STEVE MERCIER
DIVER

As the logical next step to my lifelong love of swimming, the ocean and marine life, I took up scuba diving in 2013. I became fascinated with the new possibilities of underwater exploration available to me, and soon discovered that the more you learn about diving, the safer you and your dive buddies can be. Thus, I continued on past the basic class level and earned the certification of NAUI Master Scuba Diver, which is the highest non-professional certification granted by NAUI. In addition, I earned my NAUI Rescue Scuba Diver certification in 2015, and SSI Enriched Air Nitrox certification in 2016. Although most divers (myself included) enjoy exploring calm, crystal-clear waters at tropical temperatures, I am grateful to have had the chance to learn to dive in Jeju Island, South Korea, an area with many dive sites and rocky islets where you can experience strong currents and subtropical temperatures. I have also dived in Guam, Thailand, Florida, and North Carolina, as well as my own bathtub. My diving interests include marine life observation, search and recovery, and night diving.

If you dive in South Korea, check out Big Blue 33:
Big Blue 33 Dive Service - Seogwipo, Jeju Island, South Korea