Wade grew up in South Georgia, in his younger days he loved to play football and earned a football scholarship to college. After college, he joined the US Navy where he had a fulfilling career as a Fighter Pilot. When Wade retired from the Navy, he wanted to see our planet from another angle and he remembered seeing a sign once that read "I Fly when I Dive" So, when the timing was right, Wade took the PADI Open Water Diver Course, and he was hooked! He began to travel to many destinations experiencing what the ocean had to offer! Wade says he would dive every day if he could. Wanting to gain more knowledge of diving he began to work his way through the PADI diver educational matrix until he earned his Divemaster rating. At his current level of Divemaster Wade enjoys showing others how to safely experience the underwater world and all the wounders it has to offer. Wade says, "It's truly a blessing for him to be with new divers and witness the joy they exhibit when they drift below the surface for the first time" Wade is continuing his diver's education and will soon be starting his quest to become a PADI Assistant Instructor. Also, when you meet Wade remember to ask him about his Whale Shark encounter!