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My NAUI Bio
Steve Thomas has been diving since 2011 when he took his first NAUI basic scuba diver class at Western Michigan University which was taught by Rick Sass and Rob Knolle at Sub Aquatic Sports & Service. He attended the Wednesday night dives to gain more experience diving the local inland lakes and meet others with the same passion for the sport.
In 2013 he earned the SASS Dirty Dozen award for diving 12 months straight in his wetsuit. This included a dive in Gull Lake on January 1, 2013. The water that day was 36 degrees – but he did it for the FREE t-shirt.
In 2014 Steve joined and is an active member of the Kalamazoo County Water Safety and Recovery Association. He enjoys volunteering his time to give back to his community through scuba as a recovery diver.
He has continued his scuba education in an effort to improve his diving skills which would eventually lead to becoming a NAUI instructor. As an instructor Steve looks forward to passing on his love of diving to the next generations of NAUI divers.
Steve lives in Gobles, MI with his wife Laura. They have two adult children who are NAUI certified divers. A dive highlight for Steve was being able to enjoy their first dive after open waters on a Cozumel 80 foot drift dive during a family vacation.
In addition to Cozumel, Steve has added several of the nearby quarries along with Bermuda, Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Fort Lauderdale and Cabo San Lucas to the growing list of his dive locations.
He is looking forward to another year of teach Basic Scuba with Sub Aquatic Sports and Service.