Who I Am

John was certified through PADI in 2003 at a quarry near Pittsburgh, PA. He began diving regularly while working on his B.S. in marine biology at Florida Institute of Technology. After gaining more dive experience, John completed his IANTD full cave diver certification in 2008 and has been diving caves regularly ever since.

John is currently working on his PhD in marine biology and spends several months each year doing field work in Belize. His passion for diving and research has taken him to reefs in Florida, the Bahamas, Mexico, Belize, Australia, and New Zealand.

John has been a pro-level diver since 2011 and is working on his instructor certification. His intimate knowledge of the marine environment, specialized diving skills, and passion for teaching make him an up-and-coming member of the ECD team.

My Skills

  • SSI Freediving Instructor
  • SSI Dive Control Specialist