Tom has been diving for over 20 years, and has logged over twelve hundred dives. He has dived in all of the Great Lakes plus Lake St. Claire, the St. Claire and Cooper Rivers, the Florida Keys, the Florida caves, various Caribbean locations, and exotic locations such as Hawaii, French Polynesia, Truk Lagoon, Palau, the Galapagos Islands, the Solomon Islands, and the Maldives. But he always comes back to Michigan to explore the shipwrecks of the Great Lakes.
In 2007, after 35 years as a mechanical engineer, Tom “retired” to work full-time at Aquatic Adventures of MI. He is the manager of the Service Department, and is a certified technician for many brands of scuba equipment. In addition he is a PSI certified tank inspector trainer, valve repair technician, and a DOT authorized cylinder requalifier (i.e., hydro tester). He is also a nitrox, trimix blender and blender instructor.
Tom is an instructor with PADI, IANTD, and DAN, and recently became an instructor for the Poseidon Mark VI/Se7en recreational rebreather.