Matt started diving in 1983 and dove on and off for a few years. He joined Columbus SCUBA Inc in 2012, because he wanted to get back into diving and get his daughter certified. They found their dive family with Columbus Scuba. For the past few years, Merz has been acting as surface support for CSI. He’s always lending a helping hand up at the quarry by grabbing spare equipment, getting instructors extra weights, and “ubering” people and equipment back and fourth from the campsite to the water during open water dives. He loves helping to ease students’ transitions from land to water in preparation for their dives. His goal as SCUBA support is to be as helpful as possible wherever needed.