Our Professional Development Team

Graham C. Hufford

graham@beyondlandadventures.com
PADI Course Director
Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer
Divers Alert Network Instructor Trainer
PSI Tank Visual Inspector

Graham became a certified diver in 1987 and has been teaching diving since 1990. He has a passion for diver education that drove him to becoming a PADI Course Director. Graham has taught many instructor candidates and has a reputation for exceptional instructor development.  Graham has trained dive professionals who train divers all over the world, some of candidates have even gone on to become Course Directors themselves!

Anirudh Ramkumar (Kumar)

kumar@beyondlandadventures.com
PADI Master Instructor
Emergency First Response Instructor
PSI Tank Visual Inspector

Kumar, as he is known in the dive world, is a PADI Master Instructor. After graduating with a degree in finance, he came to diving for fun and ended up loving it so much, he rearranged his life around diving. As a PADI Master Instructor, Kumar teaches all levels of divers and assists with the Instructor Development Course.  He specializes in instructing divers about the Business of Diving and how to make their passion a career.

William Banks

willie@beyondlandadventures.com
PADI IDC Staff Instructor
Emergency First Response Instructor

Willie retired from the Navy as a medic in 2007. His kids had graduated high school and out of the house and he knew it was his time to dive. He took an Open Water class a month after retirement and hasn’t stopped since. His commitment to himself to travel to exotic places has proven true with over 2,000 dives all over the world. His top 5 destinations are Grand Caymens, Roatan, Okinawa, Cozumel and Costa Rica. He enjoys sharing his passion for diving with new and experienced divers in hopes they catch the scuba bug. In addition to diving his other hobbies include off roading, triathlons, camping and just enjoying the outdoors. His number one item on his bucket list is to dive under the ice. In professional development, Willie specializes in educating divers on the effective use of social media as a customer relations management tool and outreach platform.

Seth Tufvesson

seth@beyondlandadventures.com
PADI IDC Staff Instructor
Emergency First Response Instructor

Seth began his dive journey years ago and has dove all over the world. He especially loves diving on wrecks and hopes to explore many new waters in the years to come! Having spent years splitting his time between being a Marine Corps officer and Diver, Seth moved into the dive world full time in 2019 and now focuses on dive professional development. Known for his incredible calm under pressure and positive attitude, Seth is loved by his students. 

Michael Sasso

mike@beyondlandadventures.com
PADI IDC Staff Instructor
Emergency First Response Instructor
PSI Tank Visual Inspector

Mike started diving when he was 11 years old and has not stopped since. An avid diver who loves showing people what makes the underwater world so exceptional, Mike became an instructor to follow his passion. Mike loves to learn how things work, which turned into a talent for repairing regulators. In addition to working as Beyond Land Adventures Store Manager, Mike heads up the repair department. Mike has a deep-seated desire to learn and is constantly exploring new forms of diving and new underwater adventures!