Dave Weise

PADI Elite Instuctor Award I was a bit of a late bloomer to the scuba diving community, but I'm doing my best to make up for the lost years. I had always enjoyed snorkeling while on tropical vacations and had done a couple of "resort dives." A few years ago my wife gave me scuba diving lessons (at Underwater Connection, of course) as a birthday gift. That's all it took to get me hooked. I took my Open Water, Advanced Open Water, and Rescue class all that same summer.

Now, as a PADI certified scuba diving instructor, I get to introduce people to the other 2/3 of the world's surface - the underwater world. Once convinced that they're not going to die (and can actually breathe underwater for extended periods of time) I help them explore new skills from the fun (Underwater Photography) to the adventurous (Wreck Diving) to the critical (Rescue Diver & Emergency First Response).

I feel privileged to be part of The Underwater Connection's instructing staff - opening new adventures and skills to my students while continuing my own education toward the Master Instructor and Course Director levels.

Certified Since: 2009
Highest Certification Level: PADI IDC Staff Instructor
Instructor Since: 2012
Awards: PADI Elite Instructor - 2013
PADI Classes and Specialties I am certified to teach include:
- Open Water Diver
- Advanced Open Water
- Deep Diver
- Night Diver
- Underwater Navigation
- Search & Recovery
- Peak Performance Buoyancy
- Underwater Naturalist
- Wreck Diver
- Drysuit Diver
- Fusion Drysuit Diver
- Enriched Air Nitrox
- Underwater Digital Photography
- Equipment Specialist
- Rescue Diver
- Emergency Oxygen Provider
- Emergency First Response - CPR / AED / First Aid
- Divemaster
- Assistant Instructor

Favorite types of diving: Reef, Wreck, Warm Water
Full-time Employer: Industrial Sales Manager
E-mail address: DivingWithDave@gmail.com