My NAUI Bio
Neal is a native of East Tennessee, where he lived until enlisting in the Army at age 18. He served three years active duty as a paratrooper and deployed for combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Neal also attended East Carolina University earning a Bachelors Degree in Business Management. While at ECU, he completed the NAUI Scuba Instructor Course.
For several years, Neal has been working in the scuba industry instructing students and crewing on charter boats in North Carolina. He also spent time living and teaching diving on the island of Utila, Honduras. Neal loves being underwater and believes that North Carolina has some of the best marine life and wreck diving in the world. His other interests include freediving, spearfishing, technical diving, surfing, and encouraging marine conservation.
Neal is currently a NAUI Instructor Trainer. He is certified in apnea/freediving, various scuba specialties, decompression diving, and tri-mix diving.