Art joined the club in 1975 and was certified as an ACUC Open Water Diver in 1976. He has since completed Rescue Diver, Equipment Specialist, TDI Nitrox Diver and Divemaster (1996) certifications as well as the DAN Diving Emergency Management Program - including Basic Lifesupport for Dive Professionals, Advanced Oxygen Provider, Automated External Defibrialltor (AED) and Neurological Examiniation, and therefore recognized as a DAN Diving Emergency Specialist .

Art has always indicated a love of diving, and "while some sites are better than others overall I like all dives." Art also loves skiing and has been a ski patroller for 10 years.