As your instructor, my goal is to share years of diving experience with students seeking Open Water through Divemaster, technical and ovehead dive training as well as over a dozen recreational specialty courses. I offer relaxed, student-focused classes with student-instructor ratios usually 4:1 (smaller for some courses) so you receive the best possible instruction. Students complete a course feeling confident in their abilities.
About the Instructor
Glenn Van Vliet is a PADI Master SCUBA Diver Trainer and DSAT Tec Deep Instructor, SDI / TDI Recreational, Full Cave and Technical Instructor, and PSAI Sport, Full Cave, and Technical Diving Instructor. He has certified almost 1,000 students and logged thousands of dives in the Caribbean, Central America, and all over the U.S. He enjoys diving wrecks and reefs off the coast of Destin, Florida and is a certified DSAT Tec Deep Trimix diver. He equally appreciates Florida’s impressive freshwater springs and the beauty of the underwater aquifer and is a certified NSS-CDS Full Cave diver and recipient of the NSS-CDS Abe Davis Award, NACD Wakulla Award, and PSAI Hal Watts Award for safe cave diving.
PADI posted a short article here: Tec Trimix Training
Glenn is the prior vice president of the Emerald Coast Scubaholics and current safety officer. He is the current safety officer of the Eglin AFB Dive Flight and on contract to teach at Eglin. The clubs support monthly dives, environmental awareness, and clean-up efforts on the Emerald Coast.
Glenn supported the Emerald Coast Reef Association including the prep work and logistics to scuttle the Monica Lee tug boat as a dive site off the coast of Destin: ECRA Monica Lee Artifical Reef Project