Instructor Corner

Divers Alert Network in 2017

The people at Diver’s Alert Network have worked throughout 2016 to create a series of programs to help scuba industry professionals increase the safety of their students. These programs will begin rolling out over the early part of 2017. The first program to be released is DAN E learning.  All […]

Training Tomorrow’s Divers

Children typically excel in the practical portions of a scuba diving course. However, they do have some challenges that must be dealt with in order to help them reach their full potential as divers. As a Merit Badge Counselor with the Boy Scouts of America, I taught scuba to many […]


TRY Diving Course of the Month Fortunately for those of us who love diving, scuba diving injuries are rare… however, because of the nature of the environment that we are in when diving, they can be very serious.  Oxygen first aid is the first response for scuba diving injuries and […]

Hatley Mississippi Fire Department

Hatley Fire

17-08-2016 Today, I received a very complementary letter from an individual who used to bring a team of responders to me for annual training. Over the years, these guys became much more to me than customers, they were friends. I watched them grow as a team, working with very little […]

Rescue Training

How being prepared and practiced can save lives. As a PADI Course Director and DAN Instructor Trainer, I spend a lot of time working with instructor candidates to really flush out rescue skills.  Before this, I was the head instructor for a busy dive center in Florida. In that role, it […]