Tom has been diving for over thirty years and teaching since 1995. Since he is a full time musician as well, he teaches because its his passion and passes his love of diving on to his students.

He has been a PADI Master Instructor since 2006.

He also is a PADI Instructor Development Course Staff Instructor.

He also is certified to teach Emergency First Response (including Care For Children with AED Instructor) and 18 PADI Specialties.

Tom has logged over 2500 dives from locally (Lake Michigan and quarry dives) to  California, Florida, Hawaii, many Caribbean Islands, Cabo San Lucas, Thailand, and the Red Sea to name a few.