aka "Scuba Dick"
PADI Master Instructor #8913
A scuba shop has always been the dream of Dick Smith, affectionately known as "Scuba Dick", since he made his first dive in a northern Minnesota lake in 1956. After finishing the Special Forces Underwater Operations Course his dream came to fruition when Scuba Dick, along with his wife Noreen, added a Scuba shop in the basement of WildCountry. Scuba Dick just made his 3000th dive in Raja Ampat, Indonesia on Jan 22, 2019. His passion for scuba and wanderlust for travel he has lead over 174 international trips form the Caribbean to the Pacific, Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. The travel section of Midwest Diving is a testimony to his undying thirst for tavel and Adventure!
1956 - First dive - hooked!
1978 - PADI Divemaster
1981 - PADI Instructor
Favorite Dive Destination
Raja Ampat and anywhere MDS is going next!
MS in Forestry - University of Illinois (OK, that didn't help a dive career much)
Ardent Packers fan
Author of several PADI Distinctive Specialties only available at MDS:
Golf Ball Diver
Fresh Water Jellyfish Diver
Underwater Metal Detector Diver