A physicist by education, Michael Bryan was certified in Monterey, California and has logged thousands of dives in Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, and the Channel Islands. He has also logged hundreds of dives in Japan and Southeast Asia. Michael is a professional mariner and a member or past member of IBU (Inland Boatman’s Union), MMP (Masters, Mates, and Pilots), and SUP (Sailors Union of the Pacific).

For the past 10 years, Michael was a deckhand and divemaster with Dive Central in Monterey, California. Now, he is a deckhand and dive master with the Fling, which is the charter that goes out to the Flower Gardens. Michael has also participated in a program that takes people diving with Great White sharks at the Farallon Islands of the coast of San Francisco. Michael’s favorite dive spots include Central Yucatan, Mexico; Izu Shimoda, Japan; Yonigumi Jima, Japan; and Big Sur. For Michael, there is “no such thing” as hobbies other than diving.

Michael’s Certifications:

  • Master Instructor
  • Digital Underwater Photography Instructor
  • Equipment Specialist Instructor
  • IDC Staff Instructor
  • Fish Identification Instructor
  • Care for Children w/AED Instructor
  • Underwater Hunter Instructor
  • AED For Divers Instructor
  • Oxygen First Aid Instructor
  • Hazardous Marine Life Injuries Instructor
  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle Instructor
  • Boat Instructor
  • Deep Instructor
  • Drift Instructor
  • Dry Suit Instructor
  • Enriched Air Instructor
  • Underwater Naturalist Instructor
  • Underwater Navigator Instructor
  • Night Diver Instructor
  • Search & Recovery Instructor
  • Underwater Photographer Instructor
  • Wreck Instructor
  • Open Water Scuba Instructor
  • EFR Instructor
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor
  • Project Aware Instructor
  • AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Sp Instructor
  • Assistant Instructor
  • Divemaster
  • Master Scuba Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Night Diver
  • Boat
  • Deep
  • Dry Suit
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Project AWARE
  • Enriched Air Diver
  • Atlantis/Dolphin Rebreather
  • Oxygen First Aid
  • Rescue Diver Rescue Diver
  • Advanced Open Water
  • Adventure Diver
  • Open Water