Chad J ( Course Directors Team )
PADI Course Director - Scuba Diving since 1987
I became Open Water certified in the Midwest in 1987, and became a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor in 1992. I started a diver center in 1999 and became a PADI Course Director in 2001 and my dive center became a 5-Star IDC as well. During that time I hosted many recreational and technical diver trips to the Florida Springs and the Florida Keys. I love to do wreck dives. I think that is my favorite type of diving. I love the history, the fish life, and nature slowly taking something back for her own. I like reef diving too! My favorite reef dives are looking under ledges for sharks and lobsters, and checking out the sand areas for rays and turtles. I also became a Diving Medical Technician (DMT), a Certified Hyperbaric Technician (CHT), and a licensed Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). Later I also became a Fellow of the College of Chest Physicians (FCCP) in addition to doing work with several dive centers as a PADI Course Director.
Favorite Dive Site:
Favorite Specialty Class:
Enriched Air Nitrox
Stoplight Parrot Fish
PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:
Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver
Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver
Search & Recovery Diver
Diver Propulsion Vehicle
Dry Suit Diver
TecRec Gas Blender
TecRec TriMix Blender
Tec Trimix Diver
PADI Emergency 02 Provider
DAN Emergency 02 Provider
EFR Primary/Secondary Care
EFR Care for Children
My Dive Gear:
If the only two things you are concerned about is safety and comfort, look no further. This third generation Legend regulator has the same great breathability as its predecessors but with a new feature. The MBS is the new easy way to adjust the breathing ...
A feature-rich, ADV style, wrap-around jacket that incorporates the innovative i3 inflation / deflation system (patented). The integrated WraptureTM harness system (pat. pend.) allows you to stand up straight in total comfort while the cylinder remains pe...
Want to make a statement about the diver you are? Featuring a titanium frame, the durability is unmatched. The bracelet can even be equipped with titanium! It also comes with the sapphire glass face that is almost indestructible. Gas switching between 8 g...
The Micromask is a revolution in mask design. Its innovative, patented structure makes it possible for the lenses to fit in the ocular orbit. Never before have lenses been so close to the eyes. This not only results in an amazingly wide peripheral vie...
All it took was watching the tail fins of fish - except that we couldn't keep up with them because our traditional fins took too much effort. Using hard kicking paddle fins can result in leg strain, fatigue and cramping. Because of the kick resistance of ...
This balanced second stage is the perfect pairing for the Legend LX regulator. Its breathability is unmatched. In fact, it breathes easier than most primary regulators! Made with the same high quality parts and materials as the Legend LX, quality and dura...