DAN Examiner #5446 Wayne Mulford
phone: (302) 793-1161e-mail: wayne.mulford@bloomenergy.com
Wayne Mulford began diving more than 30 years ago at the start of his military career. Part of his training with the military was to dive all the major bodies of water throughout the world in various conditions with his units dive team and other military organizations.

Wayne experienced extreme situations where his excellent training and continuing education resulted in positive outcomes, both in and out of the water, thus education and training have always been imperative priorities. Of all the skills obtained in the military, Wayne will tell you that diving is the only one that he continues with.

During the 1990’s while on assignment to the Middle East, Wayne was able to further his personal teaching skills and credentials. He had the opportunity to teach diving to US / collection forces in the area, enabling him to gain a wider variety of teaching diving skills and techniques. He also taught people of different cultures to dive in languages other than English.

Wayne became a PADI Course Director and EFR Instructor Trainer in 1999, and has been DAN Instructor since 1994, and a DAN Examiner since 2008. Wayne holds undergraduate degrees from both Widener University and Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) and an MBA from Wesley College.

As for Wayne’s medical training, he is an EMT-B, and he keeps his medical skills current by running with his local Fire Departments Rescue Squad.

Wayne is also the training Officer for the City of Chester’s Police Department’s Search and Rescue Dive Team; covering the many local Pennsylvania water ways as well as the Delaware River.

Wayne is a partner in a local dive store and a very active Instructor teaching all levels of diver training, particularly the DAN curriculum.

The skills that Wayne has acquired over the past 25 years as an Instructor have been invaluable to him when teaching scuba diving and diving related skills to both new divers and Instructors.

Wayne’s philosophy is that you should learn something from each student, and every Instructor in every class you participate in or teach.

When Wayne is not teaching, he enjoys wreck and night diving particularly when he is able to dive with his wife a fellow PADI Instructor and his children.