Daniel, a US Army Veteran, has been diving for over 20 years and is one of Gigglin’ Marlin’s most praised and sought out instructors. He was first certified as an open water diver in 1995. He has logged over 2,500 dives in his life and loves to teach and constantly learn new things about scuba diving and the underwater world. Daniel is a certified EMT and loves helping others find their passion in diving. If you take your Open Water Course or any of your Specialties with Daniel, you will quickly understand why he constantly receives recommendations from previous students.
Daniel currently holds the rating of Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) and is constantly striving to improve as an instructor. He is married to his favorite dive buddy, Jenny, and they love to get away and dive anytime they have a chance.

Daniel’s Certifications:

  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)
    • Ocean Reef IDM Master Instructor
    • Ocean Reef Communications Instructor
    • Full Face Mask Instructor
    • Night Diver Instructor
    • Wreck Instructor
    • Dry Suit Instructor
    • Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Instructor
    • Boat Instructor
    • Deep Instructor
    • Digital Underwater Photography Instructor
    • Enriched Air Instructor
    • Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor
    • Underwater Navigator Instructor
    • Search and Recovery Instructor
    • Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor
    • Project AWARE Instructor
    • Coral Reef Conservation Sp Instructor
  • EFR Instructor
    • Care for Children w/ AED Instructor
  • Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)
  • Assistant Instructor
  • Divemaster
  • O2ptima Rebreather Diver
  • Master Scuba Diver
  • Rescue Diver
    • Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Diver
    • Emergency Oxygen Provider
    • Deep Dive
    • Underwater Navigator
    • Search and Recovery Diver
    • EFR – CPR/First Aid/ Care for Children w/ AED
    • Spring Lake Dive Authorization Diver
    • Enriched Air Diver
    • Dry Suit Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Open Water Diver

Non-Diving Certifications

  • Tec Gas Blende
  • Certified Tank Inspector
  • Valve Repair Technician
  • Oxygen Cleaning Technician
  • Regulator Repair Technician
  • Ocean Reef Repair Technician

In addition to scuba diving, Daniel’s other hobbies include teaching martial arts as a 2nd Degree Black Belt, playing the cello, riding his Harley, and competitive cycling.

When you are in the area, swing by the shop and you are likely to see Daniel at the shop working the sales floor, repairing gear, or teaching a class. Daniel would be happy to help you with any aspect of diving, from what it takes to become a certified diver, to what gear works best for you, to where you should go on your next diving adventure!

Come by the shop anytime and say “Hi!” to Daniel!