Instructor Gary Sanderson
My first introduction to SCUBA diving was in Gitmo Bay Cuba, in 1985. A Navy buddy of mine told me to put the regulator in my mouth and breathe. The bug hit me and I have not stopped since then. I have had the chance to dive in a lot of great places and explore some history. Travels have included: Bahamas, Florida, Cancun, Lake Erie, Cozumel, St. Lawrence Seaway, Grand Cayman, Maine, Bonaire, New York, Jamaica, West Virginia, Haiti, Virginia, Cuba, North Carolina, Ohio, California, Nevada, and South Carolina. Types of dives have included: Open Water in fresh and salt water, Cave dives in Fl and Mexico, Wreck dives (in the Atlantic Ocean, Lake Erie, and St. Lawrence Seaway),
Following graduation from East Stroudsburg University, I took time off and traveled to Palm Beach, FL to start the journey of being an Instructor. That was in January of 1996, and I have continued from there. I dive by the saying “A Good Diver is Always Learning …” This has led me to expand my diving knowledge beyond what I thought I would be doing. I have expanded my diving into several different aquatic environments, cave diving, technical diving, and trimix diving. My favorite diving would be in a cave.
I am a PADI Course Director. Not only am I a Course Director, I am also looking for my next course to learn from. Courses I enjoy teaching the most are Open Water, Advanced Open Water and Tec 40 - 50.
In 2014, I made the decision to become a 100% AWARE Instructor. I will be making a donation towards ocean protection on behalf of each student by issuing the Project AWARE card for each dive certification that I issue. I am proud to be the first instructor in Pennsylvaina (PA) to go 100% AWARE. Join me in making a change in the environment and your life.
My favorite courses to teach are Open Water Scuba, Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI), Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructuctor/Provider and Tec courses.