SCUBA

How I came to LOVE scuba diving!

At the age of thirteen, Tom Szabo put on a scuba mask, looked under the surface of the water and was instantly hooked on the underwater world. It was that simple and that quick. He carried mask, fins and a snorkel with him anytime he was headed for the water. Finally 28 years later, Tom became a certified diver. In 2000, Tom was certified as a Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI) Instructor. For over 7 years Tom worked in the scuba industry teaching, selling equipment, and leading group travel.  What a journey.

Tom is certified to teach:

  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Dive Master
  • Boat Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Drift Diver
  • Drysuit Diver
  • Digital Underwater Photographer
  • Enriched Air
  • Equipment Specialist
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Underwater PhotographeWreck Diver

Tom authored the distinctive specialty Underwater Point and Shoot Photo Diver.  His course has been approved by PADI and divers obtain a certification card after course completion.  He also holds a current PSI cylinder inspection certification number RE14855.

Tom has lead international dive travel excursions for groups of 12 to 24 divers to such destinations as: Bimini and Nassau – Bahamas, Belize, Curacao, Fort Erie/Niagara River, Grand Cayman, Roatan, and Saba.

His diving experience has taken him to destinations as far east as Saba, north to Tobermory – Ontario, south to Tahiti and west to the island of Chuuk in Micronesia.  He is certified to use, teach and blend oxygen enriched air mixtures and to dive to a 130 foot depth.

Tom’s photojournalism work has been published in Sport Diver and Northeast Dive News.  His article Curacao – Blennies To Bling Bling won an Apex – Silver Award from Lake Communicators in Lake County, Ohio.

In April 2009, he completed a Maritime Archeological Survey Team (MAST) workshop and obtained a PADI Underwater Archeology Survey certification.  Subsequently he completed the advanced archeology dive program.  He dives as a volunteer collecting information, measurements of the wreck and it’s features.

Currently, Tom teaches scuba  as an independent instructor. Contact Tom NOW to learn how to scuba dive.

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