Hi all!

My name is Michael Heyns, and I am a Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering graduate from Olin College of Engineering. I am currently living in Seattle and working for Microsoft as a Program Manager for Office Word.

I am also a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, DSAT TecRec Trimix Gas Blender, Emergency First Response CPR, AED, Primary & Secondary Care Instructor, and a budding technical diver. This website is dedicated to places I've been diving, people I've met, gear I use/review, my diving aspirations, and will feature weekly (hopefully) articles on some aspect of dive theory or dive medicine. 

I'm an avid outdoorsman, though my primary interest is scuba diving. I spent several years diving in New England, where I founded the Olin Scuba Club, though most of my diving now is in the Pacific Northwest/Puget Sound area. I've become very interested in technical diving (as cold water divers seem prone to) and so I've begun to explore this space as well. My major hobbies include scuba diving/underwater exploration and photography, snowboarding, mountaineering, and amateur rocketry. Having been raised in the Pacific Northwest (Bellingham, WA), Australia and South Africa, it’s not difficult to see why.

I hold the following skills in support of my diving and outdoor activities. 

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, PADI Divemaster, Emergency First Response CPR, AED, Primary & Secondary Care Instructor, Deep Instructor, Boat Instructor, Night Instructor, Enriched Air Instructor, Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor, Project AWARE and AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Instructor, Rescue Scuba Diver, PADI Drysuit, PADI Deep, PADI Self-Reliant, DSAT Tec Gas Blender, PADI Tec 40, SDI Nitrox, AHA Heartsaver/AED Instructor, MFA First Aid/AED, SOLO Wilderness First Aid, National Ski Patrol Mountain Travel and Rescue I, NSP Introduction to Avalanche Safety and Rescue, Canadian Avalanche Association Avalanche Response, FEMA EMI Introduction to Incident Command System.

Safe diving!

Michael G. Heyns