Derek started his diving career in Japan and embraced it wholeheartedly. Derek enjoys the mysteries encountered in night diving as well as introducing new divers to the wonders of the ocean through teaching Open Water. Some of Derek's favorite dives sites are in Asia (the Ryukyu Islands, Chuuk Lagoon, and Palau). Here Locally, Derek enjoys diving ledges and looking for sharks! When Derek isn't diving, he enjoys exploring the great outdoors and playing online games (when the weather is bad).