About Me: We live in the GREAT State of Wyoming - I’m retired military (started in the Navy finished with Army). Learned to dive while in the US Navy stationed in San Diego, CA through a local dive shop, San Diego Divers No. 1 (instructor Jack Beasley) have been diving since 1975. After running marathons for a number of years my wife and I started diving together. Both of us are divers who enjoy warmer water diving (Hawaii/South Pacific and Caribbean) and are trying to fill our passports before they expire. My wife is an Advanced nitrox Diver and I´m a Master nitrox Diver and now working toward Dive Master then to Instructor.
Favorite Dive Gear
Anything that makes diving safer, my AquaLung Legend regulator, my AquaLung BCD, my AquaLung SlingShot fins, my Wisdom 3 dive computer and my SeaLife camera
Favorite Dive Locations
The Philippines have been my best dive trip but these locations are good and worth a look, Little Cayman, Roatan, Bonaire, Cozumel and Kona coast on the Big Island of Hawaii, along with Fiji
Triathlons - Road races 5K to Marathon (26.2 miles) distances and of course diving
Traveling to as many different dive sites as possible and filling my passport before expires. I still enjoy competition such as running 5k to marathon distances along with triathlons. I’m also involved in snowshoeing and cross-county skiing. Along with spending time with my best friend (my wife my dive partner) I enjoy spending time with our pets but really enjoy my running buddy Willow a Boarder Collie.
Country along with 70s 80s and some 90s Rock & Roll
Favorite TV Shows
Many of the programs on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, the Military Channel
The Abyss, Hunt for Red October
Any book by Clive Cussler along with book by C.J. Box and Vince Flynn
"If you won´t stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them !!!" and "Life is tough but it´s tougher when you are stupid" - ALONG with many of the quotes from Sun Tzu
Having visited Yellowstone many times over the years, I know what a pain in the rear it´d be... but a really fun pic would be you in your dive gear standing in front of that shot of Old Faithful, or even Castle Geyser. LOL
Hi Zman, guest what I started in the Colombian navy and then joined the US Army, Phy Dis. Retand I would like to invite you to see the first city in America, Santa Marta at the foot of the tallest mountain in the tropic and the fortress build against the pirate´s attacks in Cartagena and dive along these two sites in the Colombian Caribbean, to do some spearfishing, photo, underwater video, etc., let me know the dates of your stay here to set you up and show you around, thanks
I stayed at Sueno Del Mar, a very nice small resort, 8 rooms, with the dive shop and dock right there in the front of the property. Ray Lopez is the person to talk either for diving or lodging. I really liked the diving on Roatan. I too plan to return sometime this year.
Isn´t Roatan just great. Where did you stay and dive with?
Loved Roatan, going back this May and staying again at Anthony´s Key
Your military career and life is an almost mirror image of mine. I started in the USMC and finished in the Army. Medically retired July 1993. As with you, both my wife and I are divers. Only exception she is a certified ´´Cave Diver´´ and I am a big open water cave diver. My diving experance is with the US Army Special Forces (5th Group) as well as PADI certified.
Looks like you guys get around for your diving. Do you have more pics of the Bonaire trip?
Nice pics!! Are we leaving for Belize or Cozumel yet?