Everyone say "Hi!" to Chuck (picture on left), excuse him if he doesn't wave back, 'cause he is on rope at the beginning of an 876 foot Rappel on Bridge Day a few years back.

Chuck is one of our consultants and the webmaster for the shop. Chuck also is one of the rope instructors and course developers that teaches the high angle end of the world for the NRTI Programs offered through Hocking College. He is also one of the Certified SPRAT Technician that comes from the store. Chuck is a seasoned diver and deputy director for The Rome Township Special Operations Unit, as well. In his spare time from here, he is a professional firefighter with the city of Athens, aside from his obvious duties, he instructs CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid, Rope Rescue and anything else that may be in his realm of knowledge for the department.

Rumor has it that he recently had a dive that lasted 5 hours(!) (picture at lower right), although it was at the Ohio State University Hyperbaric Chamber on a table 6 profile. Chuck is able and willing to answer any of your questions that you may have on anything that we sell or do, so drop him a line if you would like.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This is a direct result of diving until your elbows hurt. This, as stated above, is a hyperbaric chamber at OSU Hospital in Columbus. This was considered an "undeserved hit". They term it that way for Chuck was well within his non-decompression limits and had no fast ascents. This is not the way to find out how beneficial being a DAN member is. If you ever wondered what a chamber ride cost... this one was over $4300. The DAN Preferred Membership costs $100 per year. I think he got his money's worth out of it.