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Grateful Diver’s
School of Diving

Bob (Grateful Diver) Bailey

NAUI Instructor 41751


What About Bob?

Taking that first breath off a scuba regulator in February 2001, I knew I had discovered something very special. I’ve since logged more than 2,500 dives … most of them here in Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands, and several places along the coastal waters of the Olympic Peninsula, British Columbia and Vancouver Island. I have also dived in California, Florida, Belize, Cozumel, Roatan, Bonaire, Hawaii, and Indonesia.

In 2003 I became a NAUI divemaster and spent the next year and a half working with several instructors learning how to teach classes, manage students, and help people improve their diving skills. In 2004 I became a NAUI instructor, and in 2006 a DAN instructor.

Besides teaching scuba, I enjoy underwater photography and technical diving. I am a NAUI Trimix 2 certified diver, and have explored many of the deep wrecks found in Puget Sound and Lake Washington. I have also pursued my passion to Florida, where I learned cave diving.

When I’m not teaching classes, I am usually either planning my next diving trip or just enjoying a local dive with my friends.

Diving for me isn’t just a recreational activity … it’s a way of life.