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Walt Stearns
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Walt Stearns

Dive Charter, from Palm Beach Florida

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  • About

    Home Page:
    http://www.underwaterjournal.com
    Location:
    Palm Beach Florida
    Occupation:
    Photographer, journalist, publisher
    Gender:
    Male
    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:
    KISS
    Rebreather Experience:
    • Dräger Dolphin
    • Inspiration
    • Kiss
    Diving Rebreathers Since:
    2000
    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 1980’s.

    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, Men’s Health, Men’s 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.

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