Born in the Czech Republic, Michal started diving in 1996. In 1998 he moved to the USA and in 2001 became Open Water Instructor in Destin Florida. Michal's passion for technical and cave diving lead him to Edd Sorenson and Cave Adventurers to teach the art of safe cave and technical diving. In free time Michal likes to explore the caves and wrecks of the North West Florida Panhandle.
Michal's teaching style is detail oriented and safety focused. His attention to detail and high standards ensure that his students are achieving their peak level of performance. His students leave their courses armed with the skills and confidence needed to excel in the challenging environments they will face.
PSAI FULL CAVE INSTRUCTOR
PSAI MULTI STAGE CAVE INSTRUCTOR
PSAI TRIMIX I AND II INSTRUCTOR
PSAI EXTENDED RANGE NITROX INSTRUCTOR
PSAI ADVANCED NITROX INSTRUCTOR
PSAI OVERHEAD SIDEMOUNT INSTRUCTOR
PSAI SIDEMOUNT INSTRUCTOR
PSAI OVERHEAD DPV INSTRUCTOR
PSAI GAS BLENDER INSTRUCTOR
TDI ADVANCED TRIMIX INSTRUCTOR
TDI FULL CAVE INSTRUCTOR
TDI EXTENDED RANGE INSTRUCTOR
TDI SIDEMOUNT INSTRUCTOR
TDI ADVANCED GAS BLENDING INSTRUCTOR
TDI CAVE DPV INSTRUCTOR
SDI SOLO DIVER INSTRUCTOR
PADI/DSAT TEC TRIMIX INSTRUCTOR
PADI/DSAT TEC DEEP INSTRUCTOR
PADI/DSAT TEC SIDEMOUNT INSTR
PADI/DSAT SIDEMOUNT INSTRUCTOR
PADI/DSAT TEC GAS BLENDER INSTRUCTOR
PADI IDC STAFF INSTRUCTOR
PADI MASTER SCUBA DIVER TRAINER
PADI SPECIALTY INSTRUCTOR
Serafino grew up in the waters of California and the Mediterranean and was exposed from an early age to the diverse life and vast wonders of the ocean. As a boy, he would spend an entire day snorkeling and free diving to explore the various creatures living in the nooks and crevices of the underwater world. This love matured along with him and he became a certified SCUBA diver at the age of 15 and finally a PADI instructor thirteen years later.
His love for photography emerged after spending many years assisting his professional photographer father during photoshoots and learning the skills of the trade. The passion for photography also grew during his teen years filming and shooting Parkour practitioners. Always with a camera in hand, Serafino has honed his ability to capture moments above and below water.
His style relies on the classic photography process with minimal post-processing that can interfere with showing the ocean life as is. The style is meticulous, unique, and refined to create a true emotional connection between the viewer and the world around them.