Mike started diving in 1994, earning his Open Water certification while stationed in Keflavik, Iceland. The following year Mike discovered warmer seas in Puerto Rico, at which point he earned his Advanced Open Water. After traveling around the world due to being active duty military, Mike finally completed his Rescue diver in 2012, with his Divemaster following immediately behind. He did not stop there and in 2013, he went on to earn his Instructor up to the level of MSDT. In addition to being an experienced diver, Mike also dabbles in the service side of diving. He is currently certified to service Sherwood, Poseidon, Zeagle, Hollis, Oceanic, Dive Rite, Atomic, SEAC and IST.
Some of the places Mike has had the opportunity to dive are Iceland, Scotland Loch Nest, Puerto Rico, St. Croix, St Lucia, Grand Bahamas Island, Exuma, Grand Cayman, Aruba, Bonaire, Venezuela, Honduras, Cozumel, Hawaii, Belize, Florida and Keys, and last but not least New Jersey.
Finally, while all divers have their favorite gear, Mike is no different. The following are some of his favorite pieces of gear: Dive Rite Trans Pac and back plate; Zeagle Ranger; Poseidon regulator; Shearwater Patrel computer; OMS slip stream fins, Atomic Viper mask with SV2 snorkel; wet and drysuits by Waterproof; and lastly the SeaLife micro HD point and shoot camera. As you can see, he has a plethora of knowledge he can share to enhance your diving experience.
Current certifications include: Boat, Deep, Navigation, Drift, DPV, Search & Recovery, Dry Suit, Night, Digital Underwater Photography, Cavern, Side mount, and Rebreather.