I started diving in 2007 in the waters off of the Hawaiian Islands. I completed both my Open Water and Advanced Open Water certifications in 2007 and went on to complete my Rescue Diver and PADI Mater Diver in 2008. I qualified as Dive Master, Dive Instructor & Emergency First Responder Instructor in 2011. I completed the requirements for Specialty Course Instructor. I currently teach out of Northeast Scuba Supply in Norristown and have been doing so since 2007.Before diving, I was Small Boat Operations Trainer & Qualifying Examiner as well as a Master Instructor for the Coast Guard Auxiliary for more than ten years.
I recently traveled to the Cayman Islands to continue my education where I received my PADI IDC Staff Instructor Certificate and specialty course certifications for Drift Diver, Night Diver, Multilevel Diver, Boat Diver, Dry Suit Diver, Fish Identification, Invasive Lionfish Tracker Instructor, Equipment Specialist and Gas Blender.
Diving is more than a hobby for me, I it is a great way to relax and enjoy life. There are so many places to explore! It’s an adventure that almost anyone can take, but one that few actually do. I want to help you reach the depths of your imagination! Capture those once in a lifetime moments deep under the sea and enjoy life as only a diver can. I want to share the excitement of the undersea world with you. Come join me and start your very own diving adventure today!
I have always been in awe of the ocean and it’s creatures. Our recent trip to Grand Cayman allowed me to get up close with Sea Turtles and Stingrays while learning how to protect these animals and their environment. Captain Ron’s Diving is a 100% AWARE company and we incorporate that knowledge and teaching into our business practices and our trips. I look forward to our adventures and teaching others about scuba diving.
I was assigned to Hawaii in 2006 active duty Coast Guard. I learned how to surf and was having fun with that when my Uncle decided to finally come visit. He drug me to an open water class and the first time I was underwater surrounded by tropical fish I was hooked (it also helped that I couldn’t hear him complaining anymore).
I completed my Open Water, Advanced, Rescue Diver, PADI Master Diver, and Dive Master certifications (yep Master Diver and Dive Master are 2 totally different things) within a year. I went almost every day after work. Then I got stationed in Washington, DC. So I went about finding all the fun places I could travel too there were all these fun scuba travel clubs that did trips together. Met some great people on my travels. I started volunteering at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. I get my diving fix in there every 2 weeks and help them to clean the tanks and take care of the fishes. Love keeping my skills sharp while waiting for my next great dive adventure. My friends all joke that I am a fish nerd, but they know exactly what book to get me for Christmas. I love coming up from a dive and talking with everyone on the boat to compare what we saw eels, nudibranchs, flying gurnards, or maybe even a toad fish or a nurse shark. I love being able to share the wonder that I feel when I dive with someone new.