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A-1 Scuba & Travel
Proud DEMA Member for Over 21 Years!
A-1 Scuba & Travel Aquatics Center
1603 W. Belleview Ave.
Littleton, CO 80120
About You and A-1 Scuba & Travel Aquatics Center...
My job function in the company:
Oversee all departments
Years in business:
About A-1 Scuba & Travel Aquatics Center:
Opened our doors in 1959 and grown to be the largest dive center in Colorado. Our facility has an indoor pool, full service travel agency, service center, rental department and large retail center. Our facility is wheelchair friendly. We are the exclusive dive store partnered with the Denver Downtown Aquarium. We have a very active divers with disabilities program.
Goal(s) for 2013:
Expand our swim program and various aquarium diving programs.
Greatest achievement in 2012:
Opening our new state-of-the-art facility and becoming a part of the inspirational movie, The Current!
About You, "The Professional"...
What I find most rewarding about my job:
There are so many but I get the biggest thrill out of introducing the freedom diving has to offer to people with disabilities and demonstrating to people within the diving industry the value diving has to offer to the disabled.
What I am most proud of (professionally):
Receiving the DAN Rolex Diver of the Year Award!
Greatest piece of business advice I ever received:
PADI co-founder John Cronin always said, "#$%^&" sorry, but too many four-letter words to give his exact quote! In a nutshell, he said, "follow your dreams!"
Where I see myself and/or business in 5 years:
Growing my business and still very active within the diving community.
About You, "The Person"...
Favorite place to dive:
In general, Asia. Specifically, the Philippines.
Most memorable dive experience:
Teaching my wife, kids and grandkids to dive.
Water is the great equalizer!
Something people would be surprised to learn about me:
Tough on the outside........a teddy bear on the inside.