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  • About

    Minnesota (USA)
    Network Engineer/VoIP Engineer
    Certification Agencies:
    Dive History:
    Cancun/Cozumel 1998
    Florida Keys 2000 and 2009
    Hawaii (Oahu) 1999-2013 - lived there as a resident.
    Kona, Hawaii 2009 (Kona Aggressor II)
    Papua New Guinea 2010 (Star Dancer liveaboard)
    Palau 2011 (Tropic Dancer liveaboard)
    Cocos Island 2013 (Wind Dancer liveaboard)

    Papua New Guinea (Febrina liveaboard) - 2nd time back to north New Britain....October 2014.

    Considering a 2015 trip to Indonesia and/or the Caribbean.
    Certification History:
    1. PADI Open Water Diver, June 1998
    2. PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, September 1999
    3. PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty (Aug 2009)
    4. SSI Drysuit Diver (Oct 2009)
    5. PADI Nitrox Certification (Jan 2010)
    6. PADI Rescue Diver (May, 2011)
    7. PADI Wreck Diver (Oct, 2011 - while I was in Palau!)
    8. Though not a certification - I do love snorkeling and free diving, I used to feel comfortable doing breatholds as deep as 80ft - but now I prefer comfort and fun over pushing the limits on every drop. Might do a performance free diving class one of these days.
    Certification Level:
    Advanced Open Water Diver w/ 3 specialties (photo, drysuit and nitrox)
    # of Logged Dives:
    200 - 499
    Dive Classification:
    Experienced Diver
    Years Certified:
    Ten Or More Years
    Dive Equipment:
    It keeps me from dying :-) But if you're interested...
    Oceanic ProTour BCD, Oceanic CDX5 First Stage, Oceanic Alpha 8 primary and octo second stages, wetsuits are 3mm (full) scubapro everflex, Bare 1mm (full), Henderson 3mm (shorty), camera kit is a Sealife DC1000 Elite - still doing the point and shoot thing, can't bring myself to do DSLR just yet. Do I really need to go into my mask, fins and snorkel??? :-)
    Rebreather Experience:
    Diving Rebreathers Since:
    uh, never?
    I used to work as a Marine Biologist for the National Marine Fisheries Service, but through the years my career has morphed into that of a civilian contractor with the US Military working with as a network engineer. Though golf took up my time from 2002-2008 (while paying off bills and setting up a career), in 2009 I felt my old addiction of traveling re-entering my life - my vacations take on two forms, scuba diving or skiing (skiing is rare though).

    I did the Kona Aggressor II in August of 2009, Whidbey Island, WA (Puget Sound) in October 2009 and the Star Dancer in Papua New Guinea in April of 2010. Then in 2011 I got to go on the Tropic Dancer in Palau and in February 2013 I took a trip to Cocos Island on the Wind Dancer. I'm set to return to Papua New Guinea (north New Britain) again in October 2014 because that trip was just too good to not do again and then in October 2015 I'm leaning towards the Islands of Alor on the Komodo Dancer with a few days stopover in North Sulawesi in Indonesia.

    Clearly you can tell - liveaboards are my first choice when planning a dive trip.
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