Course Director

As a PADI Course Director since 2002, Tom has plenty of diving and teaching experience under his belt!

To say he was all in for diving is probably an understatement since Tom became a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor only 14 months after getting his initial certification!  From then on, he just kept earning more certifications and currently holds 19 specialty instructor credentials.  Over the years, Tom worked at a PADI Five Star facility, while also working full time in law enforcement.  After retiring from police work in 2006, Tom became as a full time sales and then training consultant at PADI.  In his capacity as a traning consultant, Tom conducted instructor exams around the world and the US (including Hawaii).

Tom comes across with that soft spoken confidence gained from years of honing his craft and he genuinely cares about giving his students the best training possible.  He also makes some beautiful wood creations - pens and boxes, among other things - ask him about this when you meet him!