Gary began diving in the mid 1990’s and was soon teaching the sport he had come to love. Gary taught in Arizona, California, and Mexico before moving to Pensacola, where he has taught for the Dive Pros the last 10 years. He enjoys the diversity of conditions and dive sites that this area has to offer. He is a firm believer in the NAUI motto “Safety Through Education”. Gary is the Senior Instructor for the Dive Pros.








Instructor Qualifications:

  • NAUI Instructor Trainer
  • NAUI Open Water Instructor
  • SSI Instructor
  • EFR 1st Aid/CPR/AED Instructor
  • NAUI 1st Aid/CPR/AED Instructor
  • DAN Oxygen First Aid Instructor
  • NAUI Oxygen First Aid Instructor


Favorite Dive Sites (Abroad): Kelp beds of California and the reefs of Bonaire
Favorite Dive Sites (Local): The YTD Boats, Chevron Rig, and the Russian Freighter
Personal Interests: American History, Martial Arts, and working in the yard.
Proudest Acvievement: Lifelong Member of the Steve Zissou Society (Glock and Speedo).