I have wanted to learn to scuba dive ever since
I was 5 years old. I used to watch "Sea Hunt" all the time. I got a
mask and fins when I was 7 years old and learned to swim underwater before I could swim on
I finally got my Open Water PADI certification
in 1996. I got my advanced certification in Bonaire in 1998 and Rescue Diver later that
There are some great pictures on
this page or you can use the buttons below to see pictures from some of my
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Alice In Wonderland
This is me coming out of the ocean after a great dive in "Alice In
Wonderland" off the southern shore of Bonaire. It has a great double reef with a 100'
deep sand bar separating them by about 75 feet. If you swim out over the sand bar and
slowly drift down to lie quietly on the sand you can see the garden eels as they sway back
Barracuda in Paradise
can see me behind the coral looking at a 5 foot barracuda that is looking back at me. I
found this guy down in the Keys.
In my job, I
have to give a lot of talks. Some are in nice big lectures halls. But, as you can see
here, some are underwater. You have to go where the audience is. At least that is what I
told my boss when I turned in this picture with my expense report to get reimbursed for
the dive trip.
into this large Green sea turtle at about 60 feet on a drift dive off Oahu in Hawaii.
Bluestriped Grunt and Squirrelfish dive for cover in the fire coral in Reef Scientifico
coral off the coast of St. Kitts
coral found in St. Kitts.
fish swims over a part of the tug boat that is covered with coral and sea urchins.
Queen Angelfish was found at about 80 feet a few miles off Destin, FL.
Idols are usually seen individually or sometimes in pairs or small groups. This airplane
wreck at 108 feet off the west coast of Oahu in Hawaii was surrounded by hundreds of these
Spotted Moray Eel
was wanting me to stay away from his hiding place off Desechio Island north west of Puerto
Rico. The dive sites off this island had some of the best coral life I have ever seen.
guy just wanted to hide down in the coral and let me take his picture.
The eels on St. Kitts are more polite than those in Puerto Rico.
am diving in Belize. To see more pictures of this trip and the wonderful underwater life
there, click on the
thumbnail to the left.
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trips, click on the buttons below.