For as long as I can remember, I have always been crazy about being on the ocean. When other kids were playing with trucks and army men, I was playing with outboard motor parts and fishing gear. I shocked my school guidance counselor by breaking a string of “I want to be a policeman, fireman or shortstop”…with the charter boat captain. He, of course, tried to dissuade me, however, while still a teenager; I acquired my Coast Guard Captains License. I worked as a commercial fisherman through my youth. My first diving certificate was in 1974 with the YMCA. My brother and I survived a wild diving youth in the northeast Atlantic. A typical outing involved running off-shore to Maine and then returning after dark through one of the most treacherous inlets in Massachusetts.
Danny was born Caymanian and made his first dive on the north wall when he was just 11 years old. He started working for CMD on a part-time basis when he was 15. After graduating high school he became a PADI divemaster and acquired his captain’s ticket. He worked full time for 2 years before starting at University. Danny remained close to the business and worked during all of his breaks which, remarkably these days, allowed him to pay for his 5 years of studies. Since graduating from the from Georgia Southern University he is back full time. Although just 25, he already has 10 years experience and thousands of dives under his belt. His keen knowledge of tropical marine fauna and ecosystem make him a tremendous asset to CMD as a naturalist.