I was born in Bakersfield, Ca. However I grew up in Southern Africa. I was named after John Chilembwe. I completed my 'O' level exams when I was 16 years old and returned to the United States to get an American High School diploma. After graduation I joined the U.S. Coast Guard and spent four years doing search and rescue on the Northern California coast.
I attended commercial diving school in Long beach California, after completing school I was looking for a job when hurricane Andrew hit. I hurried to Louisiana where I was put to work offshore just a day after arriving. I worked the next few years as a tender and commercial diver doing underwater construction on oil rigs, inspection of drinking water reservoirs and other underwater tasks. I was trained as a medic at commercial dive school and Global divers continued my training to become hyperbaric medic trained as well as a certified DMT. I’ve also worked as an EMT, a security guard and as a Medical Assistant.
I started programming on a friends zx-spectrum computer in basic. In high school I moved on to programming basic and machine language programs on a commodore-64. Then for several years I hardly used computers, until about 1990 when I bought a 486. Since then I have learned to use Linux and have configured several servers that I use at home as a hobby. I also use windows for playing games.
I first wrote a web page in 1995. That was the start of CaptNemo's home- a single page composed of a mess of links and graphics. It evolved to My old page and then into what is today- my domain name at CaptNemo's Home
Drinking water resevoir inspection with a miller helmet, Long Beach
Sail boat inspection using a hookah rig.
Article from Signal Hill during inspections of the drinking water reservoirs
. Fort Bragg Advocate article about a busy time at Noyo Harbour.
Guadalajara MURAL article about tourists in Guadalajara.
Guadalajara Autonomo University article about students studying Spanish.