The new edition of “The Undersea Journal” just came out as most PADI Facilities know. This is the magazine of PADI Professionals….Divemasters, Instructors, etc. Near the back of the magazine, there is a section that not many people read because it is simply a list of names; the “PADI Member Milestones” . In the second smallest list is Robert S Rodman…known to most as Scott, our very own Captain and Instructor here at Sea Dwellers Dive Center.
So what does this mean? Scott has been a PADI Member for over 30 years…no small accomplishment! Scott spent his early years at a Dive Center in Normal, Illinois, the “Midwest Diving Specialists”, owned and operated by a long time figure in the Scuba Industry, Dick Smith. Under Dick’s tutelage Scott learned everything about the Scuba Industry from training Scuba Divers to sampling fine Scotch.
Scott moved down to Key Largo in the early 90’s, and soon after was united with Sea Dwellers Dive Center. The rest is history… as Scott has been scuba diving in Key Largo for almost 20 years now. During this time Scott has continued diving around the world in many exotic places. I often wonder how many dives he’s actually logged by now?
30 years as a PADI Member is no small feat. This is a small very elite list of very experienced scuba diver trainers, and Scott has “done his time” for sure. Rest assured you won’t meet many Instructors who have trained as many divers as Scott has over the years. So the next time you see Scott, congratulate him on this accomplishment, you might not meet many others who have reached this Milestone!
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