill, a new buddy, a new dive site, the marine environment and more. Scuba diving might also be the closest you’ll ever get to experiencing a super power—being able to breathe underwater, hover motionless or float along with the current, while enjoying some of the other 70 percent of our planet that most people will never get to see—awesome! And if you’re looking for a therapeutic escape from your day job, try scuba diving—not once has the office managed to reach me underwater!!!”