Growing up in New Jersey, Mark developed a strong passion for the water. In the fall of 2007, he moved to the Carolina coast to attend Coastal Carolina University, where he began his diving adventure. After working on many projects collecting data for the University, Mark’s interest in diving developed into a devoted career in sharing his interest with others as a Scuba Instructor.
Mark has spent several years developing his diving skills. Subsequently he has enjoyed encouraging and supporting others in the diving community by helping them to achieve their goals through his instruction. His teaching experiences have taken him to South Carolina, South Florida, Bonaire, Truk Lagoon and the Florida Keys. He now resides in the US Virgin Islands, on the island of St. Croix. As an avid Technical Diver and Tech Instructor, Mark enjoys sharing his knowledge of deep and decompression diving on both Open Circuit and Closed Circuit Rebreathers, primarily the AP Diving Inspiration CCR that he dives and teaches on. He also teaches Instructor level courses as a SDI Course Director, and TDI Instructor Trainer.
His goal is to share his passion of diving with his students and to create a positive impact on those who are interested in developing new skills in the water. He has a strong appreciation for those who wish to learn more so as to influence the diving community. Mark believes in building a strong set of core skills combined with the knowledge and understanding of the respective subject area. From beginners to technical and instructor level divers, he encourages continuing education and gaining experience.
When Mark isn’t booked for dive classes, you can find him in the water fine tuning his diving skills, working as a Captain for private fishing charters, taking photographs or planning his next dive while relaxing on the beach.
- SDI Course Director
- TDI Instructor Trainer
- TDI Advanced Trimix Instructor Trainer
- TDI Mixed Gas CCR Instructor
- First Response Training International Instructor
- PADI Master Instructor
- PADI Tec60 CCR Instructor
- PADI Tec Trimix Instructor