March 09, 2019 1 min read

Can you say diving teddy bear? Loud, boisterous, and fun loving, Instructor John loves to introduce people to the underwater world of scuba diving.  A born water baby, John grew up swimming and playing water polo in Northern California.  While attending summer semester in college, he earned his PADI Open Water certification in a quarry in Pennsylvania. The next year, he went back to the same quarry to complete his advanced certification.  After college, he served 6 years in the Navy, but you don’t have to thank him for his service.  While serving, he lived in Hawaii and was able to dive all over the world. 

After leaving the navy he traveled to Florida to become a PADI Open Water Instructor.  He started his professional career working in Key Largo.  He met his future ex-wife on a dive boat and moved up to Naples.  He has lived in Naples ever since, and has continued teaching SCUBA while also occasionally working has a Middle and High School Math Teacher.  When asked what his favorite dive is, his answer is always YES, because he can enjoy all types of diving in a wide range of conditions.

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