Erik is a sought after speaker presenting on various shipwreck, maritime history, and technical diving topics throughout the country. He has been published in multiple international dive magazines and is the author of the highly acclaimed Shipwrecks of Lake Erie Volume One - the first in a series of three volumes about the shipwrecks in Lake Erie. His forthcoming book Lake Erie Technical Wreck Diving Guide is in the final stages of publications. Erik regularly writes for Wreck Diving Magazine.
Erik currently resides in Huntingtown after spending the last 10 years as a Special Agent in the United States Secret Service.
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Erik was born and raised in Ohio along the shores of Lake Erie. He started diving in 1996 and quickly discovered the lure of Great Lakes shipwrecks. He conducted his first decompression dive in the late 1990's and hasn't made a wetsuit dive in nearly 20 years. Erik specializes in shipwreck penetration, conducting long penetration dives. He believes true shipwreck diving consists of diving deep, conducting decompression, and making penetrations.