Bruce Wicklund began diving under the ice at the University of Alaska. After attending marine studies at Fullerton and Orange Coast Colleges, he graduated as a commercial diver from the College of Oceaneering. His diving career includes the University of Southern California R/V Velero IV, Los Angeles Harbor Department and the R/V Hughes Glomar Explorer. He has been a PADI Instructor for over 25 years and is a resident crew member at the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber. Bruce has lived at Catalina Island for over 15 years, assisting boaters as a Harbor Patrolman. Bruce is the author of the Boating & Diving Catalina Island and is currently involved in video production.