When it comes to scuba diving, Ed’s trained with a purpose and passion for years. He continues to train with other instructors, and is a certified cave and technical diver. He thrives on passing new skills and abilities to novice, intermediate and advanced divers so they can confidently enjoy the underwater world.
Ed is a certified instructor with Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) and the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). He’s logged more than 5,000 dives in waters throughout the northeast, as well as Mexico, the Bahamas, and Florida. Ed teaches all classes in the GUE Recreational curriculum as well as Fundamentals, Doubles, Drysuit and Dive Propulsion Vehicle 1. He is a PADI Master Instructor and Emergency First Response instructor.
Ed is one of the Public Safety Diving industry leaders in southern New England. He’s trained and supported more than 15 police and fire department dive teams, and continues to work with many agencies.
For a business focus Ed has quite a bit of experience and investment in the outdoor adventure market. Ed is a founder and an owner of Brownstone Park in Portland, Connecticut. He is also an owner and investor in Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort in Middlefield, and Marquee Events in Hartford.
Along with these, from 2007 to 2017 Ed owned and operated Scuba Shack in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, which became the premier dive shop in the region.