About Your Instructor
I am a North Carolina native, US Navy Veteran (aviation), and full time network engineer. I learned to dive in 1996 at NC State and decided to become an instructor in 2017 using the GI Bill. I keep my class sizes small as it allows for individual attention. I can more easily accommodate your schedule as well. I offer classes from Discover Scuba Diving up to Divemaster and specialties.
Now offering training via both SDI and PADI. Open Water classes will be SDI unless specifically requested.
I haven't lost a student in a whole month!
Discover Scuba Diving
Just want to see what it's like before committing to certification? Discover Scuba is for you. After some introductory direction you and a scuba professional with go for a dive. It's not a certification but you'll have an idea of if it's for you or not.
Advanced Open Water
Building on Open Water and your personal dive experience, Advanced Open Water exposes you to some of the specialties available, underwater navigation, and deep diving.
The Rescue course focus on how to help yourself and others if things don't go to plan and is one of the most rewarding certifications. EFR from a recognized agency within the last 24 months is a prerequisite.
Looking to get to the limits to the recreational range in search of a wreck or other site? The PADI Deep Diver Specialty course covers the skills, equipment, and requirements for dives past 60 ft.
The coast of NC isn't called they Graveyard of the Atlantic for no reason. There are dozens of wrecks that are frequented. Learn the techniqes to safely find out what's inside.
Self Reliant/Solo Diver
Dive long enough and at some point you'll have to dive by yourself. Self reliant covers the skills and mindset necessary to do it safely.
Enriched Air Nitrox
Maximize your bottom time by using Enriched Air Nitrox .
Some stuff only comes out after the sun goes down.
Easy skill to understand but one that is clearly not worked on by many. Proper buoyancy control makes everything easier. If you need to work on yours this is the one to take.
This class is the entry level to certification to scuba diving. There's classroom and confined water work before finishing up in open water. Afterwards you'll be certified to dive within the limits of your training without an instructor. E-learning is the preferred method but book work can be done as well.