I am a technical diving instructor trainer, author, and marketing, and training consultant for a bunch of clients in the public and private sectors. I think of myself as a cave diver, but I love historical shipwrecks, especially WWII casualties.
For the Record
I was elected to The Explorers Club in May 2005 on account of work done on deep wrecks in North America’s Great Lakes, and am a member of the College of Fellows of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS). In 2015, I earned the Sheck Exley International Safety Award for cave diving. Over the years, I have been lucky enough to be part of several expeditions, and in 2007 led a team that assessed the Bell Island iron ore mine for “condition, safety and feasibility” for future research. Our report provided the Bell Island Heritage Society with important information on artifacts left when mining operations ended in the 1940s. In 2016, I was part of the team that successfully revisited the mine to continue the work begun nine years before. This recent project carried flags from the Explorers Club and RCGS, and was voted project of the year by the RCGS.
As well as this blog, I’ve published dozens of articles about diving and diver training for various publications and has written several textbooks and instructor guides. I’ve presented at dozens of dive shows and seminars across North America and Europe. The usual topics include diver safety and adventure tourism. The books I’ve published on diving include: The Six Skills and Other Discussions, a guide for technical divers and the very popular Staying Alive: Applying Risk Management to Advanced Scuba Diving.