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Training History

I got my start in Scuba diving as a freshman at Washington State University in the fall of 1966 where I was able to take Scuba as one of my required P.E. classes.  After 15 weeks of classes, I became a Scuba Diver:

Over the years since then, I have trained with several different training agencies, PADI, NAUI, GUE, TDI and UTD and have obtained ratings in both recreational scuba diving and technical scuba diving (including training in deep and decompression diving and cave diving).

PADI Open Water Diver
PADI Dry Suit Specialty
PADI Advanced OW Diver
PADI Underwater Photographer
PADI Boat Diver
PADI Pacific NW Marine ID
PADI Deep Diver
PADI Rescue Diver
NAUI Nitrox
PADI Underwater Navigator
Essentials of DIR
Recreational Diver 2
Wreck Diving Workshop
GUE Fundamentals of DIR
TDI Cavern and Intro to Cave
NAUI Tech Dive Propulsion Vehicle
NAUI Tech Helitrox Diver/Recreational Diver 3
PADI Divemaster
TDI Full Cave
PADI Emergency First Aid Instructor
PADI Assistant Instructor
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
NAUI Tech Technical EANx Diver
NAUI Tech Decompression Techniques
PADI Nitrox Instructor