Mitch GainesAssistant Instructor

  • Highest Dive Rating Held: Divemaster | XR Trimix
  • Affiliations: SSIPADI
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Mitch was born and raised in Texas along the Gulf Coast to parents that had an affinity for sailing. At 11 years old, Mitch was certified to dive after his parents really wanted to start going on dive trips again. Once Mitch moved up to Massachusetts to study Robotics Engineering at WPI, he started interning at ECD. Doing this brought his diving skills to another level. It also introduced him to cold water diving. After he caught his first lobster with his bare hands, he was hooked. These days he’s waking up at the crack of dawn to go diving before heading off to build robots for the rest of the day.

Favorite Creature:

Fish are cool, but shipwrecks are way cooler.

Holds the following ratings:

  • Assistant Instructor (AI)
  • Divemaster (DM)
  • Dive Guide
  • Snorkeling Instructor

Dive Kit:

Apeks XTX50 & SCUBA Force Black Devil Pro Regulators
SF Blade Sidemount Harness
SANTI Elite Plus Drysuit
Halo 3D Drysuit Undergarments
Hollis F1 Fins