Instructor John Peters
In September, 1991, I became an Open Water Diver and received my Divemaster certification in July, 1992. As a Divemaster I enjoyed working with classes and decided that the privilege of teaching new divers personally was the course I wanted to follow. I became an Open Water Instructor in 1995, and have been a Master Instructor since 1999.
I like teaching all classes, but Rescue and Divemaster are my favorites. I particularly enjoy training divers to assist and take responsibility for others. It is rewarding to lead them down the path of becoming a professional.
I love to dive in the Caribbean and have been to the Bahamas, Mexico, the Dutch Antilles, Roatan and Grand Cayman. One of my most memorable trips was to the Caroline Island group in the Pacific – Truk, Palau and Yap. The Pacific dives offered the opportunity to see so many things I hadn’t yet seen in the Caribbean. For several years I have led a trip to Beaufort, NC, to expose divers to the manmade reefs created by the intentional sinking of ships. While I am teaching my main focus is giving the best training possible to my students. When diving on a personal level, however, I enjoy the experience of viewing wildlife that so many people will never see and shooting video so I can relive the experience.
I volunteer as an EMT with New Holland and Leola Ambulance. I also volunteer at Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ, every other Saturday.