What do you do for a living?

I am retired, but I teach scuba diving, and during the holiday season I am a Professional Santa Claus.

How did you get into diving?

I was certified in 1968. I would run home from school just to watch Sea Hunt. That is what sparked my interest.

What is your favorite dive destination?

Anywhere in the Channel Islands.

What is your favorite marine life to dive with?

Sharks and lobsters.

What is your favorite part about teaching people how to scuba dive?

My favorite part of teaching has always been the look on the students faces during the first pool session when they realize that they don't have to go up for air.