Dan grew up with the ocean in his backyard, taking every opportunity to snorkel, surf, and get into the warm tropical waters of Hawaii as much possible. However, it wasn’t until the early nineties that Dan took his first dive wearing Scuba equipment in the freezing waters off the Southern tip of Vancouver Island, Canada. After he regained feeling in his extremities, he was hooked.
Time passed, but the love of diving didn’t. For more than a decade and a half, Dan worked in the bustling IT industry of San Francisco Bay Area staring at his beloved monitor Elanor and tapping on his beloved keyboard Clack. Eleanor would often show images of new scuba tech and destinations as Clack soothed his restless soul with the sounds only a quality buckling spring keyboard could make. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough. The only diving was several hours away in Monterey, or several hours away in Lake Tahoe, or several hours away in Vancouver. “Too far and too cold!” he said, right before giving notice and heading for warmer climates.
No, he did not abandon Elanor or Clack. Don’t be crazy.
During his stint wandering, his log book of warmish water dive sites grew. Mexico, 3mm shorty, temp = brr. Western Indonesia, 3mm shorty, temp = brr. Eastern Indonesia, 3mm full length, temp = brr x 2. Philippines, 3mm full length, temp = brr x 2. The goal was the full freedom of board shorts (ahem… Immersion Diuresis), and hope was fading fast. But what’s this? Gulf of Thailand? Koh Tao? Eureka! Finding a small shop called Master Divers, Dan proceeded to work his way up into the professional world of diving, where he is finally able to share his love of the sport to the uninitiated….In board shorts.
Coral Reef Conservation , Digital Underwater Photography, Deep Diver, Enriched Air Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE Diver, Search & Recovery Diver, Wreck Diver, PADI Freediver.
EFR Primary and Secondary Care with AED, Care For Children with AED.