Mike took his first formal scuba training in 1981 and then trained as a commercial diver in 1984. He subsequently trained as a paramedic in diving medicine in Los Angeles, California and ran a hyperbaric facility in Ontario for a year.
He has been taking pictures underwater for 16 years and has traveled to many exotic destinations including Honduras, Belize, St. Lucia, Bonaire, The Bahamas and Hawaii.
He has spent the last eight years diving, photographing and researching shipwrecks and other sites throughout the Great Lakes with emphasis in the area at the eastern end of Lake Ontario and into the St. Lawrence River.
Mike has been a speaker at numerous trade shows in Canada and the United States including Shipwrecks/99 and 2000. He has won several awards for his Great Lakes shipwreck photography. This year, we are very pleased to have him as our Master of Ceremonies.