Who I Am
Whitey was certified in 1969. It was a scuba course from an Ex Navy Seal, during the course they used the old 2 hose regulators. No SPGs! No safety vests. After years of diving he was certified as an Instructor in 1972 with YMCA & PADI in Pittsburgh, PA. He then become a NAUI Instructor in 1974 through the PDIC Instructors College.
In the 1970’s Whitey managed one of the largest retail dive stores in the country and has been teaching diving for over 40+ years. After leaving the retail store he worked as sales representative for 34 years, most with Aqua Lung.
“Diving has been my life. I LOVE IT! I have never tired of it. The first time I breathed underwater truly changed my life.”
- SSI Scuba Instructor
- SSI Freediving Instructor