Dan is a PADI IDC Staff Instructor a TDI Technical Diving Instructor, SDI Solo Instructor, and DAN Dive Emergency Specialist Instructor.  He has been diving since 1996 and is a Full Cave and Trimix certified diver.   An avid Sidemount diver and instructor, and an advocate for early training in diving first aid and rescue as well as equipment redundancy to ensure safer diving,  he is certified to teach over 20 dive specialties from Night diving to Cavern Diving, DPV Pilot to Underwater Photography on to technical courses like Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures.

His dive experiences range from the cold waters of Ireland, to the warm Caves of Florida to the clear blue Caribbean and back to the deep Atlantic wrecks of the Northeast's "Wreck Valley".   During his graduate studies in Archaeology he had the opportunity to dive in Ireland and study viking age artifacts in Dublin.  A lawyer and lifelong New Yorker, Dan is always ready to dive year round in any weather and at all depths.

PADI ELITE 2014In 2014 he earned the PADI Elite Instructor award.  He's proud to be one of Steve Scigliano's IDC graduates and is pursuing Instructor Trainer status to become a Technical Instructor Trainer.

IMG_1148Diving Certifications:
PADI: Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue, Master Scuba Diver; Boat, Cavern, Drift, Deep, Dry Suit, Enriched Air, Ice, Night, Search and Recovery, Sidemount, U/W Navigator, U/W Photographer, U/W Naturalist, Wreck. DSAT/TEC-REC Gas Blender, Tec 40, Tec Sidemount.  SDI: Solo.  TDI: Visual Inspection Procedure Tec, Tec Sidemount, Trimix.  IANTD: Advanced Nitrox, Technical Cave.  NSS-CDS: Full Cave Diver.  NACD:  DPV Pilot Cave Diver.

Professional Ratings:                                                                                                                                          PADI Instructor - Master Scuba Diver Trainer #349115
Night Diver Instructor
Underwater Photographer Instructor
Diver Propulsion Vehicle Instructor
Cavern Instructor
Sidemount Instructor
Ice Instructor
Deep Instructor
Dry Suit Instructor
Underwater Navigator Instructor
Search & Recovery Instructor
Wreck Instructor
Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor
Enriched Air Instructor
Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor
Project Aware Instructor
AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Instructor

Assistant Instructor Trainer

DSAT TEC Trimix Blender Instructor
DSAT TEC 40 Instructor (candidate)
DSAT Tec Sidemount Instructor (candidate)

SDI/TDI Instructor #20334
Search and Recovery Diving Instructor
Underwater Navigation Diving Instructor
Advanced Buoyancy Instructor
Boat Diving Instructor
Computer Diver Instructor
Computer Nitrox Instructor
CPR1st Instructor
CPROX Instructor
CPROX1st AED Instructor
Deep Diving Instructor
Drift Diving Instructor
Dry Suit Diving Instructor
Ice Diving Instructor
Marine EcoSystems Awareness Instructor
Night-Limited Visibility Diving Instructor
Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor
Shore and Beach Diving Instructor
SDI Sidemount Instructor
Underwater Photography Instructor
Wreck Instructor
Diver Propulsion Vehicle Instructor

Solo Diving Instructor

TDI Nitrox Instructor
TDI Sidemount Instructor
TDI Nitrox Gas Blending Instructor

TDI Advanced Blender Instructor

TDI Visual Inspection Procedure Instructor
TDI Intro To Tech Instructor

TDI Advanced Nitrox Instructor
TDI Decompression Procedures Instructor

Emergency First Responder Instructor #EFR349115
Adult, Child and Infant Primary Care - CPR with AED, Secondary Care - First Aid

DAN Instructor #15264
Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid Instructor
CPR: Health Care Provider Instructor
Diving Emergency Management Provider Instructor
Diving First Aid for Professional Divers Instructor
Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries Instructor
First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries Instructor
Neurological Assessment Instructor
Diving Emergency Specialist Instructor