Ken Bales started diving in 1984. He is an engineer by education and a retired corporate executive that now teaches diving full time. He started on his track as a dive professional in 2009, and most recently he earned his PADI Master Instructor rating, as well as the 2013 PADI Elite Instructor award. He is a strong supporter of continuing education and he recently earned his Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer certification and is looking forward to teaching Instructor Candidates how to teach EFR classes. While he enjoys his trips to the ocean and live-aboard dive trips, his favorites are working with students in the pool at Central Coast and training and mentoring upcoming new dive professionals. Ken’s whole family dives and are at various levels of certification.
Bosom Buddies Champion, Ethan!
Ethan Stuart has returned from his week long journey to the Bahamas. Ethan won the grand prize at the Bosom Buddies Underwater Dart Tournament, a trip aboard a Blackbeard’s Cruise. This was his first time in the ocean and he loved it. His favorite things to see were the all the sharks on the shark dive! Ethan got his advanced open water certification, and is anxious for his next SCUBA adventure. Here are a few pictures that Ethan’s dad, Matt, took with our rental camera, while on their trip. Congratulations Ethan! We’re happy you had such a great time on Blackbeard’s.
If you’re interested in a Blackbeard’s trip, Central Coast is running one in September! Click here!