About a Retired Sailor

Welcome to Scuba Diving Gear. We are here to help you acquire the needed gear for your underwater adventures.


My name is Shawn. I am retired sailor from the United States Navy. I spent nine and a half years as an Aviation Electronics Tech. While I was in the Navy I learned to Scuba Dive and became a Rescue Diver through PADI. I have dived in the warm waters of the Caribbean, Guam, as well as the cold waters in the Pacific Northwest.

As a kid from the Mid-West United States I was never much for swimming. I was absolutely terrible at it, in fact I sunk like a rock. I never thought that I would be able to dive under the water and enjoy myself as much as I have.

Now I want to give back and help others experience the underwater worlds that I have.


I want to help people get acquainted with the water and have fun doing so. Under the sea is an amazing place to dive. It is like adventuring into a whole new world. I want people to explore a new place and be safe doing it.

From the time you select your first snorkel to the wet/dry suit you pick out everything is going to be a snap. I want to give back to the people that have helped me become an experienced diver and show others that it is a great time to be had.


The purpose of Scuba Diving Gear is to get you set up for all water adventures whether they be on top of the water or down in the depths of Davie Jones’ Locker.

Getting the right gear is important and having the right skill set for the adventures you seek. I will be able to get you in touch with the right equipment for all your diving needs.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,


Founder of Scuba Diving Gear


6 Replies to “About a Retired Sailor”

  1. Shawn,
    The waters off of Guam are the bluest waters I have ever swam in. I guess it is because it gets so deep so fast. I never scuba dived there, just swam off the coast as a kid.
    Keep up the information, it will help those who have not seen the wonders of the world that is below the surf.

  2. Thank you for sharing the information. What do you tell people that have a fear of this activity? I have been snorkeling but I have found that to be intimidating as well.

    1. I would say to try the discover scuba course. This way you can attempt scuba diving in basically a crash course. This way you are able to see if you are comfortable in the water or if you just want to stick with snorkeling. The biggest part is to just relax, float along the water, and enjoy the view. Being relaxed in the water will help you get over your fear. Good question!

  3. What an amazing journey you had throughout your career and life experience. I hope to have that one day soon. Sounds like you have a lot of experience especially being from the Navy. Kudos to you and this informative website.

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