Rick Troutte



I started diving in 2006 when a friend asked if my sons and I might be interested in continuing scouting with Venture Crew 1020 which was focusing on Scuba. I didn’t know when to stop training and the next thing you know, I was an instructor. Now the boys are grown and my daughter is my Venture Crew and dive buddy.

What made you want to teach scuba diving?
It started out as a way to be able to introduce scouts to scuba. Then I decided I loved the underwater world so much I wanted to introduce as many people as I could to it.

What is your favorite place to scuba dive?
Are you kidding me? The dives just keep getting better and better. I’ll let you know right after….no, probably not then either.

What is your favorite specialty to teach?
Peak Performance Buoyancy, Navigation, Naturalist, Night, ……….that’s just one right?

Do you have any future diving plans?
Yes, every chance I get. When was the last time you were in CZM?

What do you do on your off-time?
Hunting, golf, anything outdoors.

INSTRUCTOR RATING:
• Master Scuba Diver Trainer
• EFR Instructor
• DAN Instructor
• HSA Instructor

COURSES I TEACH:
Advanced Open Water
DAN Advanced Oxygen Provider for Divers
DAN AED for Scuba Diving
Project AWARE - Fish Identification
DAN Basic Life Support Pro
Boat Diver
Bubblemaker
Care For Children with AED
Project AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation Diver
Deep Diver
Digital Underwater Photographer
Discover Scuba Diving
Discover Snorkeling
Divemaster
Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver
Drift Diver
Dry Suit Diver
Emergency First Response Provider
Enriched Air Diver
Equipment Specialist
Junior Open Water
DAN Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
Master Scuba Diver
Night Diver
DAN On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers
Open Water Diver
DAN Oxygen Provider for Divers
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Project AWARE Specialist
Rescue Diver
Scuba Reviews
Seal Team
Search and Recovery Diver
Underwater Naturalist
Underwater Navigator
Wreck Diver