Hi, my name is Bruce Brown, a PADI Master Instructor with over 30 years of diving experience. I started diving in mid 1979 after years of watching Flipper and Jacque Cousteau on TV and begging my parents to let me go diving (they never would). They kept telling me I could go diving when I could afford to pay for it myself and drive myself to the lessons. Then the movie JAWS came out which really excited me about learning to dive (I am a SHARK fanatic). When I turned 16 I brought the required forms home for my parents to sign, bought my own gear, and signed up & paid for scuba lessons and a dive trip to Panama City. The rest is “history”.
I received my Divemaster certification in early 1982 and in October of the same year became a PADI instructor at the world renowned PADI College in San Diego, California. I immediately began training divers to learn and experience the world I love. I truly love showing people the beauties of the underwater world and seeing that first smile after taking those first breaths underwater!
My passion is BIG ANIMALS and photography. I love diving with sharks and jump in the water at every opportunity to dive with these beautiful and magnificent animals. They are so graceful and completely non-threatening to divers but so misunderstood by the general public. I take every opportunity to try and educate people about sharks to dispel their unwarranted fear of these beautiful creatures.
Please come and join me on an unforgettable and life changing journey into the world of SCUBA diving and photography. I can show you things that the rest of the world will never see, understand, or know exists! JOIN THE ADVENTURE!!! Learn to dive today!!
Dave Gigowski is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. His real job is with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) during the week and on weekends he teaches scuba at Wet Set Scuba
Dave’s interest in scuba diving began with TV show titled “Sea Hunt” starring Lloyd Bridges. In 1969 he and a few high school buddies received their open water certifications. He spent three years diving in Lake Michigan and various in-land lakes around the state of Michigan. Dave found his way to Atlanta by means of Georgia Tech where he graduated with a degree in civil engineering. It was through engineering and his interest in the ocean that caused him to return to scuba diving.
In 1992 Dave had an assignment for the FAA to site navigational aids in the Bahamas. It was during this time that he developed a close friendship with a family that owned two houses on the island of San Salvador. In the summer of 1994 he visited them on San Salvador and went snorkeling. While snorkeling, he decided to get back into scuba. Upon returning he re-obtained his open water certification in December 1994. In April 1996, he completed his Advance Open Water Course through Wet Set Scuba with Bruce Brown in the Bahamas.
He enjoyed the class and trip so much that he continued his diver education with Wet Set Scuba becoming a Master Scuba Diver in April 1997. After becoming a Master Scuba Diver, he obtained additional specialty certifications because the more he learned the more comfortable he felt diving. Shortly thereafter, he entered the Dive Master program and completed that in March 1999. It was during this time that he discovered that he enjoyed helping others learn to dive and decided to become an Open Water Instructor. He obtained his Open Water Instructor certification later in 1999.
WELCOME TO DIVING!!!!