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I began diving in 1994 in the USAF. Back then the military’s idea of dive training was “Here take this gear, make it work and don’t kill yourselves!” Unfortunately for me that was a big turn off to diving. 22 years later my wife wanted us to get dive certified to enjoy an excursion on our honeymoon to Bora Bora. Reluctantly, I agreed. When I learned about fun diving, I was hooked. Literally went off the deep end.
In those years I have logged over 3600 dives. 700+ of them being on CCR (Closed Circuit Rebreather), 3 different units, totaling well over 900 hours on CCR. I worked my way up through the ranks from Open Water to Master Diver. Then I jumped into professional diving as a Divemaster and Assistant Instructor, eventually Instructor. The technical realm is where I love to spend my time whether it be in a set of doubles or full-out trimix deep on my rebreathers. I love diving.
Come join us. Let me share my passion with you and teach you how to enjoy the life under the surface. Let’s go diving!!!!
I began diving in 1988 while I was in the Marine Corps at the Navy Scuba School located in Panama City, FL. Also, I dove at Little Creek, Virginia at their Amphibious Assault School. This was all for work…no fun.
I didn’t resume diving again for work, until 2017 at Lake Pleasant Marina. During my time there, I met Captain Forrest Packebush and assisted him with restoring Diver Down. Since that time, I have grown as a diver and learned to appreciate scuba diving as a relaxing sport and having fun.
I started diving in 2012 at the request of my brother. He wanted to go after Megalodon shark teeth in Florida. After diving in water with 2-3’ visibility I traveled to the Florida Keys. I was hooked immediately. I progressed from OW to DM to Instructor to Instructor Trainer over the past years. I am also an Instructor Trainer for DAN and the American Red Cross. I enjoy watching new divers “get it” and begin a lifelong love affair with diving. For those who want to go further, I have fun teaching the teachers. I look forward to diving with others to share my experiences and learn from their experiences.
I’m the owner of one CCR, maybe more in the future. I fell in love with CCR while on a trip to Truk. Watching other CCR divers stay down for 2-3 hours, I was jealous and found a way to acquire my own shortly after that trip. My goal is to travel to other wreck sites around the world and experience history others can only read about.
Being a crew member means I get to meet new people and share stories about our love affair with the underwater world. Jump in!
I learned to dive in 2005 on a vacation to Maui. Somewhere between breathing underwater, becoming weightless, the feeling of “flying” through a seemingly alien world full of life or the peaceful meditation of just listening to the underwater sounds - I knew I was hooked for life! Diving has shown me underwater wrecks, tons of new creatures I never knew existed and caves with mystery behind every turn. It’s also brought along new friends and the opportunity to share an exciting new world to others.
I drive boats! The Greeks invented them.
My names Frank, I am currently a PADI Open Water SCUBA Instructor and working on my last pre-requisite to become a Master SCUBA Diver Trainer!
I’ve been diving for 10 years now with over 600 dives and hold certifications with SSI, NAUI, PADI, and the United States Military. I started diving recreationally in Boston, but pursued diving in the United States Marine Corps as well!
I grew up in Boston and recently moved to the Phoenix area. I’m excited to meet everyone and learn what kind of diving the Phoenix area has to offer!
I waited way too long to begin my diving adventures, but have committed myself to make up for lost time.
I have spent many years in/on the water. Primarily slalom skiing on rivers and lakes in Oregon.
Until this time in my life, motorcycles have been my primary adrenaline fix, but that all changed in May of 2022, when I was invited to travel to the Bahamas and spend the week on the company dime while my wife worked. I got certified at the insistence of my best friend. I got my OW certification about a week before the trip, and that was it.
I have logged over 100 dives in the last 11 months in Arizona, Nassau Bahamas, Mexico, California and Hawaii. The ability to move unrestrictedly in a 3D environment is the most freeing and gratifying feeling that I have ever experienced. It has become addictive beyond imagination. I have determined myself to become the best, most disciplined and safest diver possible. I have numerous goals in the realm of diving that I have set for myself and with dedication and proper instruction, I have no doubt that I will achieve each of them.
Diving and working with Forrest and being part of the Diver Down team is an honor that I never could have anticipated. The professionalism, available knowledge, and desire to see all involved succeed fully is something that I am more than proud to be affiliated with.
Looking forward to seeing you on one of the charters soon.
God Bless You Real Good!!!!!
I dive and grease big machines.
I have been in and around the water my entire life. Even though I grew up in the desert. My mom was a life guard at Virginia Beach when she was going through college so when I was about a year old she had me swimming.
I still wonder what took me so long to get into scuba diving. But in the short 3 years I have been diving I have done over 300 dives, moved up the ranks to instructor and began tec diving. I am so excited to see what else the underwater world holds.
All through my life I’ve been obsessed with the ocean. I remember watching Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter when I was in preschool. He was diving with sharks and traveling the world. Ever since then I’ve wanted to see the ocean. When I turned 21, I started my PADI Open Water scuba class.
5 years later, scuba diving has allowed me to travel the world, become a scuba instructor, and start technical and rebreather diving. I’m close to 1,000 dives now and I’ve only scratched the surface. I’m excited about all my future underwater experiences! Try it out for yourself – it will change your life!
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