John has been diving for 48 years, Originally Certified by YMCA at the age of 16 in 1971, where John dove Lake Ocoee near Chattanooga Tn., various quarries, lakes and rivers in South Eastern US, and lakes and rivers in Germany, Turkey and England.
John became a PADI Divemaster in 1998 and recertified in Teaching Status in 2017.
Most of his recent diving has been in open ocean in both Hawaii and Florida. From 1998 to 2016 John worked at Hawaiian Island Aquatics, Oahu HI, as a divemaster.
John became a PADI Instructor in 2018. He has completed over 3700 dives.