Sarah Barchus

The best Christmas present I ever unwrapped was empty except for a homemade certificate promising Open Water Certification and a dive vacation to follow. Little did I know that when I opened that present, I opened my eyes to a new world and my heart to a new love. The first time I dove in open water the act took my breath away; fortunately, the stolen air was promptly returned by my regulator.

Since then scuba diving has provided the opportunity and the oxygen to continue to experience those breathtaking events. I have been fortunate to travel to Playa del Carmen, Roatan, Grand Cayman, the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao), and Belize.

I obtained my Open Water certification in 2008.

In order to advance my adventures and help others begin theirs, I am currently working on my Dive Master certification, and am also part of the retail staff at the Delafield store. Currently, I am a student at the University of Minnesota, majoring in Journalism.