Growing up along the shores of Southern California, I fell in love with the ocean at an early age. However, my PADI Open Water cert. would be earned in a rock quarry in the middle of Texas. A few years later, after relocating to Sydney Australia, I completed the Advanced course, with the dream of one day becoming a PADI Divemaster.
That dream became a reality when I joined the One World Dive and Travel family as a Divemaster Trainee and member of the retail staff. I completed my Divemaster on a group trip to Curacao.
What I love most about diving (besides the feeling of weightlessness and all the beautiful life found underwater) are the people I’ve met along the way. From the locals that call those waters home, to the guides that devote their lives to this sport, I’ve always returned with a new friend and a deeper connection to our planet.