Paul LeonardStore Manager

  • Highest Dive Rating Held: Rescue Diver
  • Affiliations: PADINAUI
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Background:

Paul started diving at Roger Williams in 1999, when he got his NAUI OW cert with Vinny Malkoski! His diving career took off when he started working at the aquarium back in 2002 where he logged thousands of closed system dives in the facilities aquariums. He’s explored the waters off Cuba, Bimini, Kaui, the Azores, and Lubec, ME and local diving has his heart! There’s nothing more important to Paul than introducing people to the marine environment and sharing his passion for the underwater world.

 

Hanging with the NEAq crew

Favorite Dive Site:

Dog Island in Eastport, ME. The north-side wall is amazing! It's loaded with stalked tunicates and horse muscles and hosts the tricolor nudibranchs. The SE side hosts a large and majestic wolf eel. For warm water, the Garden of the Queen in Cuba is my fav!

Favorite Creature:

There's nothing like a penguin encounter!

Favorite Certification Course:

Drysuit! Opened up a whole world of possibilities.

Goals In The Dive Industry:

Get more people excited and in the water.

Dive Kit:

I always travel with two Titan Lx regs (always have a spare!) and a ScubaPro Nighthawk. My old Suunto Cobra's still kickin'. Locally, you'll find me in a merino Pinnacle semi-dry that keeps me warm!