The day began as many days begin, a group of strangers boarding a craft, assembling their equipment, making introductions, listening to safety briefings. What this group of thrill seekers didn’t know was that they were bound for Glory. Yes, the kind of experience that sends one away a different man (or woman), one who wears […]
About Kendal Vercoe
Kendal was born and raised in Portland, Maine. Growing up in a traditionally nautical New England family, children are made into capable mariners as soon as they can throw a line. As such, Kendal was captaining his first boat on the “Downeast” coast of Maine by the age of 12. At 13, he began diving during one of the many family ventures out of the country during his youth. Spending much of his early years on and in the water, he developed a passion for the ocean and a profound respect for its power and its beauty, a passion matched only by his love for his beautiful wife Davy and his compulsion for traveling.
Naturally, Kendal began seeking a means to combine his interests with a career at 19, and moved to Sydney, Australia to learn how to teach SCUBA and became a PADI MSDT. Over the following decade, Kendal used his skills as a dive instructor and a mariner to not only become a 100 ton US Coast Guard Captain, an Australian Master Class 5 for shipping and trade, and a licensed Marine Engineer, but also to travel the world. He has lived and worked as Captain and/or Instructor in Indonesia, Thailand, the Bahamas, Kauai, Vietnam, Puerto Rico including the Mona Isles, the US Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic, Australia and New Zealand.
Through his many miles at sea at the helm of a wide range of vessels, Kendal has had the good fortune to receive the experience one gets by spending years at sea, and the knowledge and skill it has afforded him are an asset he values greatly. At the same time, being responsible for the training and supervision of literally tens of thousands of divers from an expansively diverse cultural mix, Kendal has developed into an effective, observant and extremely adaptable Instructor.
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Weather Conditions: NE Trade Winds 15 knts, seas 1-3 ft, Sunny Dive Sites: LCU, Fantasea Reef Diving Conditions: Light current, 100 ft. vis This is a preview of DIVE REPORT- Maunalua Bay Diving at its Best. Read the full post