My path to going PRO – First step, getting my Dive Master cert.

First dive with the new camera gear, about to get wet at Three Tree Hill in Burien, WA

Having enjoyed diving as a personal hobby for the last several years and earning the highest non-professional certification of Master Scuba Diver from PADI, I have decided to go ahead with the first step of my professional diving career by earning the Dive Master certification.   For now I am thinking about this journey as my retirement plan when I am ready to leave the rat race that is a regular software engineering job and go live someplace tropical and do what I love, dive and teach others how to dive.  I will also be able to start teaching underwater photography and videography which is a personal passion of mine.   I hope I can inspire others to take cameras with them underwater so they can share the wondering sights and creatures that exist below the waves.   I will provide updates as I near my Dive Master cert, but I am a little more than half way done so far.