Bill Lamp'l

Bill Lamp'l


Grove Scuba

Miami, FL USA

You either have the time or the money. Right now, you might have the time, but not the money. Later in life, you might have the money, but not the time. I wanted to make sure time didn’t run out before it was too late to do something I love.


By Roadtrip Nation

Bill Lamp'l


My road in life took a while to figure out.
Born and raised in Atlanta, GA.
Attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received his Bachelor's degree in History, Technology, and Society—a degree that combined history, math, science, and engineering classes.
After graduating, he wanted to do something during the summer before he started law school, so he completed his divemaster and dive instructor certifications.
From then on, he continued diving regularly—says he always considered diving to be his back-up career.
Moved to Miami, FL, where he attended the University of Miami and received his PhD in law.
He practiced law for about a year and a half after graduating, but realized that it wasn’t his passion.
In 2006, he decided to follow through on his back-up career plan and opened Grove Scuba in Miami where he is a certified PADI Course Director and actively involved in diver safety training.
He is also passionate about traveling and underwater photography—his work has been published in National Geographic, Scuba Diving Magazine, Sport Diver, and more.
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High School
History, General
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
University of Miami
Scuba Instructor Trainer
CPR and First Aid Instructor Trainer



I own and operate a scuba diving shop in Miami.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Action Sports
Being Physically Active

Day to Day

My day typically involves checking in students and certified divers in the morning and diving with them in the ocean in the afternoon.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

You need to have a passion for this work. Take some intro to scuba diving classes to see if it is something that truly interests you. Getting certified is something that can benefit you in a variety of ways even if you don't pursue diving as a full time job.


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Diving for work is going to be less fun than diving as a hobby."

Challenges I Overcame

Work Stress

Interviewed By

Skill Powered

Skill Powered

Finding rewarding work without a four-year degree