What was the first dive you did and how did it influence you to start a career in the diving industry?
The first dive I can remember was in the late 1960s. A friend of mine’s father lost a watch in a lake in about 15 feet of water. I donned some borrowed gear and descended into the murky depths, found the watch and was paid $25 for my troubles and thought to myself, I can make money doing this.
What do you believe is the most important trait of a professional educator and why?
Patience and humility – being adaptable, realizing not all students learn the same.