Say hello to today’s featured diver, Nick Fazah. Nick is a partner at East Coast Divers in Boston Massachusetts who started diving at age 13 and counts an encounter with a humpback whale as the most memorable dive of his life so far!
Full Name: Nick Fazah
Live In: Boston, Ma
Working For: East Coast Divers
Diver Qualifications: International Freediving Training Director for SSI. SSI Scuba Instructor Trainer.
When and where did you start diving?
I started diving in the UK when I was 13 years old. I did my original cert dives at Stoney Cove in Leicester, UK.
Why did you start diving?
I was part of the British Army cadet force and they had an opportunity to learn to dive. I always loved being in the water, and jumped at the chance.
What made you choose to become a dive professional?
I was working on the south coast of England at a kids adventure center when I got certified to teach snorkeling through BSAC. It was so much fun I knew I wanted to take it to the next step and teach diving to people around the world.
Which is your favourite dive site and why?
My absolute favourite dive site would have to be the Patriot in the Stellwagon Bank in NE. It’s a great little wreck at 100′ that’s absolutely covered in fish and the last time I was diving on it I encountered a 40′ humpback whale in the water.