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andyJoin me for your next dive trip!

I’m Andy, the founder and owner of Colorado Dive + Travel Adventures.  I grew up in Florida, where I was exposed to the ocean and scuba diving, but it wasn’t until I joined the US Army in 1978, that I discovered my own sense of adventure.

I enlisted for the US Army Special Forces and was fortunate to attend military training in many exciting activities. Other than normal military training, I was selected to participate in winter warfare training where I learned to teach skiing, both cross-country and downhill. I taught for many years in Washington and Colorado, with the last 19 years at Breckenridge.

In 1980, I applied for and was accepted to the US Army Rotary-Wing Flight School and learned to fly helicopters. I flew Blackhawks for my entire military career until I retired in 1998.  More recently, I flew commercial helicopters for 4 years during 2010-2014, for 3 separate Air Ambulance Providers.

But, the most fun and exciting military training I received was with the SFUWO (Special Forces Underwater Operations), in Key West, FL, in 1979. That school was 4 weeks of intense scuba training; both open circuit and closed circuit, with a strong emphasis on teamwork, underwater navigation, infiltration/exfiltration, and the ability to maintain a level of comfort during any stressful situations.

Afterwards, I dove sporadically for many years, but in 2009, I started to dive all over the world; sometimes with friends, sometimes with dive shops, and sometimes I would travel by myself and meet new friends. I’ve known all along, that I wanted to organize and lead dive travel, so in 2014, I completed the PADI Divemaster Certification, so I could not only organize trips, but actually lead dives. Whatever the scenario, I’ve organized many trips, whether for friends, for ski clubs, with travel agents, or by myself. It takes a sense of organization, and attention to detail to create a great group trip. I pledge to all my new friends, to find the best diving values on the planet, provide world-class service, and build fun memories together.

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