Ed grew up around the water and earned his initial scuba certification in 1995. Diving rapidly became a central part of his life as he steadily progressed from an entry scuba diver to a technical diver, rebreather diver, and scuba instructor by 2005. Fourteen years and many, many dives later his diving certifications include:
- NAUI Course Director
- TDI Instructor
- DAN Instructor-Trainer
Ed is also a dive shop owner in Tampa. He teaches everything from entry level diving through technical dive training. Ed is certified on a number of rebreathers and considers mixed-gas rebreather wreck diving his passion. Bonaire is his favorite dive destination and he is there any chance he gets.