Today is the next meet the crew post; we’re going to meet Jason La Due. Now, how I pulled this interview off was a little comical. I called him first thing Sunday morning, but he didn’t answer his phone. So I shot him a text telling him I was trying to call and interview him. By Sunday night still, no response so Dan had Carlene call him (I should mention I was with them at the time) and she told him I was trying to get ahold of him and then handed me the phone. I wasn’t quite prepared so I had to gather up my pen and paper, but by golly, being the blogger Dan claims I am, I got the interview done and here it is.
How did you get started diving?
We [the family] were going to Hawaii to watch my cousin play football and dad decided we needed to get certified to dive with my aunt and uncle. So I had to find a shop in Arizona to get certified at that would work around my work schedule.
How long have you been diving?
Since August 2003 (or as Mark was singing in the background since 1932…)
How many dives do you make in a typical year?
Oh, good golly. I don’t have a clue. That would require me to use a logbook like I’m supposed to. I don’t know, how many dives did your husband make last year? I’m pretty close to that.
What drew you into IT Tech (Information Technology)?
I’m not IT Tech, I’m just a web designer. You really should reword your question. Okay, how did you get involved in Web designing? I had a lot of spare time to kill when I was working on the road. I learned I was good at it so I rolled with it.
What other hobbies do you do besides diving?
Not much really, just working with websites. I’m kind of boring.
Where is your favorite place to dive?
(Dan: In the water) I really enjoy Cozumel with the clear water but really anywhere there are great people to hang out with between dives.
What is your most comical dive experience?
Watching Emma fall asleep feeding the fish at Mermet Springs in August 2013.