Jim’s love of archaeology finally led him to shipwrecks in 1980. In 1981, while a member of the National Park Service, he was sent to the nearby Presidio of San Francisco to learn how to dive with US Army dive instructor Lawrence “Dutch” Bowen. Bowen taught Jim that there “are old divers and there are bold divers, but there are no old, bold divers.” Dutch’s training has kept Jim alive in a number of tight spots over the years.