Originally from Taiwan, Tony moved to America with his family as a child where he grew up in New York. He studied art and photography before securing himself many successful positions in prominent galleries and museums throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas, where he’s lived in more cities than many people have ever visited!
Tony’s diving journey started in Mexico, where he found himself needing some new reading material whilst backpacking. Faced with a choice between several foreign language books and some pretty terrible English romance novels, his eyes suddenly fell on the spine of a book that read PADI Open Water. Within 2 hours he’d read it cover to cover, and was more than intrigued about the wonderful world of diving. Luckily enough it was shortly after this discovery he met a friendly group of Italians who suggested he join them on their dive trip to Honduras. And so it began…
During his dive training, Tony was always the student asking ‘what’s next?’, so it was only fitting he’d rise up the ranks to become an instructor. And even now, he hasn’t really stopped asking what’s next! Since qualifying, Tony has become a Sidemount instructor, learnt to service and repair equipment, and is currently working towards his technical diving instructor rating.
Never one for lazing around, Tony is a self-taught man in many areas including structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering, carpentry, welding, programming, IT, Autocad, 3d rendering, and randomly Rock climbing too! He’s also an avid cyclist, and once moved house (two months, 4,280 miles, and 55 kilos of luggage later) from New York to Los Angeles by pushbike!
Deep Diver, Enriched Air Nitrox, Navigation, Search & Recovery, Sidemount Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE, & Wreck Diver
EFR Primary and Secondary Care with AED, Care For Children with AED.