Jim grew up on the west side of Columbus, Ohio. He started diving in 2011, so he and his wife could enjoy a hobby together as a team. They both love the Caribbean and wanted to see more of the underwater world. His favorite dive course he has taken so far is the Wreck Diver course, taught by none other than the owner of Columbus Scuba, Andy Silverman. He aspires to continue to dive for fun and enjoy the sport.