James fell in love with diving at a young age up in British Columbia, Canada, and truly enjoys diving here in our beautiful Pacific Northwest waters. James has been diving in the Pacific Northwest for almost 30 years and has traveled to amazing places like the Red Sea and the Maldives. James and his “Much Better Half” Deana loves working at growing the local diving community and sharing their passion with all who are interested in the amazing sport.
To increase his skill and experience, James became GUE tech 1 certified in 2019 and started exploring new dive sites well below the 100-foot level. There are some amazing wrecks with real history in Lake Washington, the Puget Sound, and surrounding areas. Being trained to dive to depths of 170 feet has allowed James to see and experience things only a small group of divers get to see.
James first started Diving in 1992 and became a PADI Instructor in 1998 and NAUI Scuba Instructor 2017. In 2020 James completed his GUE Instructor rating and now focuses on teaching GUE courses at the Fundamentals level. James loves to teach GUE Fundamentals because it focuses on those core building blocks giving students the skills to realize their diving ambitions.