Gary started his adult life serving in the Military. His love of the ocean brought him to scuba diving and he has been a certified diver for nearly 30 years. He has a vast experience in scuba diving by dropping on dive sites all over the United States to include west coast deep water lakes, Florida fresh water springs, Gulf of Mexico, and the list continues. He is an experienced PADI certified Instructor as well as a specially trained instructor in Adaptive Diving working with physically, mentally, and emotionally challenged veterans and other people with special needs. If that wasn’t enough he is also a PADI certified Emergency Response & CPR Instructor and Diver Alert Network Safety Instructor. If he is with you on a charter dive boat dive his personality, knowledge, and attitude towards safety will make your experience one of the safest and most fun you can have on a dive boat! Gary is also a trained Public Safety diver.
Gary is also Founder and President of Bright Horizons Diving, Inc., a non-profit corporation for special needs individuals and is one of a handful of people in the entire world to hold a PADI adaptive dive techniques specialty. He was on the PADI review board for the development of the Adaptive Dive Techniques Speciality and he is a Redaptive Dive instructor through RAID for certification of the adaptive dive students and their buddies. Gary specifically designed the Bright Horizons Diving program which is designed to introduce the underwater world and change the lives of people who want to take the plunge. Gary has family members with special needs and that makes this program especially important to him. He has seen first-hand how it can provide new found confidence and courage for those who participate.
DAN (Divers Alert Network) Certifications