Bil was a dive instructor at our local shop Capilano Divers in North Vancouver and was always in good cheer. I still remember talking to him one day when he was very enthusiastic about doing a cave diving training course in Florida. He ended up falling in love with cave diving and packed his bags for Mexico. I did run into him from time to time again and heard about his adventures as a cave diving instructor. Unfortunately the opportunity to join him never presented itself, yet I always looked to Bil as a person who followed a dream and through hard work became an accomplished cave diver and instructor. He was an inspiration to me and demonstrated that it is important to follow your dreams.