I recently relocated from Florida to San Diego to start a trip-granting nonprofit for people with cancer and other life-threatening conditions. Just bought a wetsuit and other gear to prepare for the Cali coldwater!
Since I’m a new transplant, I am interested in meeting other divers for local dives and trips to nearby sites like Catalina, Coronado Islands, etc.
I may also need participants, partners, and volunteers for a local shark-diving project. Basically, Prilosec (the heartburn medicine company) gave me a small corporate sponsorship to do some kayak/snorkel tours with leopard sharks in La Jolla, visits to local aquariums, and a cage dive later in the summer with blue sharks off the coast of LA.
I recently got my Advanced in Bonaire and have logged about 35 dives in Honduras, US Virgin Islands, Dutch Antilles, and Australia. My favorite trip is definitely my 3-4 day great white expedition with the Rodney Fox group in South Australia. It gave me the idea and inspiration for my foundation and shark diving project.
Best wishes on all your dives, wherever they may be!