About Ted


Growing up in Florida I got to spend a lot of time in and around the water, fishing in the everglades, canoeing on lakes and rivers, spending time at the beach. The one thing I never tried was scuba diving, the funny thing was I would not try scuba until going to college at Slippery Rock University, in Western Pennsylvania.

But when I got to experience breathing underwater I was hooked. I got certified in 2008 through the Slippery Rock University Skin & Scuba Diving class, and now I have the privilege of assisting in instructing that class each spring. Once I got to experience the underwater world and the freedom it brings have tried to share it with everyone I can.

Since 2018 I have been helping at JT Scuba as a PADI Divemaster, helping John with his classes and in any way, I can. In 2020 I earned his PADI Assistant Instructor certification at Scott’s Scuba and my PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certification through Divers Incorporated.

As an independent instructor, I get to work alongside John and JT Scuba to share our passion for the underwater world with as many people as we can, and when the opportunity strikes I will take any opportunity I can to dive into some amazing places locally and around the world.

About My Logo

When looking at my logo you might be asking, what is that, or why is it red and white?

The fish in the logo is a Stonecat catfish, a Western PA catfish that are plentiful and can often be seen in our local waters. and that is part of why it is in my logo.

The Logo is Red with a white strip because it represents the Diver Down flag typical in the United States, Canada, throughout the Caribean, and in some other countries.

With my focus on local diving when I was considering what to do for a logo I decided that I wanted to use a fish that we see in the local quarries for the logo. The three main fish were bass, panfish (bluegill and crappie), and catfish. With my love of night dives and the number of catfish you can see then I decided on a catfish.

Who is PADI

PADI stands for the Professional Association of Diving Instructors.

PADI is the world’s leading scuba diver training organization.

With more than 6,600 PADI Dive Centers and Resorts, and 128,000 individual PADI Professionals who have issued more than 28 million certifications around the world, you’ll find PADI diver courses and scuba diving services nearly everywhere.

The PADI System of diver education is based on progressive training that introduces skills, safety-related information and local environmental knowledge to student divers in stages. PADI courses are student-centered and provide maximum practice and realistic application.