John was Born in New York City and raised for the most part in the DC area and is now retired. John was certified 14 years ago and became a PADI Divemaster in 2006. John has logged hundreds of dives over the years, gaining a plethora of experiences that he enjoys sharing with new and experienced divers alike. John enjoys all kinds of diving from warm blue water wall diving in Tahiti to cold blackwater heavy current wreck diving near the mouth of the Oregon Inlet in North Carolina.
John has completed coursework and fieldwork in Underwater Archeology. He has participated in an archaeological dive in nearby St Mary’s River mapping a wreck from the 1700’s in zero visibility as part of the course. From the Caymans to the Quarry, John takes every opportunity to enjoy the sport. If you dive John would love to swap stories and talk gear. If you don’t and have questions he is happy to answer and introduce new divers to the sport he loves. John always looks forward to seeing customers around the shop or the pool or the quarry or better yet in the water in Bonaire or Honduras on a dive trip!
John is the newest addition to our team. He works part time in the shop on the sales floor and assists with classes as an experienced divemaster. John's enthusiasm is contagious and he enjoys sharing "war stories" that he has personally collected over his many years of diving. John has a great working knowledge of dive gear, much of which has been learned from actually diving the different types of gear over the years. John can help you with everything from getting fitted for a proper fitting mask to getting you outfitted with a full scuba setup.
PADI Divemaster #199381
Phone: (443) 295-3225
Email : John@SoMdDivers.com
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