Meet Henry “Red” Godin from Rhode Island. Red is the owner of Giant Stride Dive Shop and a passionate wreck diver who loves his Greenforce torch for looking in the small holes that marine life hide in.
Full Name: HENRY “RED” GODIN
Live In: Rhode Island
Working For: Giant Stride Dive Shop (owner/operator/divedrone)
Diver Qualifications: Trimix, Cave, Divemaster
When and where did you start diving?
2002 in RI
Why did you start diving?
I had a lifelong love of the Ocean and wanted to start a new adventure.
What made you choose to become a dive professional?
I wanted to be more involved in Scuba Diving with my LDS and take it to the next level.
Which is your favorite dive site and why?
There are so many but Truk Lagoon is my favorite because wrecks are my passion.
What has been the most memorable dive of your life and why?
My most memorable dive was on the Andria Doria celebrating my friend, Gary Gentile’s 200th dive on it. I recovered a hand painted cheese platter as well as hand painted china.
Who is your dream dive buddy?
What dive locations are on your dream “bucket list” and why?
Galapagos Islands, Bikini Island, Phuket
What is on your bedside table right now?
A glass lamp filled with shed sharks teeth, sea shells, coral, and dried starfish and seahorses found on the beach.
What is your favorite piece of diving equipment and why?
My Greenforce canister light because it lets me see through the darkness in caves, wrecks and small holes that marine life hide in.
If you were to launch a campaign to raise awareness on a specific issue that affects divers, the oceans or marine life, what issue would you target and why?
Ocean pollution and plastics that aren’t biodegradable and never break down contributing to the death of sea birds, turtles, fish and marine mammals.
Where will you be in 10 years and what will you be doing?
I’ll still be at my Giant Stride Dive Shop living the dive life, taking people on Trips, Charters and introducing new divers to our awesome oceans.