Ron started diving in 1972 from the mainland beaches of Zuma and Leo Carillo. He has made thousands of dives all over the world. He moved to Catalina Island in 1993 and in 2007 Ron and Connie Rae established Dive Catalina. Ron is a NAUI course director as well as a PADI instructor. His first PADI instructor number was 119OW. In addition to recreational ratings, Ron holds certifications in semi-closed, closed circuit rebreathers and cavern/cave. Ron is an award winning underwater videographer, the recipient of the Beneath the Sea Diver of the Year Award/Stan Waterman Award in 2006 and of the NAUI Service Award in 2010 and 2014.