Curt started with Atlantis as a student in 2013. Because he hung around the service center so much, (and he’s really good at fixing stuff), Curt became a member of our Technician crew in 2015. (Our beloved Rich Rupp recommended him for the position.) Curt brings a wealth of repair, service and equipment knowledge with him and is always ready to help students with their gear. He not only services the gear, but also will take the time to explain what he does, and why it is so important for your safety.
Curt was first exposed to scuba diving from TV when he was a young snorkeler. But it wasn’t until a few years ago that Curt finally realized his dream to scuba dive. And now, Curt will show you his, "1-1/2 inch stack of PADI certification cards"!
These certs are varied to include some like: Gas Blending, Solo, and Wreck Diving, to name a few. Curt is also interested in PADI TECREC courses and is currently training to be a PADI Divemaster.
Curt's favorite dive site is the Wreck of the Stolt Dagali that sunk on Thanksgiving Day in 1964 off the coast of New Jersey. Ask Curt about the story behind the wreck, it is fascinating.
One day Curt wants to visit the wreck of the HMHS Britannic in the Mediterranean Sea. In the meantime Curt says “ I’m happiest when I’m underwater just about anywhere!”
Stop by Atlantis and look for Curt. He probably will be in the repair center working on gear or telling some great stories about his scuba adventures or his dive plans for the future. But be careful; before you know it he will convince you to come along…and how fun would that be.