Taken in between windshield wiper intervals.
Caught between the surface world and a constantly ravaging sea.
I am king of all things aqua. I can breathe underwater, swim at tremendous speeds, and telepathically communicate with sea life. I have attempted communicating with female humans above the surface, but it has proven to be difficult at times.
I am a Proud Father of Two Awesome Air Breathing Daughters!
I'm 3rd Generation Military.
My Grandpa was a pilot in WWI (ARMY).
My Dad was a Fighter Pilot in Air Force WWII & Korea.
My Older brother was NAVY.
I went ARMY as a Combat Engineer (Light) SAPPER.
For religious reasons, I am a huge supporter of Israel and the Jewish people!
I learned to dive in Southern California in 1975 when I was 13, (I lied and said I was 14) and was Jr. Certified by NAUI, PADI, and L.A. County Dive Associations. Soon after I got my adult, certification.
Making the mistake of going to see JAWS (movie) halfway through the dive class was not the smartest thing to do in retrospect. I was pretty much afraid to even be in the pool alone for a few months after. I remember the instructor got mad at me for going to see that movie.
As soon as I got my certification, I went with some older friends to go diving on the back-side of Catalina Island (26 miles S/W of Los Angeles, CA). I think I was 15 by then, and only had about 10 official dives so far. So, everyone in our 6 person group is spear-fishing Sheephead fish and other fish.
So, I start thinking of how much the fish are bleeding, with all the blood in the water and I think of the "JAWS" movie, and I start getting scared.
Right then, I am at about 40’ depth, the light goes dark all around me as a huge monster goes over the top of me blocking out the sun. I assume the worst: Great White Shark!
Luckily it was a Giant Manta Ray, but I was too scared to stay in the water any more. I got out and sat on my friend’s boat and waited till they all surfaced, they all said that was the biggest ray they had ever seen. We ate abalone and lots of fish that night!
Now, I’m not so afraid of Sharks, but I still don’t like Shark movies :)
Shark Video in the Bahamas (I worked as a Dive Instructor, and today was my turn to video) at the 2:00 minute mark it gets fun! http://youtu.be/CAVaAk3m_CM
I'm a PADI Scuba Instructor, and have dove all over the Southern California coast, the islands and beaches along Baja Mexico, Cozumel, Cabo, Cayman's, and the Bahamas.
My deepest dive to date is 227’. I have done cave dives, and have 4,100 + dives.
What I do:
I truly believe what Martin Luther King said:
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
You see it doesn't matter if your a Female, or Male, green, black, orange, white, brown, or checkered color. We are all equal. It is Character that counts. How you treat others is the most important thing I can think of.
I think GOD thinks that way too.