August 24


Scuba Instructor

By Leslie ONeill

August 24, 2009

Kansas City, KS, Lee's Summit, Lenexa, MO, Olathe, Overland Park, Parkville, scuba classes, Scuba Divers, Scuba Instructor, Shawnee

If you are a “Scuba Instructor” we want to hear your stories!

There were two people who influenced me to become a scuba diver.  The first was Loyd Bridges from Sea Hunt- how cool I thought it would be to breathe underwater!   Then a few years later we had career day at my high school.  Our presenter was a high fashion model, she had prepared a slide shows of her world travels.  In them she appeared in a wet suit  with scuba gear and all on a sandy white beach with a clear blue sky.  She described her encounters with sharks and many other things.  I’ll never forget how excited I felt, thinking of the possibilities of seeing a new world, a world I had not been exposed to other than the movies.   This was attainable was thrilling!

I never planned either profession- but about five years later I became a model, quite unplanned, and within a few more years a scuba diver- and then Instructor.

It still gives me chills to watch the excitement in a new divers eyes, when they see for the first time. one of Gods perfectly painted, beautiful  creatures!

If you are a “Scuba Instructor” please tell us your story!

Where’s your favorite dive site?   What interesting situation did you have?  What marine life have you encountered?

Tell us anything!

Leslie ONeill

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