SSI Open Water Instructor
Lee became a PADI Divemaster in 2009 and when VA Scuba switched to SSI, he upgraded to a full Open Water Instructor in 2016. Lee started diving while on vacation in Cancun in 2004. Having grown up in and on the waters of Buzzard's Bay, Massachusetts sailing, swimming and fishing and traveling extensively while serving in the Air Force, he regularly kicks himself for not trying it sooner! Lee and his dive buddy - Brownie (his wife of over 29 years) decided they loved diving in the Cancun/ Cozumel area so much they sold their timeshare in VA Beach and joined a vacation club there which they now use whenever they can. Lee likes to combine one of his other hobbies - photography with diving. If you see him in the water without students he will likely have his Nikon D-80 with him in its Ikolite housing and big strobes looking for just the right shot. You can see his work at his Web Site - www.redfishunderwaterphotography.com.