Howdy! My name is Jim and my passion is for putting on the best classes I can. I’ve spent the last 15 years working with and teaching SCUBA, and every time I feel like I’ve seen it all, I see something new! I really put a lot of thought and energy into my classes- I believe strongly that the goal isn’t to get you through the course, but rather to give you all the skills, confidence and abilities that the course is supposed to represent. I’m proud of the many students I’ve had who go on to dive regularly, feeling calm and comfortable in the water. My former students make up an amazing list of dive boat captains, scuba shop owners, world-travelers, constant divers, instructors and divemasters. I’d like to think I’ve left my mark on the northwest dive community.
I’m semi-retired from SCUBA teaching now, so I only teach only private classes for people who want to take their time, really focus in on being excellent divers. So if that’s you, and you’d like to learn in a very small class of just you and your dive buddy, feel free to give me a call and we can talk about what a custom scuba training experience looks like! Additional costs apply, but you’ll be an amazing diver before we’re through, and ready for the lifetime of diving ahead!
I also travel with the shop, teaching tropically when it works out, so you may see me out and about on some of the amazing dive travel opportunities that the shop puts on. 🙂