"I took my first SCUBA Resort course in 1990 and loved the concept of breathing underwater. After taking the Resort course again in 1991, I realized that if I got my C Card, I wouldn’t have to waste the first day of my vacation doing the Resort course again. I got my Open Water certification in 1992 and became a typical once-a-year in warm water diver. I slowly advanced up the Recreational Diver ladder with specialties and experience and by 1997, I held a Master Diver rating. At that point, a dive shop owner convinced me to enter the Dive Master program. In 1999, I earned my Dive Master rating. A year later, I had earned my Instructor rating. "
As a certified SDI instructor for 1877ScubaUSA, Jay enjoys sharing the wonder of the underwater world with new divers as well as travelling to far away places with "hard-to-pronounce names".
"I even proposed to my wife 80’ down on
Bonaventure Reef in
Certified Instructor - 2000