Our November Guest speaker will be: Dave Bunch.
Dave Bunch certified L. A. County as a basic SCUBA diver in 1962. In 1964 Dave completed the L.A. County’s 13TH Underwater Instructors Certification Course (13 U.I.C.C.) and began teaching-certifying divers the very next day. That same year, the first L.A. County Advanced Diver Program started and Dave staffed the first through the 40Th as a dive master and has assisted in all other ADP’s to date. He has also staffed a dozen L.A. County U.I.C.C.’s as an instructor dive master. Dave also served on the Board of Director’s for the Underwater Instructors Association for many years, and participates in the 3R’s Program.
Awards over the years are many and include: Outstanding Service as an Instructor to the Underwater Program (1967), Outstanding Underwater Instructor (1972, SSI Platinum Pro Diver (1980), Presidents Award (1988), Conrad Limbaugh Award (1993) and was the recipient of the California SCUBA Service Award (2006).
For three years Dave led three snorkel tours a day, two days a week at Catalina Island and conducted introductory SCUBA and SCUBA tours.
Dive interests include teaching Basic SCUBA (open water), Intermediate and Advanced Diving and Refresher Courses, diving for Jade, photography, fresh water lake, Altitude and river diving and Search & salvage diving. Also beach diving is a specialty. He offers Group, Semi Private and Private Courses.