Scott started diving after receiving Open water lessons as a christmas gift, promptly jumping on the opportunity and receiving initial OW certification in March of 2012. After completing initial training Scott dove into SCUBA life and continued his education with Advanced open water and Enriched Air diver training in June of that year. With a continuous love of learning and a passion to experience new things and meet new people he also included Emergency O2 provider, Night Diver, and Kelp Diver Specialities before finely Rescue Diver and now Divemaster. Also included in his skill set is being certified as a National Registered Emergency Medical Technician and a PADI EFR (Emergency First Response) Instructor.
“I thoroughly enjoy diving with the freedoms and new experiences diving has afforded me, I take every opportunity to dive and enjoy new sites and time with “buddies.” I am continually fascinated by observing the diversity and environments of the sea.”
Favorite dive location and activities include La Jolla Shores, Catalina, Long beach Oil rigs and Crystal cove dive sites and making new dive buddy friends and taking newer divers out
When not diving Scott owns and operates an Electrical contracting and consulting company that takes him all over southern California connecting and troubleshooting power and providing clients solutions to their issues from emergency power including submarines, hospitals, and biotech to fire lookout lightning suppression systems. Hiking and outdoors are also high up on the list of fun and busy things he is also on the move but willing to take the time to show and share.
Chris had been interested in scuba diving since he was very young, but it wasn't until he moved to San Diego in 2018 that he took his first Open Water diving course at UC San Diego. After this first course, he was hooked and began diving at La Jolla Shores on a weekly basis, diving over 200 times in the course of the year. Alongside diving on a regular basis, Chris furthered his training by earning his Advanced Open Water, Enriched Air Diver, Rescue, and Divemaster certification through PADI, along with Fundamentals certification through GUE. In Southern California, Chris's favorite dive sites are Farnsworth Bank, Scripps Canyon, and San Diego's "Wreck Alley."
Outside of the water, Chris holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences from Columbia University and is currently enrolled in UC San Diego's PhD program in Molecular Biology where he studies host-virus interactions.