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Carrabelle, Florida
Diving Safety Officer, Marine ops Manager, FSU

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Captain, from Carrabelle, Florida

cappyjon431 was last seen:
Mar 23, 2017
    1. cappyjon431
      Most of the time I was in Belize I lived/worked on a liveaboard, so my diving with land-based resorts was somewhat limited. One of the easiest options would be to stay on Ambergris (I used to stay at a hotel called Playador) and dive with Amigos del Mar. The dive operation was very professional and was centrally located in town.

      A second option (slightly more adventurous) would be to stay at Manta Resort on Glovers Reef atoll. The resort is somewhat primitive, but the diving on Glovers is fantastic.
    2. NY-BelizeDiver
      We saw some of your previous posts and are desperately trying to figure out a dive vacation to Belize in April, 2009. There will be 4 of us, 2 adults with little experience and 2 teenagers just certified. Do you have a recommendation of where to stay/dive since you have spent so much time in Belize and know the area so well?
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    Home Page:
    Carrabelle, Florida
    Diving Safety Officer, Marine ops Manager, FSU
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    Dive History:
    I like it all--cave diving, wrecks, deep, shallow reefs, collecting fossils in murky rivers. I've dived throughout the Caribbean and North Central Florida, but most of my dives have been in Belize and the Bahamas because that's where I worked for many years.
    Certification History:
    PADI IDC Staff Instructor with 14 specialties. Also NACD cave certified.
    Certification Level:
    IDC Staff Instructor
    Dive Classification:
    Instructor / Assistant Instructor / Dive Master / Dive Con
    Years Certified:
    Ten Or More Years
    Dive Equipment:
    Mostly ScubaPro.
    Rebreather Experience:
    I worked as a dive instructor/boat captain for almost ten years for Nekton Diving Cruises and also worked for a year at Amoray Dive Resort in Key Largo. I left the industry to teach college at UNC-Wilmington (English lit. with a concentration in Caribbean-American writers), which I did for a number of years and thoroughly enjoyed. In December 2007 I traveled to Bocas del Toro, Panama for a dive vacation over Christmas break annd fell in love with this remote part of the Caribbean. On my last day of diving I found out the shop was for sale, so I resigned my teaching post, sold my house and cars, and moved to my little slice of paradise.

    In April of 2011, I decided to sell Bocas Water Sports.

    I was recently hired as the Dive Safety Officer and Marine Operations Manager at FSU's Coastal and Marine Lab in St. Teresa, FL. I also just earned my AAUS Scientific Diver designation.



    Dive Safety Officer, Florida State University Coastal and Marine Lab

    "You can't run from the wind. you trim your sails, face the music, and just keep going.":)
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