Certifications are earned BUT not guaranteed

Your instructor is a member of an elite organization founded in 2021 to improve technical diving education. NASTD members pride themselves on their professionalism and the quality of the brand. 


To be certified as a NASTD diver means earning your certification. Certifications are not guaranteed, You pay for the instructor's time, experience and knowledge. If your skills or attitude toward safety is lacking, you may not qualify for a NASTD diver or pro level certification. Trace will try to provide 100% quality satisfaction. You provide the ability and attitude to be a real diver. 



WORLD RECORD CAVE DIVER

CASEY MCKINLAY, WKPP PROJECT DIRECTOR

TRAINING ELITE DIVERS SINCE 1989

it all started with one dive

"If you want to challenge yourself - no matter how certified you think you are - Trace is the man."

Testimonials

Scuba Coach Trace

Worldwide

I have taught students in 9 countries. Care to make it 10? 

Sean manni, trimix student

​owner/operator of the jersey dragon

FLORIDA

Cave Diver Training in High Springs; Sport & Tech in the FL Keys

1000 Islands

Tech & Wreck Training in Alexandria Bay, NY

Pennsylvania

Sport Diver Training in Richland, PA at Willow Springs. 

  • PERFECT SAFETY RECORD

  • FREEDIVING COURSES

  • BEGINNER & ADVANCED COURSES

  • TECHNICAL & CAVE DIVING COURSES

  • SKILL COACHING

  • InSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT

Thanks for Stopping by

I wish to thank all of my students, friends, and fellow dive professionals who have supported me over the years. You may notice that I am not currently an instructor with any recognized agency. After 30 years as an instructor with PDIC, SDI, TDI, and PSAI, and having served on the RSTC, and as the training director of PDIC and PSAI, I'm finally starting my own agency with my business partner, Jason Tully. He's the money. I'm not sure who is the brains. I'm the experience. We are working hard to launch the National Association of Solo & Team Divers (NASTD). I just spent the summer torturing myself while writing our fitness standards. That's right. We have fitness standards. 


"Trace, I'm impressed! You ride my scooter like she's your bitch, not mine."

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” 
                                                                                - Vince Lombardi

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