What was the first dive you did and how did it influence you to start a career in the diving industry?
My first dive (1981) was in the icy waters of the Adriatic Sea in Greece. Years later, living in Florida, and with much improved gear, I started to really enjoy scuba diving. After taking classes to improve my skills and to widen my interests in all kinds of scuba diving, I somehow turned into a scuba instructor in 2003. Teaching others how to scuba dive was my way of sharing the experience with others. I find it very rewarding.
What do you believe is the most important trait of a professional educator and why?
Dedication to teaching to the highest standards so the students learn to be the best at what you teach them.