I took my first training in wreck diving in 1995 when completing deep wreck dives off shore Key West, Florida, U.S.A. My Instructors where Terrence Tysall and Billy Deans. Most of my deep wreck training dives where conducted on the USS Wilkes Barre bow and stern of Key West, Florida.
In summer 1996 I was participating in a series of technical deep wreck dives in Lake Superior within the Whitefish Point Underwater Preserve organized by Mike Zee and Terrence Tysall. Diving was conducted out of Paradise, Michigan, USA. The ship wreck museum on White Fish Point was frequently visited. The most memorable dives where conducted on the Comet, John B. Cowle, Superior City and Samuel Mather.
In late 1998 I participated on the Cambrian Foundation exploratory deep wreck diving project in the Solomon Islands lasting for three weeks diving Japanese and U.S. Navy WW II wrecks sunk during the South Pacific campaign and Guadalcanal campaign located in Iron Bottom Sound such as USS Aaron Ward and USS Kanawah, HMNZS Moa, Japanese Submarine I 1, USS John Penn, Azumasan Maru and a Kawanishi Sea Plane. The deepest wreck dived with Terrence Tysall and Kevin Denley was the USS Atlanta laying on its side at 420 feet / 126 meters.
In 2001 I was invited by a group of Mexican Technical divers and the Acapulco local government to participate in a environmental study and wreck documentation on the HMCS Restigouche in Acapulco, Mexico. The artificially sunk wreck lies at 220 feet / 66 meters to the sand.
From 2001 - present day we dive and enjoy the artificial wrecks sunk here in the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Artificial wrecks are located on the island of Cozumel with the USS Scuffle renamed later into Felipe Xicontecatl, Cancun with the sister ships of USS Scuffle C-55 Barrera and C-58 Anaya, Pto. Morelos with the sister ship C-56 as well as Playa del Carmen's Mama Viña.
In 2005 I participated in a series of deep wreck dives off the coast of East and West Florida, USA such as the M/V Fantastico and M/V Roatan Express and USS Spiegel Grove. A series of deep wreck dives where conducted off shore the islands of Dry Tortugas, USA with the wrecks of the M/V Rhein, the Schooner Araby Maid II and the German U-2513.
Early 2006 I dived the wreck of M/V Hebbat Allah, M/V Excalibur and the Egyptian Mine Sweeper El Mina in the area of Hurghada, Egypt.
In early and late 2006 I engaged in a series of wreck dives off shore the island of Sardinia, Italy with the Wreck Nasello and the German Ammunition supply transport KT 12, both sunk by the british Submarine HMS Safari.
In 2005 and 2006 I partipicated in a number of exploratory wreck dives on the island of Cuba. Most stunning where the Spanish wrecks from the Spanish - American War located south of Santiago de Cuba such as the Cristobal Colon.
In 2008 I participated in a wreck diving trip to the Philippines. Three wreck diving areas of the Philippines where visited during that trip. The first stop of the trip was the Puerto Galera area with the Alma Jane and Japanese wreck visited. The second stop of the trip was the Coron Bay area. The dives conducted where all on the Japanese ships in the area sunk during a U.S. air raid on September 24th 1944 in the vicinity of Sangat Island. The wrecks visited were the Sangat Island Gun Boat, Tangat Maru, Akitsushima, Kyogo Maru and Iraku Maru. The third stop of the trip was in Subic Bay in order to dive the USS New York scuttled in 1941 and a LTC landing craft sunk in 1947 during target practice.
The list of wreck diving activities above is just a list of high lights as I have dived other wrecks in the areas listed above as well as in Thailand and the Bay Islands of Honduras Utila, Roatan and Guanaja.
In 2001 I went on to open ProTec Advanced Training Facility in Playa del Carmen, Mexico with focus on wreck diving, training and support.
I am an active wreck diving Instructor for IANTD and teach the following wreck diver programs:
Wreck diver, Advanced wreck, Technical wreck, CCR wreck and CCR Advanced wreck diver.
I am a IANTD Instructor Trainer and evaluate Instructors for the following Instructor ratings:
Wreck diver, Advanced wreck, Technical wreck, CCR wreck and CCR advanced wreck Instructors.