In Loving Memory of Michael T. Wright
13 September 1954 – 1 June 2020
On June 1, 2020 Michael “Mike” Wright passed away in a fatal accident in Pensacola, Florida. He was 65 and is preceded in death by his father Edward Wright. He is survived by his wife Jo Ann Wright, his mother Rona Wright, his brother Thomas Wright, his sister Janet Nelson, daughters Samantha Wright, MayB Sersland, Heather Sersland, and his Grandchildren Tylyn Sersland, Steven Whiting, and Samantha Seip-Bayes.
Mike had many hobbies some of which include cycling, shooting, and most importantly diving. Mike started recreational diving in 1994. Upon (first) retirement he was able to invest more time into diving and started to pursue the path of instructor. Combining his passions for teaching and diving he earned multiple PADI certifications achieving the level of Master Scuba Instructor. He also became the owner of Blue Octopus Scuba in Alexandria, Virginia. He dedicated himself to his dive shop, teaching, and helped introduce many others to the joy of diving and his passion for it.
The complete obituary can be found at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/pensacola-fl/michael-wright-9206397
Mike will be buried at sea at Neptune Memorial Reef in Biscayne Bay off the coast of Miami, Florida. Mike has a memorial fund to Project Aware to help preserve the sea that he loved. Donations can be made to https://bit.ly/MichaelTWright
Blue Octopus Scuba will remain open and continue to provide excellent personalized service to the dive community under the direction of Scott Rose. Scott can be reach at the shop or at Scott@blueoctopusscuba.com
We WILL BE CLOSED ON SUNDAY, JUNE 21ST
Closed: New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas
Closing 5pm: Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve