David ArmasDive Control Specialist Instructor

  • Affiliations: SSIPADISDI/TDIDAN

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In my entire diving career, I’ve only dived a handful of dives in warm ocean water. I was “raised” in the Florida caves, did my ITC in a surprisingly cold lake in Miami, instructed briefly in southern Portugal (where the water is just like Boston), then moved to Boston. Since when, aside from a few trips to North Carolina, all my diving has been cold, cave, or both. I love technical diving, especially that which involves an overhead; actual or virtual. I enjoy the comprehensive planning, precision of execution, and pride of knowing I’ve gone where few people can. I dive single tanks, back mounted doubles, side mounted doubles, and rebreathers; whatever gear is appropriate for the dive at hand. Diving is my life. When I’m not instructing or diving for fun, I’m operating my business, Aquatic Vision, LLC, which uses divers and equipment to remove aquatic invasive species. I aspire to one day explore a virgin cave or shipwreck and go where no one has before.

Holds the following ratings:

  • Open Water Instructor
  • Nitrox Instructor
  • Night Instructor
  • Navigation Instructor
  • Search & Recovery Instructor
  • Wreck Diving Instructor
  • Advanced Open Water Instructor
  • Dive Master Instructor
  • Stress & Rescue Instructor
  • React Right Instructor
  • Dive Master
  • Snorkeling Instructor
  • Science Of Diving Instructor
  • Drysuit Instructor
  • Equipment Techniques Instructor

Dive Kit:

Single tank, I love my Mares SSI Pro Devil, to be released soon. For doubles, my Hollis Elite 2 harness and wing. For side mount, my Hollis SMS75. My favorite rebreather is my JJ, but I'm excited to start my Hollis P2 course. I dive exclusively RK3 fins. I love my Santi suit and I wear my Mares freediving suit for almost everything else.