Ray Blanchard

NAUI Membership Origination: 12/31/1988
NAUI Membership Expiration: 12/31/2016
NAUI Membership Status: Active

NAUI Member Email: rayblanchard@alumni.ucr.edu
NAUI Member Phone: 301-631-2969

Courses I Teach

  • Scuba Diver
  • Adv Scuba Diver
  • Scuba Rescue Diver
  • Master Scuba Diver
  • Jr Scuba Diver
  • Jr Advanced Diver
  • CPR
  • Standard First Aid
  • AED
  • International Diver
  • Wreck Diver (External Survey)
  • Dry Suit Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Refresher Scuba
  • Search & Recovery Diver
  • Skin Diver
  • Training Assistant
  • U/W Photographer

  • My NAUI Bio

    First certified as a NAUI SCUBA Diver in 1978, I spent my high school and college years diving the beaches and Channel Islands of Southern California. During this time I met and married my favorite dive buddy, Cyndi, who shares my passion for diving and travel. My love of the underwater world and interest in sharing it with others led me to earn my NAUI Instructor rating in 1988. Since that time I have actively taught SCUBA diving in Southern California, Florida and Maryland. My diving career has taken me through Public Safety diving with the Riverside County, CA, Sheriff's Department, extensive cave and technical diving over the course of 11 years living in Gainesville, Florida (Go Gators!) as well as deep mixed gas wreck diving off the Mid-Atlantic Coast near my current home in Frederick, Maryland. 2013 ended with my wife & I going over to the silent side and becoming closed circuit rebreather divers on rEvo hCCRs.

    As part of my ongoing support for divers and SCUBA diving, I currently serve as the President of the Ocean Rovers SCUBA Club based out of the Brass Anchor SCUBA Center in Frederick. Also a member of the Olney SCUBA Adventure Dive Club, I teach SCUBA courses for them as part of the Montgomery County, Maryland, Department of Recreation's Aquatics Program.

    Throughout my diving career I have enjoyed many fun times, but they always start with preparations for safety. With this philosophy in mind, my wife & I believe that diving education should be FUN, but this can only be achieved by starting with SAFETY. Our experience and extensive knowledge of diving environments, techniques and science can provide a solid foundation for anyone looking to start or advance their SCUBA diving education.

    "Friends don't let friends dive air!"
    Nitrox all the way.

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