Name: Dani C.

Hometown: Petaluma, CA

Certification Level: Master Scuba Diver Trainer

How Long Have You Been Diving? Since before flip phones went out of style.

What Inspired You To Begin Diving? I’ve always loved the ocean and the natural sciences, which are passions my dad shares and my mom has always encouraged. My parents surprised me with an Open Water class one summer and I’ve been trying to grow gills ever since!

Favorite Local Dive Site: Spiegel Grove and Deep Molasses drift.

What Is Your Diving Advice? Be a diver first and a photographer second. By always focusing on your breathing and your position in the water relative to everything (and everyone) else, you’ll develop good habits that will benefit every aspect of diving. That foundation will make you look and feel more like a pro with each dive, so you can snap awesome pictures without damaging the reef… Or getting kicked in the face by other divers.

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