Jeff comes to us from land-locked Boulder Colorado where he managed a Scuba Dive and Travel Center for 12 years. Born in West Point, NY to a Military Family, Jeff’s passion for travel and adventure would start early and his family would move 17 times before he graduated High School. He earned his Bachelor and Masters Degrees at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado while pursing his interests of rock-climbing, mountain biking and trail running. His love for the ocean would lead him to getting Scuba certified so he could maximize his travels by exploring exotic destinations both above and below the waterline. After working in the Physical Therapy Industry for 17 years and owning his own business, Jeff was burnt out and took a job at his local Dive Shop to take a break from the medical industry. It was a break that never ended as his love for the Scuba Industry continued to grow.
In addition to managing a Scuba Center, Jeff has been leading group travel and has diving experience in:
- French Polynesia
- Turks and Caicos
- Chuuk (Truk Lagoon)
- Indonesia (Raja Ampat, Lembeh Strait, Bangka, Bunaken, Siladen, Banda Sea, Ambon, Komodo, Bali, Wakatobi)
- Solomon Islands
- Isla Guadelupe
- Cayman Islands
- Revillagigedo Islands (Socorro).
He has additional travel experience in Peru, Ecuador, Australia, Thailand, Canada, Nova Scotia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, Botswana, United Kingdom, Spain, and all 50 U.S. States. Jeff is excited to be working with the incredible team at Kona Honu Divers and looks forward to continuing to provide customers with the best experience available on the Big Island.