Rich Synowiec  Photo Courtesy of NW Divers

Rich Synowiec Photo Courtesy of NW Divers

Rich Synowiec is a full time Scuba Professional and twenty plus year veteran of the dive industry. Owner of Divers Incorporated in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Rich is a PADI Master Instructor and PADI TecTrimix instructor. Rich also hosts DiverSync, a weekly scuba podcast where he spends time discussing scuba topics, travel, local adventures and things going on in the diving industry. Rich has been a Great Lakes shipwreck enthusiast most of his life and spends any free time, diving, taking underwater photos, and enjoying life with his wife, twin daughters and his dogs.

 Please visit his shop if you are ever in the Ann Arbor area.  They can and will do everything in their power to ensure they make your first or thousandth dive is the absolute best.


 Andy Morrison  Photo Courtesy of Andy Morrison

Andy Morrison Photo Courtesy of Andy Morrison

Andy Morrison is a great friend of ours that also happens to be an award-winning photojournalist at the Blade in Toledo, Ohio.  A native of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Andy holds a trimix scuba diving rating and specializes in photographing shipwrecks of the Great Lakes and the people who explore them.  Please visit his site to see some of the wonderful photographs that he takes.


 Cheryl Patterson  Photo Courtesy of Deep Blue Adventures

Cheryl Patterson Photo Courtesy of Deep Blue Adventures

We exclusively use Deep Blue Adventures for all of our travel needs.  We were introduced to them through Diver's Incorporated have been pleased with them ever since.  Cheryl has a very interesting past and one that allows her to offer an amazing travel experience.  Cheryl was born and raised in London, England, and has been an avid traveler since visiting Venice at the age of 8. During her school years, she traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Mediterranean and her early passion for travel romanced her into earning a degree in Travel & Tourism with distinctions at age 18.

Cheryl's career has taken her from travel agencies and tour operators in the UK to American Airlines in the US. It was while in Tucson, Arizona, that she first gave scuba a try, and in a breath, her second passion was born. She went on to earn her instructor certificate in order to share her love for diving with others.

Cheryl recognized a large gap in these industries when it came to providing full customer service and an honest and quality product to scuba enthusiasts. Between travel and diving, it seemed only natural to combine her two passions into one, and thus, Deep Blue Adventures, Cheryl's highly successful dive travel company, was created. Cheryl’s deep love for the sport fuels her goal to provide the scuba community properly and completely, and at the same time show that above and below and everywhere in between, there is an untold story to share with the planet.  You can follow her photography and diving experiences by following her blog.