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.
Written by guest blogger, Bridget Pearson. Many people may dream of swimming alongside the largest and most majestic creatures on earth, but very few ever do. Whales are mysterious and beautiful, and though they are intimidating in their size, they are gentle and intelligent creatures. Scuba diving with such incredible animals is a humbling and […]