Alex Adolfi

Alex Adolfi

Seattle WA, United States
British Columbia, Canada



  • GUE Tech 1 Instructor
  • Partner – Eight – A Seattle Diving Co.
  • Partner and Project Manager – Carlisle Classic Homes – Seattle


  • 2003 B.S. University of Washington – Construction Management

Diving Qualifications

  • GUE Instructor (Tech 1, Fundies, Primer, Doubles, Drysuit, Rec 1,2,3)
  • GUE Gas Blender Instructor
  • GUE Technical 2 Diver
  • GUE CCR Diver
  • GUE Cave 1 Diver
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • Emergency First Response Instructor

Diving Experience

  • ~1,500 Dives
  • 100+ Wreck dives
  • 100+ Trimix dives
  • 100+ Decompression dives
  • 150+ DPV dives
  • 2018 Mars Field Study VI

Community Involvement

  • GUE Seattle (GUE Affiliate) – Educational Advisor
  • Pacific Northwest Project Baseline

Special interests

  • Shipwreck exploration and documentation
  • Photography – above and below the water
  • Fill station design and construction
  • Building science


  • English

Additional Info

My first breath on a regulator was in a swimming pool at the age of 12 and I knew instantly that diving would be a passion for life. I was certified in 2004 and have logged an average of 100 dives a year since that time. It is a rare day that you will find my equipment fully dry. I have always enjoyed sharing my passions with others through teaching, first as a snowboard instructor in college and then as a scuba instructor starting in 2009. I joined the GUE family in 2012 and found and instant bond with many members and have been deeply involved with the Pacific NW GUE community ever since.

Favorite Quotes

“Under pressure, you don’t rise to the occasion, you sink to the level of your training” -Anonymous Navy Seal

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education” – Mark Twain

The purpose of life should not be to journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Holy S#it!!!” What a Ride!!!