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Contributor, from Kihei, Maui, Hawaii 96753, middle of the 808!
- Shaka Doug was last seen:
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- Home Page:
- SCUBA Instructor & U/W Tour Guide
- Certification Agencies:
- PADI, NAUI, USCG, American Red Cross, SSI, SDI, TDI
- Dive History:
Lakes and coast of NH and Maine (Nubble Lighthouse)
Laguna, Newport, Santa Barbara, Catalina, San Diego, California
St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, US VI
Tortola, Anegada, Salt Island, Peter Island, Cooper Island, Norman Island, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda British VI
Culeba, Culebrita and Vieques, Puerto Rico
Saint Maarten, Saba
Maui, Molokini Crater, Molokai, Lanai, Hawaii
- Certification History:
- PADI, NAUI, PADI, SSI, SDI, TDI
- Certification Level:
- PADI OWSI, 27 years, #30832 NAUI OWI #8332
- Dive Classification:
- Instructor / Assistant Instructor / Dive Master / Dive Con
- Years Certified:
- Ten Or More Years
- Dive Equipment:
- Older Sherwood Oasis regulator with Source computer and lefty octopus. Exceed wetsuit, MorFin Predator Delfins...the best fins I've ever dove with, Canon S-70 with U/W housing, lot's of other miscellaneous stuff too.
It all began a long, long time ago; back when my parents had that little fishtank in the corner of the living room. I knew then, as I still do now, I belong in the water. Down deep in the ocean, swimming with the fishes, is where I'm really at home.
- Rebreather Experience:
Fast forward=> I finally began scuba diving in 1983 in the cold waters of Maine and New Hampshire. My first PADI card! The rest, as they say, is history. A bunch of dives later I flew to sunny California and in 1985 I became a NAUI Instructor. Diving the coast from San Diego to Santa Barbara, I got wet nearly every day for three months. Great diving but still a little chilly for my taste and work in the islands sounded too good to be true so I packed my equipment and moved to the US Virgin Islands, where I captained dive charters for about ten years. I had a really great time there but after a few nasty hurricanes came by, I decided it was time to get out.
Now I live and dive on the island paradise known as Maui, Hawaii and I absolutely love it! I stay pretty low key and run a small personalized dive tour company called Shaka Divers that finances my scuba addiction and keeps my logbook growing. This last year I was awarded a world record from the '2008 edition of the Diving Almanac and Yearbook' for having the 'Worlds Thickest Diving Logbook'. Fortunately for me I get to dive a lot and I made a promise to myself in 1997 to always log each one of my dives. My average is 305 dives per year for the last 11 years in a row. I guess at this point I consider myself semi-retired but I feel like I'm just getting warmed up. Let's get wet!
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