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Mark Pergrem Richard Blackburn
Mark has been scuba diving since 1985 and teaching diving since 1996.  In that time he has certified all levels of divers including divemasters and instructors. He holds instructor certifications through NAUI, PADI, IANTD, DAN, NSS-CDS, SDI, and TDI.. As a NAUI Course Director, he can conduct Instructor Training Courses and Instructor Training Workshops which produce scuba instructors and instructor trainers, respectively. Although involved in most every aspect of diving, Mark's particular areas of interest include cave and cavern diving, wreck diving, working with college SCUBA courses, and the physics of underwater environments. Richard was hooked on diving when he became a certified open water diver in 2001. He also enjoys local diving, warm water reefs and wrecks and his certifications include NAUI, NSS-CDS, NACD, TDI, IANTD, DAN, SSI, PSI & PADI. Richard received his NAUI instructor certification in 2005.  Richard is a NAUI, IANTD, and DAN instructor and enjoys teaching Open Water through Normoxic Trimix, including Cavern, through Technical Cave.  Richard practices his strong belief that people should never stop learning, striving to learn new skills and ways to teach them to his students.

Certification agency affiliation:

NAUI
PADI
SDI
DAN