Brian “Pat” Kipf
Pat discovered diving on his 50th birthday while doing a Snuba excursion in the Keys. Returning home, he took open water classes at DiVentures in Springfield, open water dives in the Keys and by his 53rd birthday was a certified PADI Divemaster with plans to move to the ocean and use his new skills to share his love of diving with others. Before he could implement his plan he was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and quickly lost the use of his left arm and leg.
The love of water and desire to continue to dive and share the wonders of scuba diving brought him to Dive Pirates. Pat is working with assisted dive instructors at the local DiVentures to re-enter the scuba diving experience and hopes to continue toward becoming an assistant instructor in assisted diving.