My name is James and I am first and foremost a father and a husband. My wife and I both became Open Water certified together on our honeymoon to Thailand and I haven’t looked back since. Taking advantage of being able to live in Hawaii has been nothing short of an amazing experience. I decided to become a Dive Master the minute I jumped into the Hawaiian waters. I have a passion for teaching and helping others experience the underwater world and look forward to continuing my Instructor certifications. I am a native of Austin, Texas and on the weekends if I’m not exploring the underwater world you can find me spending time with the fambam, watching Texas Longhorn football or cheering on Ferrari to a win in Formula 1.
Life Moto/Favorite Quote
Life Motto – “Everything happens for a reason” – My Mom
Quote – “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too” Paulo Cohelo – The Alchemist
One item you can't dive without
One Item I can’t dive without – My DSMB, I’m easily distracted by shiny things.
Favorite Dive Site & Why
Favorite Dive site – Oahu has so many amazing sites and I’m constantly amazed that I see something new everytime. But anything that has Honu flying around or taking a nap is the best site for me!