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October 28
Lake McQueeny Texas
Dive Instructor (NAUI)

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    October 28
    Lake McQueeny Texas
    Dive Instructor (NAUI)
    Certification Agencies:
    YMCA, PADI, NAUI, SSI, NASA, DAN, National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology
    Dive History:
    Dove with Larry Smith in East Texas in late 70's and early 80's. He certified me in 1978 and made me a Divemaster in 1980. I was also a member of the East Texas Aquanauts during those years. We did a lot of cave diving in the Florida Springs and made a lot of runs to the Keys in those days. I assisted with his classes at the local YMCA, as well as Kilgore College and helped him certify hundreds of divers. I also helped him at his diveshop several days a week in order to soak up every bit of knowledge I could. Larry was inducted into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame on 1/30/2009 and I could not be more proud of my lineage. I crossed over to PADI/Divemaster and NAUI/Divemaster in 2008 with John Duggan. Recieved my Instructor under NAUI in 2009 with Peter Oliver at the University of Texas (Peter had also previously done my NAUI Master Diver Cert). Former diver at NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL). Completed Diver Medic training (DMT) at DAN/Duke University.t
    Certification History:
    Openwater 1978 YMCA/PADI
    Divemaster 1980 YMCA/CMAS, 2008 PADI
    Instructor 2008 NAUI
    Diver Medic (DMT) 2010
    also: Nitrox, Rescue, Science Diver, etc.
    Certification Level:
    # of Logged Dives:
    I'm a Fish!
    Dive Classification:
    Instructor / Assistant Instructor / Dive Master / Dive Con
    Years Certified:
    Ten Or More Years
    Rebreather Experience:
    Diving for 35 years (see Dive History).
    Teach privately and for John Duggan/Wounded Warriors amputee classes.
    Science Diver on Bahamas research expeditions.
    Law Enforcement for 10 years.
    EMT prior to that.
    Working on Master's Degree at Texas State/San Marcos and graduated from UT with Bachelors of Science.
    32 Degree Mason and Shriner.