As the story goes it all started with seeing my father's
dive gear. Of course, this was old school double hose, neoprene wet suit with
no nylon inside or outside. Wow, I wanted to SCUBA dive however; I was only six
years old. As time progressed my sister bought me a mask, fins and snorkel at
age 12. I was hooked. I would snorkel in the rivers in Oakridge and yes, it was
cold but I endured it. So when I was in high school my teacher was a SCUBA
instructor and shared many stories of his adventures. I signed up for lessons
and started diving in 1980 from a dive shop in Portland, Oregon. I was hooked
for many years then got out of it since my kids were not interested in it. Many
years later, I went to Hawaii for vacation, I thought to myself, I should go
diving since I would be in paradise and all my previous dives were in the Great
Pacific Northwest, which is still my preference. Wow, my first thought as I hit
the water was WHY DID I STOP? As soon as I got back, I found Pacific
Watersports, bought my dive gear and decided to continue my diving education
where I left off, so I signed up to finish my Dive Master program. Now I can't
get enough of diving. I would be happy even diving in a mud puddle. I love
helping others learn to dive, be safe, and show them a whole another world that
only a few get to experience. I LOVE IT!
My other passions are: riding my bicycles, back packing
with Madeline my doggie, snow shoeing, snow skiing, and just being fun and
crazy. I also want to try sky diving, and climb Mt. Hood.
of this LETS GO DIVING!!!!!!!!!