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eponym

Contributor, Male, from Oregon, USA

Back to diving, baby, after a three-year SI! (back issues) Jun 20, 2019

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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Oregon, USA
    Occupation:
    Scuba Instruction, Freelance Writing, Tutoring
    Gender:
    Male
    Certification Agencies:
    SSI, TDI. Special thank to Eric K, Robert M, Stacey M, and Dave T.
    Dive History:
    Three-quarters of my dives have been cold and drysuited, diving mostly on the left coast from San Diego to Port Hardy. My all-time best warm-water dives were in Madagascar and the Seychelles, diving with a shark researcher. My favorite cold-water sites are off Vancouver Island, from Nanaimo to God's Pocket.
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    Certification History:
    My OWD checkouts were conducted in two local Oregon rivers. I was startled, years later, to review my divelog and find a 58-minute dive among those training dives. Cold water, too. Bought a drysuit after dive eleven, being a bear of spare frame (but not of little brain).

    At the urging of my instructors, and not without misgivings, I gained SSI pro ratings including Adapted (aka Disabled) Diving Instructor, Dive Control Specialist Instructor, and Master Instructor.

    My tech certs are through TDI, and at the end of 2014 I crossed over to become an SDI and TDI Instructor. After a long SI for lumbar procedures I am back, baby!

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    Certification Level:
    Master Instructor
    # of Logged Dives:
    1,000 - 2,499
    Dive Classification:
    Technical Diver
    Years Certified:
    Ten Or More Years
    Misspent youth, Madrid & London, '50s and '60s. Theatre Designer, London & USA, '70s. Married 1980, still married. Corporate Training Developer, '80s. Unpublished Author, '90s. Scuba Instructor, '00s and '10s.
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