Carl Fast – Repair Technician
Carl Fast got into diving as a family activity with his daughter. The two of them began to dive on many of our store trips, weekly dives and weekly dive charters, Carl kept advancing his skills and knowledge through the PADI system of diver education through continuing education and did a lot of active diving in the process with friends and family.
Upon successful completion of Rescue Diver, Carl got the diving bug and wanted to share his love of the sport with others. After Divemastering for us for over a year, Carl became a PADI Instructor and has been teaching with us since 2013, now that he’s a “Grandpa” he’s retired from teaching but hanging out in the store fixing regs as the most attentive service technician we’ve seen.
Carl’s maintained his Divemaster rating to assist in courses and help out and hang out when he can.
A little Q&A with Carl:
Q: What is your next personal or professional dive training goal?
A: I would like to complete my NAUI Intro to Tech course.
Q: What spot is on your dive bucket list?
A: I feel fortunate that I have been able to dive the top one on my bucket list…Socorro Island, MX. I am also looking forward to getting back to Roatan.
Q: What’s one piece of dive gear you can NOT live without and why?
A: My backplate…went back to jacket to do Instructor course…nowhere near as comfortable as my backplate or easy to control buoyancy