Anita and Ralph Bender were frequent ECD customers in the ’80s and ’90s. They passed on their love of diving to their grandson, Dan. He’s been diving since 1999 in tropical waters but after getting his wife certified through ECD and seeing her kick-ass skills, he started investing in courses with Nick and Alex and got hooked. He’s been exploring the local New England waters the past few years. Dan is working on documenting the diverse New England shore diving offerings though video and multimedia resources on this site. You’ll regularly encounter Dan shore diving off Cape Ann on a weekday morning.
Dan favors reef builders; corals and oysters!
Dan loves teaching Advanced Navigation and Equipment Techniques which combine to offer the skills needed to become a solid diver.
Dan's mission is to advance reef preservation and restoration efforts and channel local funding and service-oriented volunteers to locations in need. As an instructor, helping divers achieve the skills and confidence to gain self-sufficiency and control drives his agenda.