Terry Boroff has been diving since 1991 when he earned his original open water certification through Aqua Hut in Toledo, Ohio. His 30-year diving career spans recreational and public safety instruction, dive shop owner, law enforcement diver, and a retired Navy Reserve Ordnance Clearance Diver. He holds current certifications as a SDI/ERDI/FRTI Instructor, Paramedic, OUPV Captain, and a Diving Medical Technician.
Scott Hurley and I opened ADDventures In Diving in 2003 as a private Scuba instruction company operating out of my garage. While still staying actively involved in our medical field jobs, we steadily expanded our clientele mainly through word of mouth. By the second year, we bought our portable Alkin compressor and started to sell gear out of the "Garage Shop."
In 2009, I decided that we had outgrown the garage and our name; so we moved to 222 Varnfield Drive in the Town of Summerville. Lowcountry Diving LLC would form a strong partnership with local community divers and public safety diving agencies. Our gear lines offered expanded rapidly along with sales and services. Yet, through the years, I realized that we were always primarily instructors at heart; and not as energetic on the business side of owning a dive shop.
At the end of 2015 after much prayer and consultation with family and friends, I made the difficult decision to close the shop at Varnfield Drive and move Lowcountry Diving LLC back to the garage it was born in. I gave up most of the gear lines that we had so heavily invested in; and at the same time made a local Scout troop extremely happy with a donated Bauer Compressor and air cascade system! I have no regrets though, and enjoyed the blessing and experience of running a retail dive store. Thankfully, we're still pumping air from that original Alkin compressor; while best of all, back to our love of just plain teaching SCUBA!
Thanks for checking us out! Terry Boroff
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