rick patton

PADI assistant Instructor #169746

If you've ever questioned how far MDS can take you, since 1995 Rick has earned over 20 distinctive specialties and a Master Scuba Diver rating, plus all of his professional designations, all of which were achieved through MDS. In addition to working with MDS, Rick has worked as a recovery diver, and a first mate/divemaster for a dive charter operation in Lake Superior.

Rick will tell you that he enjoys diving shipwrecks in the cold water of the Great Lakes; as much as he loves the macro life visible on a 35 foot deep coral reef, diving has something for everyone.


Diving Timeline

  • 1985 - First dive, Subic Bay R.P. (US Navy veteran)
  • 1991 - Started with MDS
  • 1999 - PADI Divemaster
  • 2007 - PADI Assistant Instructor 


Favorite Dive Destination

Every dive destination is awesome in its own way!