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John from Florence KY | Instructor

I am a NAUI certified instructor in the Northern Kentucky area who offers small to private scuba instruction from open water through Dive Master. I also run local and regional trips. I believe that diving is a social sport and that divers enjoy spending time together out of the water as much as in the water, and try to make this as much of a social activity as possible. It’s not uncommon to host card parties or social gatherings at my home or schedule an impromptu dinner at a local restaurant with friends. If the weather is nice, we’ll dive locally just to get out and enjoy each other’s company, no strings attached.

I am married with 4 kids. My wife Elizabeth is my dearest dive partner, and we enjoy diving the Keys and throughout Florida together. I enjoy pretty much any of the outdoor sports and welcome anyone to give us a try.


nkydiver - 10/04/2013 8:04 AM
For anyone interested in diving over the winter months, we have finalized a Crystal River trip for the week of February 10th through the 14th. We’ve updated the trip slightly this year to visit a few new dive sites, with the option to hit an extra site or two if anyone is interested in extra stops.

50% deposit is required to reserve your spot(s), with the remaining balance due by January 15.

Price for Divers is $615 per person for the week. Non-diver rate is $485 for the week.
Discount: If deposit made before November 15, cost is $600 per diver/$460 per non-diver

Trip Details:
5 nights hotel accommodations (double occupancy)
1 morning snorkeling with the manatees in the Crystal River springs
1 afternoon entry into Manatee Springs park to dive Manatee Springs
One day entry and diving at Ginnie Springs
One day entry and diving at Devil’s Den Spring
One day entry and diving at Paradise Springs
1 morning snorkeling with the manatees at Homosassa
Tank rental for week if needed

Please feel free to contact me with questions or if anyone is interested in heading down.

nkydiver - 9/09/2013 10:07 PM
Looking at a local dive weekend. Inviting divers and swimmers alike to White Rock quarry this weekend for a little diving before the water turns cool. We have been given permission to come out early so we have a full day there. Entry fee is 12.00 for either diving or swimming. Please contact me if you might like to meet us up there for the get-together.
nkydiver - 8/19/2013 8:43 AM
Heading up to Natural Springs this Sunday the 25th to finish a student certification and do a tandem dive with a prospective student, then a fun dive or two. If anyone would like to meet up, just let me know
nkydiver - 7/19/2013 12:41 PM
Also, putting a trip together for mid-August to head down to Mermet Springs for the weekend. I’ll verify pricing with the hotel this weekend and post a price on Monday, but it would include 2 nights hotel (double occupancy), 2 days entry into the park, and a tank rental if you need one. Please let me know if you are interested and I can give you more info or mark you down on the list.
Greg - 7/19/2013 3:12 PM
You might want to put this as a forum topic so you get more viewers.
nkydiver - 7/19/2013 12:13 PM
If anyone might be interested, it looks like we’ll be diving at Natural Springs up near New Paris, Ohio, on Saturday, July 27. I have a student that needs to start her open waters, may have a few interested non-divers looking at trying tandem diving, and a few certified divers just looking for an excuse to get wet. We’ll be heading up early that morning to get a spot and packing lunches to relax and have a morning/afternoon of dives. We’d love to meet anyone who wants to head up there.