CAPTAIN TOM HALFORD:
Captain Tom has been in Key West and on the surrounding waters full time since 1975. His occupational experiences have included treasure diving, Dive Control Officer/ scuba instructor of the Florida Keys Marine Institute, owner/operator of the 36′ sailing catamaran “Chariot”, operator of various dive boats for “Dive Key West” and owner / operator of Easy Day Charters. Qualifications have included US Coast Guard 100 ton Master license, YMCA/NAUI scuba instructor and Florida state EMT certification.
The idea for Easy Day Charters was started as many of Capt. Tom’s customers, who loved the water asked “what do you do on you days off?” The many stories of the different adventures and the variety of things to do – all of them off of the beaten path, entertained many and the common question was – how can I do that?
There was born the concept of introducing the passengers to the back country and allowing them to put together a dream list of how to disappear into the back country and plan any and all of the activates that interest them. Call it family fun, an adventure, a learning experience, call it whatever you like, this is a magic day and a truly easy day!
CAPTAIN WADE BUNTING:
Easy Day Charters welcomes back Capt. Wade Bunting! Capt. Tom and Capt. Wade have worked together on and off for the past 20 years captaining dive boats, sailboats and the “Easy Day” – all on local Key West waters. Capt. Wade has also delivered yachts throughout the Caribbean.
Capt. Wade has been both a student and instructor at East Carolina University. As a Naui Scuba Instructor Capt. Wade taught Scuba and was instrumental in developing the Dive Safety Manual at ECU. As a student Capt. Wade studied Maritime History and u/w archeology.
Easy Day Charters is proud to have Capt. Wade on board and truly brings the professionalism and family friendly service our passengers have come to expect.