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South Puget Sound Scuba Photo and Video Gallery
Open Water class 3 Nov 2019, L-R: DM Joe, graduates Arthur, Jon, and Austin, then DMC Devin, and MI Pete.  An outstanding class--great job by all and also by DMC Devin, who is on track to complete the Divemaster course in record time.
Open Water class 6 Oct 2019, L-R, back row:  MI Pete, DMC Myles, graduates Zinthia, Justin, Kyle, Versaviya, Ian, and Gordon.  Front row, L-R: AI Jay and DMC Devin.
Open Water class 15 SEP 2019, fall arriving a week early.  L-R: MI Pete, new Open Water Divers Lisa, Jordon, Rachel, Bryce, Brian (aka Frenchie), Ryan, and AI Dave.  DM Joe took the picture.  DMCs Devin and Myles and AI Jay assisted as well.  Great job by all!
Devin and Kumuri just got certified as Enriched Air divers.  Great job!
Fatther-son dive team Lee and Tate completed Scuba Review 4 September 2019 at Sund Rock with equipment from Hood Sport 'n Dive.  Great day for diving--lots of sealife, especially wolf eels.
Rescue Diver graduates 24 Aug 2019, L-R: Tony, MI Pete, DMC Devin, DMC Myles, Matt, Morgan, Tomoyo, and Alex.  DM Joe took the picture.  Nice summer diving!
Scuba Review for Brian and Al Hauer out of Hood Sport 'n Dive.  Enjoyed very much working with this father-son dive team!
Open Water class 11 August 2019, L-R: Graduates Denzel, William, Thomas, Jason. MI Pete, DMC Jon-Michael, graduates Gage, Alan, Addison, and Tessa.  Great work despite some currents!!
Open Water Graduates 29 July 2019 Jenny and Richie at Hood Sport 'n Dive with MI Pete.  Outstanding job despite very low viz near surface but 30'+ below!
Open Water graduate Chris Giesch (L) of Newberg, OR and MI Pete (R).  Did entire course through Hood Sport 'n Dive in the salt--no pool.  Great Job!!
July 2019 Open Water class (L-R):  graduates Morgan, Sarah, Jin, DMC Jon-Michael (partly hidden), graduates Tyler, the Hilinski family (dad Eric, daughter Gracie, son Waylon), and MI Pete.  Great job by all and phenomenal viz at Sunnyside--25-30 feet!!
New Rescue Diver and Emergency First Response graduate Kurt Schaaf.  DM Joe and MI Pete on flanks.
Emergency First Response and Rescue Diver class, 29 June 2019.  L-R, back row:  MI Pete, DM Joe, AI Jay, graduates Devin, Myles, and Tyle.  DMC Jon-Michael in front with the dive flag. Exceptional class!
Deep diver specialty at Lobster Shop Wall 19 May 2019.  L-R: DM Joe, MI Pete, new Deep Divers Josh and Jon-Michael.
Open Water Graduates 12 May 2019, L-R: DM Joe, Diver Mike (max score on all tests!!), MI Pete, divers Devin, Joe, and Jose.  DMC Josh did great work but is not in the picture.  Great buoyancy control by all!
Open Water Class 17 March 2019, L-R: MI Pete, DMC Pablo, graduates Kyle, Danielle & Joe, and Alora & Nick.  First day of warm spring weather made for a gorgeous day.  Great job by all! (photo by DM Lao)
Open Water graduates 11 Feb 2019.  Freezing temps on land but a balmy 47'F in the water.  L-R: Vlad (who's got cold weather in his genes), then US Army ranger Jake, MI Pete, US Army rangers Kolton and Luis, and DM Dave.  Diving in the snow: it doesn't get better than this!!
Advanced Open Water at Sund Rock 26 January 2019, L-R: DMC Ryan, graduate Kevin, DM Jay, graduate Kirsten, and MI Pete.  A blustery winter day but with great viz.
Hanging at the safety stop testing out new sidemount rig.
Jay just finished his Deep Diver specialty at Lobstershop Wall on 22 December 2018 and thereby also finished the last requirement for his Divemaster certification!!  R-L: New DM Jay, MI Pete, and DM Joe.
Open Water Class at Sunnyside Beach 16 Dec 2018, L-R: Students Florian, Chelsea, Ryan, MI Pete, students Joe, and Brady, then NEW DM Mike!! and DMC Jay.
21 November 2018 at Sunnyside: Dad Todd (center) with sons (L-R) George, Garrett, and Maxwell with DM Joe and MI Pete on left and right flanks.  Rugged family taking the Open Water course through Hoodsport n Dive in Tumwater--all in the salt!!!
Open Water graduates 7 Oct 2018, L-R: students Jake and Jessica, MI Pete, students Trent, Brandi, and Eric.  DMC Pablo took the picture.
Newly certified Open Water diver Pedro (center) with DMC Pablo (L) and MI Pete (R) at Hoodsport 'n Dive in Hoodsport on Hood Canal, the only true fjord in the lower 48.
Six-gill shark at Redondo
Advanced Open Water Class 25 Aug 2018, L-R: DM Joe, DMCs Pablo and Mike, graduate James, MI Pete, graduates Corey, Ryan, and Chris.  A great day at Sund Rock!
Open Water class 12 August 2018, L-R:  MI Pete, DMC Mike, graduates Daniel and Simi, DMC Pablo, graduates Minki, Kirsten, Eli, and Katie, AND ReActivated diver Missy.
Open Water class, Sunnyside, 15 July 2018, L-R: Ryan, Chris, DMC Lao (in back), Kwang Jin, Quint, DMC Jay (in back) Quest, Gilsun, Chelsea, new Divemaster Joe, and MI Pete.  A great day for diving, and a great job by all!
Pete with students at Sunnyside Beach, Steilacoom
Students at Redondo
Dive boat the PROUD MARY
Navigating the Proud Mary towards Taylor Bay Wreck to anchor up and dive the wreck.
Boat Diver specialty--Pam Treischel
Boat Diver certification on the Proud Mary 30JUN2018.  L-R: DM Joe, Boat Divers Jay and Pablo, MI Pete.  Dove Taylor Bay Wreck.
Harbor Seal
New rescue Diver Jay Oles (2nd from L) with DMC Pablo (L) and DMC Joe (R) and MI Pete (far R)
Giant Pacific Octopus--Octopus Hole
Giant Pacific Octopus out hunting at night--Redondo
Open Water course classroom
Open Water graduates 13 May 2018, L-R:  DM Joe, students Jakari, Chad, Khali, Abby, and MI Pete
New Rescue Diver, Kyle Smith!  MI Pete and DM Joe left of Kyle.
Advanced Open Water graduates 28 April 2018 at Sound Rock, L-R:  DM Joe, students Lexus and Hunter, MI Pete, and student Jay.
Monica Lim holding a Sea Cucumber--Pete with Monica's camera
Sea anemones at Sund Rock South Wall--Lloyd Mullen
Open Water Graduates April 8, 2018, L-R:  MI Pete, Josh, Jeff, Hunter, DM Joe
Pete doing skill demonstration for Wreck Diver specialty--Pam Treischel
Sealife  clinging to South Sound wreck--Pam Treischel
Joe LaForest certified Wreck Diver--Pam Treischel
Checking the boat anchor during the Boat Diver specialty--Pam Treischel
Open Water graduates 4 Feb 2018.  Big class, great job diving!  L-R:  MI Pete, certified divers Phil, Pablo, Justin (max score on all tests!!), Taylor, Chelsea, Kate, Ben, Joe, and DMC Joe
Surface interval at Sunnyside Beach park, 4 Feb 2018.  One more dive to go, then Open Water certified!  L-R: Ben, Taylor, Chelsea, Kate.
Advanced Open Water class graduates at Sound Rock 25 Jan 2018. L-R: Kyle, Divemaster Joe, Matt, Ryan, and Master Instructor Pete
Aug 26, 2017, Advanced Open Water class at Sund Rock (L-R): DM Pam, MI Pete, Students Clay. Ashley, Josh, Scott
Rescue Diver class Oct 1, 2017.  Back row (L-R): DM Pam, Clay, Scott; Front row (L-R): James, MI Pete
Dec 10, 2017 Open Water Graduates.  L-R: DM Joe, Students Julie Anne & Wes, Master Instructor Pete, Student Sarah. A GREAT DAY FOR DIVING!!
New Divemaster Banner Licano with Pete on a c-o-l-d December day at Sunnyside Beach
Wolf Eel--Sund Rock North Wall
Striped Perch--Sund Rock
Open Water Course, Confined Water
Open Water Course--Open Water Dives
Check out this deep dive tour video featuring rare Cloud Sponges plus Wolf Eels, etc 

Courtesy of Mike Zahn
Photo credits:  Will Crawford, Yelm, WA; Pete Holmberg, Lacey, WA; Monica Lim, JBLM, WA;  Lloyd Mullen, Shelton-Mason County Journal, WA; Banner Licano, Mesa, AZ;  Pamela Treischel, Tumwater, WA;  George Stenberg, Liiliwaup, WA: Clay Braun, JBLM, WA; Joe Drelling, Steilacoom, WA; Wes Sewall, JBLM, WA; Pablo Monroy, Bonney Lake, WA; Jacques Star, Dallas, TX; Olga Zuyev, Tacoma, WA, Laomar Quiros, JBLM, WA
Pete searching for and finding female wolf eel in den at Sund Rock, South Wall
Courtesy Lloyd Mullen
Underwater tour at Sunnyside Beach, Steilacoom, WA
Courtesy Jacques Star, Dallas, TX
Redondo Beach, Des Moines, WA, Puget Sound
Unedited video of a sixgill shark that "attacked" me on 24JUL2020.  The "attack" occurs at the 10 second mark when the shark decided that I had bothered it enough and it smacks me with its tail fin as it leaves.
The screaming you hear at the end is me, being VERY excited. John Gemin