About gary waid


Gary was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Southern Maryland where started his dive adventure. He’s always loved being around water and wanted to try scuba diving. In 2002 he became a PADI open water diver and was hooked.  From there, he came up through the ranks and became a PADI open water dive master in 2008.  He loved helping the instructors with their students and decided in 2011 to become a Scuba instructor.  He has been an independent instructor since 2011 and became an Instructor at Southern Maryland Divers in May 2015.  When Gary is not teaching he enjoys Megaladon tooth hunting, wreck diving, spear fishing and also enjoys identifying the Aquatic life.

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Gary's Instructor Ratings

PADI Instructor
PADI Instructor #237095

Phone: (443) 295-3225

Email : Gary@SoMdDivers.com

PADI OWSI #237095

Open Water Scuba Instructor

Enriched Air Nitrox Instructor

EFR Primary and Secondary Care Instructor

​Other Certifications Held

​Open Water Diver

Advanced Open Water Diver

Rescue Diver


Wreck Diver

Drysuit Diver