PADI IDC Staff Instructor #336071
SDI/TDI Instructor #23686
DAN Instructor #60095
EFR Instructor #336071
VIP Inspector #758582
Rich completed his Open Water certification dives in 2006 on the Great Barrier Reef off Cairns, Australia. After completing his Advanced Open Water certification in 2012, he has not looked back; becoming a Divemaster in 2013, an Assistant Instructor in 2014, and an Instructor in 2015. Rich enjoys everything from relaxing warm water recreational dives to technical hypoxic trimix dives on deep wrecks.
Favorite Dive Locations: Bonaire, Roatan, Great Barrier Reef, Turks and Caicos, Mexico, North Carolina, and Florida Keys.
Teaching Specialties: Wreck Diver, Deep Diver, Solo Diver, Intro to Tech, Search and Recovery, Underwater Navigation, Night Diver, Dry Suit Diver, Sidemount Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy and Enriched Air Nitrox.
Fun Fact About Rich Outside of Diving: Rich enjoys rock climbing and other adventurous activities.
Rich’s Thoughts on Diving: About 71% of the earth’s surface is covered by water. Explore your world.