I became a PADI certified Open Water Diver on September 9th, 2007 with Below H2O Scuba. Since then, I have been working to further my training. Here’s the current list of my certifications:

My gear inventory/wish list:

  • Mask, fins, snorkel, boots, purchased early August, 2007
  • Scubapro Knighthawk BCD, purchased October 5, 2007
  • Aqualung Legend LX ACD Regulator, purchased December 2007
  • Aqualung ABS Octopus, purchased December 2007
  • Suunto Vyper Air dive computer, purchased March 2009
  • Hood & gloves, purchased May 2008
  • Wetsuit, currently own 3mm shorty, 3mm, 5mm and 7mm full suits
  • Dry Suit, purchased January 9, 2009
  • Dive light, purchased October 5, 2007
  • Dive slate, purchased October 5, 2007
  • Surface signaling sausage, purchased October 5, 2007
  • Dive knife, purchased October 8, 2007

Places wish list and past visits:

  • Haigh Quarry: a lot of visits…mostly for training
  • Cozumel: 14-18 Dec 2007
  • Monterrey, CA: several charters on the Beachhopper II (highly recommended – great boat and people); go dive Point Lobos with this charter and you won’t be sorry!
  • Lake Michigan, several trips on the R/V Aquatica with Windy City Diving (highly recommended)
  • Bonne Terre Mine – great dives and lots of fun
  • Key Largo – several trips, including my instructor training with Florida Keys Dive Center (highly recommended – tell them Dan Norris referred you too!)
  • Cay Sal Bank live aboard on the Nekton Pilot (which went out of business in early 2010)
  • Turks & Caicos:
    • Explorer Ventures Turks & Caicos Explorer II live aboard in October 2010
    • Another trip planned in a few months
  • Bonaire
  • Roatan
  • Utila
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Truk Lagoon
  • Belize
  • Galapagos
  • South Africa, Great White cage diving
  • Hawaii, during January when whales are there
  • Bahamas (shark diving!)