Merritt Talbot got certified as a scuba diver when he was 13 years old. His instructor was the late Harry Caldwell, founder of Harry’s Dive Shop. Today, Merritt is one of our great scuba instructors whose enjoyment and appreciation of the sport speaks loud and clear. When Merritt was a young boy, he dreamed of being on Oceanographer. His favorite movie is Jaws, while his favorite music is Earth, Wind and Fire. As his claim to fame, Merritt remembers eating his first raw oyster while standing on the bar at Compagno’s Restaurant at the tender age of one. His favorite marine creature is the shark and his most memorable diving experience was the trip he took to Grand Cayman in July 2012. Merritt’s hobbies include fishing, hunting, sailing and skiing. He enjoys teaching all aspects of scuba from the entry level through the Stress and Rescue Course.