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g1138
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g1138

Marine Scientist, Male, from Charleston, SC

g1138 was last seen:
Dec 14, 2019 at 7:41 AM
    1. SoccerJeni
      SoccerJeni
      So you're a 49ers fan? :) I need to make friends with people in your area so I can head out that way, watch a football game and get in a good couple of dives. Lol!
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Charleston, SC
    Occupation:
    Dive Safety Officer & Aquarist
    Gender:
    Male
    Certification Agencies:
    NAUI; DAN; AAUS; PSI; PADI
    Dive History:
    Monterey Bay, CA, USA
    N. Mediterranean off Corsica, France
    Monad Shoal off Malapascua Is; Cebu Region, Philippines
    Channel Islands, CA, USA
    off Charleston, SC, USA
    Florida Keys, USA
    Certification History:
    NAUI
    Basic SD - 2/06/10
    Advanced SD - 6/04/10
    Training Assistant - 6/04/10
    Scuba Rescue Diver - 6/04/10
    Master SCUBA Diver - 9/19/10
    EANx (Nitrox) Diver - 9/19/10
    Divemaster - 4/23/11
    Instructor - 7/19/13
    Mixed Gas Blender/O2 Tech - 10/06/18

    DAN
    Instructor - 11/12/14

    PSI
    Visual Cylinder Inspector - 3/18/14
    Valve Repair Tech - 3/18/14
    Oxygen Cleaning Tech - 3/18/14

    PADI
    Gas Blender - 3/18/14
    Drysuit - 8/02/16

    Sherwood Repair Tech - 3/18/14

    Spare Air Repair Tech - 11/20/14

    OTS Guardian Repair Tech - 11/21/14
    OTS Stealth Repair Tech - 6/15/17

    AAUS Scientific Diver |
    UCSC Depth Rating:
    (45') - 9/23/10
    (70') - 7/25/11
    inactive status - 9/01/2013

    South Carolina Aquarium Depth Rating:
    (60') - 2/10/2014
    (100') - 6/06/18
    (130') - 10/31/18
    Certification Level:
    Instructor
    # of Logged Dives:
    500 - 999
    Dive Classification:
    Just An "Average" Diver
    Years Certified:
    Six - Ten Years
    Dive Equipment:
    DIR-inspired
    "From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free."
    - Jacques Yves Cousteau

    Graduated with a BS majoring in Marine Bio at UC Santa Cruz, June 2011.
    I came to UCSC with a plan to take the Kelp Forest Ecology class to satisfy a Senior Thesis requirement for graduation. This required getting scuba certified. I later found out I needed 4 certs instead of 1 to even qualify for Kelp Forest.
    What started out as a prerequisite for a class, turned into a passion.

    A year after getting Basic OW, I found myself rated as a NAUI Divemaster and AAUS Scientific Diver for UCSC. After graduating, I stayed with the UCSC diving program for another 2 years as a volunteer, obtaining my NAUI instructor rating in my final year with them.

    Through it all I have assisted in several different dive programs, mentoring students and assisting instructors. I also worked aboard one of the Monterey Dive boats as a rescue swimmer.

    I have had the pleasure of working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Seymour Marine Discovery Center, and Aquarium of the Bay Husbandry Program. I have also been a part of Landry's Rainforest Cafe's Habitat division, caring for their exhibits.

    Four years after getting certified and two years after deciding on my career, I am now an Assistant Dive Safety Officer at a wonderful aquarium.

    Through it all I never did take Kelp Forest Ecology; I did so much more.

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