Mike took his first breath underwater more then 25 years ago after discovering diving during a two year period in the Army. Teaching is the thing he likes most about scuba diving, learning new things and transmitting them to his students. He still loves recreational diving, just being in the water for the sake of being underwater, but over the years Technical Diving has 'infected him with its virus'. Not only depth and overheads attracted him, but the quest for optimal configurations, swimming techniques and getting really safe and comfortable became much more interesting! Mike is a fulltime Technical Instructor Trainer for RAID and ISE and the current Training Director for ISE for more than a decade. You can find out more about Mike at www.thelonghose.com.