A true north Florida Native, Ryan’s extreme passion and love for the ocean started at an early age. Spearfishing & surfing before he memorized his multiplication tables, Ryan learned his way around docks and boat ramps while other kids learned their way on the neighborhood playgrounds. Ryan grew up as a 2nd generation dive instructor utilizing freediving for hunting, underwater photography & reef research. After transitioning from Ocean Rescue Lifeguard for the city to assisting his father in instructing scuba diving for students, he came to the realization that he wanted to make his passion into a career. He pursed this dream and after much hard work, his father and him seized the opportunity to open up a family dive shop, The Dive Source, located in St. Augustine, Florida. Ryan now owns/runs SAVAGE DIVING & teaches Freediving, Spearfishing & Reef Research while running Spearfishing excursions throughout Florida & The Bahamas.
Ryan is a Master Freedive Instructor, Emergency First Responder Instructor, Dive Master, USCG Captain, United States Lifeguard Association Lifetime Member, North Florida Reef Research Team Founder/President & Commercial Spearo.