Jim’s diving career began in 1986 in his native Casper, Wyoming. He has a degree in Marine Science (Oceanography) from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. He holds certifications from PADI, NAUI and AAUS. Jim is a NAUI Course Director Trainer and a DAN Examiner. Currently, Jim is the Assistant Director of Training for DAN (Divers Alert Network). When not diving, Jim is an Avid downhill skier and softball player.