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Dive Charter, from Palm Beach Florida
- Walt Stearns was last seen:
- Oct 11, 2014
- Home Page:
- Palm Beach Florida
- Photographer, journalist, publisher
- Certification Agencies:
- TDI, IANTD, NACD, PADI
- Dive History:
- Not enough space to put it here.
- Certification History:
Open Water Scuba Certification - NASDS 1976
Divemaster – PADI 1980
Assistant Instructor – PADI 1984
Nitrox – TDI 1995
SSI Platimum Pro 5000 1998
Semi-closed Rebreather (Dolphin) - TDI 2000
Cave Diver - NACD 2001
Electronic Closed Circuit Rebreather (Inspiration) - IANTD 2003
Manual Closed Circuit Rebreather (KISS) - TDI 2006
Mixed-gas (trimix) Closed Circuit Rebreather - TDI 2008
Open Water Scuba Instructor - SDI 2009
KISS Rebreather Instructor - TDI 2011
- Certification Level:
- Closed Circuit Air Diluent Rebreather Instructor & Normoxic Trimix Rebreather Diver, Cave
- # of Logged Dives:
- I'm a Fish!
- Dive Classification:
- Experienced Diver
- Years Certified:
- Ten Or More Years
- Dive Equipment:
- KISS Classic Explorer CCR, various open circuit regs., including double hose.
- Rebreather Type:
- Rebreather Experience:
- Dräger Dolphin
Back ground in boating, sport fishing, sport diving and marine natural history, which I have applied in my writing and photographic career spanning back to mid 1980s.
- Diving Rebreathers Since:
Publications I have been on retainer for a photojournalist have included Boating Magazine, (as a contributing editor 1985 to 1993), Trailer Boats, Boating Life, Salt Water Sportsman, Sport Fishing, Field & Stream, Nature, Mens Health, Mens Journal, Outdoor Photographer, Caribbean Travel & Life, Caribbean World, Skin diver Magazine (1995 to 1999), Scuba Diving Magazine and Sport Diver (from their premiere issue in 1994 to 1996 and 1999 to 2005). In addition to magazine work, my services have expanded in documentary and marine sport film projects that have aired internationally and on stations such as ESPN, The Discovery Channel and Travel Channel.
My entrance into scuba diving in 1976, although I learned snorkel far earlier than that. I believe you never should stop learning, advancing from Nitrox and Trimix to cave diving and diving CCRs from Drager semi-closed rebreathers to fully closed-circuit models like Inspiration and KISS.