Mike Hofer... Diving may not necessarily have been a lifelong dream, however, in the summer of 2009 when a friend commented that I should get certified I called Rich at STSC and immediately signed up for classes. In October of that year I obtained my Open Water certification. I now look for opportunities to get in the water and I help as often as I can with various classes and events. At the same time, I am continuing to increase my level of certification. I am also very active with my church, where I am employed as the Facility Manager. I serve particularly with the youth and missions. I have been on several international missions including Zambia, Vanuatu (where I had an opportunity to do my first ocean dive), Haiti and Honduras. I have traveled with the STSC crew on a few dive trips including Florida where we swam with the manatees, Bahamas where we swam with sharks! and in Mexico where we explored caves. Needles to say I enjoy travel and diving!
GEAR of CHOICE
Henderson Aqualoc 5 mil full suit
Cressi Big Eyes mask
Sherwood Oasis regulator
Zeagle Stiletto bcd
“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” ~Christopher Columbus~