Before heading out on the dive boat this morning, I asked Jason a few questions about life, and diving. Jason is known not only for being an excellent divemaster, but also the delicious lunches he prepares on the boat!
Question. How long have you been diving? And how many dives do you have?
Jason. Since 2008. I have no idea how many dives. I stopped logging them a long time ago.
Q. What is the coolest thing you have seen underwater?
J. I saw my first whaleshark on the Akitsushima. It was incredible.
Q. What is your favorite dive site?
J. The Akitsushima. There is just so much to see there: the radio mast, anti-aircraft guns, ammunitions, the gears for the crane, the engine room. The list could just go on and on.
Q. How did you start diving?
J. I was working as boat captain for a dive shop. I asked one of the staff to show me diving. My first wreck dive was the Morazan and I was hooked.
Q. What do you like best about your job as a PADI Divemaster and your life diving?
J. It allows me to provide well for my family, that’s important. But really, it gives me the chance to make friends from all over the world. Its more fun!
Q. What is your most memorable moment underwater?
J. I was guiding a night dive at Twin Peaks. I spotted a fish that I had never seen befrore sitting in the corals. I showed the divers, and everyone was really excited. I found out later on the boat it was a frogfish.
Q. If you could go on a dive vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?
J. I want to try Ice Diving. I would love to have the chance to visit some of our friends from Russia and try diving under the ice.
Q. Not only are you an awsome divemaster, but the customers comeback raving about the lunch you prepared on the boat. So, who taught you how to cook?
J. Experience. No one taught me. I learned from experience.
I guess there is truth to the old saying “Experience is the best teacher.” Thank you Jason for taking a few minutes out of your busy morning to answer my questions, and for taking care of our guests with awesome dives and great lunches!