Robert started scuba diving in 2006 after a motorcycle accident ended his law enforcement career. Though his activities were limited on land due to his injuries, the weightlessness of diving allowed him freedom and enjoyment in the water. Robert fell in love with scuba and immediately took too the water, earning his Divemaster rating in 2008. In 2009, he became a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and has been teaching divers and sharing his passion for scuba diving ever since.
Robert's teaching career began much earlier, teaching First-Aid and CPR for the American Red Cross as a volunteer starting in 1984. Robert has also taught Industrial Security at National Technical College, as well as basic and advanced security, impact weapons, and firearmes courses at several security training and firearms centers.
Today Robert holds teaching credentials with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI), Divers Alert Network (DAN), Scuba Diving Internationals (SDI), Techinical Diving International (TDI), and the American Red Cross and Emergency First Response (EFR).
In addition to instructing, Robert is an avid recreational, technical, cave and wreck diver, who loves traveling to exotic scuba diving destinations and exploring new regions and shipwrecks. He is a volunteer with the Catalina Island Hyperbaric Chamber, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Reserve Dive Team, as well as being the former Diving Safety Officer for Los Angeles Underwater Explorers.