John is a PADI Course Director and the owner of Atlantic Edge Scuba in Gaithersburg, Maryland. For 30+ years he has been a volunteer diver at the National Aquarium and through his guidance developed the guest dive program at NAIB, which has been operating for 10 strong years. He grew up in Baltimore and fell in love with diving while watching the Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau. He sought after his scuba certification while in High School and has never looked back. John briefly moved to South Florida, where he obtained his Coast Guard Captains License and graduated from Barry University with a bachelor’s degree in business. After moving back to the Maryland area, he and his wife Abbe opened Atlantic Edge Scuba. As a shark conservationist and adventure travel leader for over 30+ years, John still follows his dream of being passionate about diving as ever.