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The name Waterdogs is used in recognition of the Waterdogs Foundation. It was an institution established by Doug Morrissey to provide aquatic therapy in the form of snorkeling and SCUBA diving for critically and terminally ill children. This website is to honor the man whose love of diving lives on in those he inspired.


Doug Morrissey

Douglas R. Morrissey graduated from Wittenberg University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Doug was an engineer and sales person at NCR, CISCO and Intermedia Communications specializing in data communications, and lived in Gahanna, Ohio. His passion was SCUBA Diving. Doug was a SCUBA instructor at SubAquatics in Columbus, Ohio and founded the Waterdogs Foundation. After battling cancer for 14 months, Doug, at age 44 began swimming with the dolphins on December 21, 1998. His ashes were scattered over the reef at Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary in Florida.

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Doug Morrissey

Douglas R. Morrissey graduated from Wittenberg University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Doug was an engineer and sales person at NCR, CISCO and Intermedia Communications specializing in data communications, and lived in Gahanna, Ohio. His passion was SCUBA Diving. Doug was a SCUBA instructor at SubAquatics in Columbus, Ohio and founded the Waterdogs Foundation. After battling cancer for 14 months, Doug, at age 44 began swimming with the dolphins on December 21, 1998. His ashes were scattered over the reef at Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary in Florida.

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Michael W. Dunn

Michael W. Dunn graduated from Thomas More College where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. He went to medical school at the University of Louisville, and finished his residency in Pediatrics at Emory University in Atlanta. He now practices Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Cobb and Kennestone Hospitals in suburban Atlanta. Mike and Amy met in residency and were married in 1998. He learned to dive in 1994, and has Advanced Open Water, Solo DIving and NITROX certifications.

Michael W. Dunn

Michael W. Dunn graduated from Thomas More College where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. He went to medical school at the University of Louisville, and finished his residency in Pediatrics at Emory University in Atlanta. He now practices Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Cobb and Kennestone Hospitals in suburban Atlanta. Mike and Amy met in residency and were married in 1998. He learned to dive in 1994, and has Advanced Open Water, Solo DIving and NITROX certifications.

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Amy L. Dunn

Amy L. Dunn graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology. She went to medical school at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and finished her residency and fellowship in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Emory University in Atlanta. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University and now practices Pediatric Hematology at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Mike and Amy met in residency and were married in 1998. She learned to dive in 1996, and has Advanced Open Water and NITROX certifications.

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Amy L. Dunn

Amy L. Dunn graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology. She went to medical school at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and finished her residency and fellowship in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Emory University in Atlanta. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University and now practices Pediatric Hematology at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Mike and Amy met in residency and were married in 1998. She learned to dive in 1996, and has Advanced Open Water and NITROX certifications.

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 Kevin P. Dunn

Kevin P. Dunn graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. He has a Master’s Degree in Information and Communications Sciences also at Ball State University. Kevin is a professional web designer and was a starting partner of nterlace.com, a website building company. He is now employed at Navient  as a project manager. He learned to dive in 1998, and is Open Water certified.

Kevin P. Dunn

Kevin P. Dunn graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. He has a Master’s Degree in Information and Communications Sciences also at Ball State University. Kevin is a professional web designer and was a starting partner of nterlace.com, a website building company. He is now employed at Navient  as a project manager. He learned to dive in 1998, and is Open Water certified.

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Mike Flesch

Michael Flesch graduated from Thomas More College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. He received his Master’s Degree in Graphic Design at Cincinnati Academy of Design. He is currently Senior Art Director at Strata G Communications in Cincinnati. He learned to dive in 1998, and is Open Water certified.

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Mike Flesch

Michael Flesch graduated from Thomas More College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. He received his Master’s Degree in Graphic Design at Cincinnati Academy of Design. He is currently Senior Art Director at Strata G Communications in Cincinnati. He learned to dive in 1998, and is Open Water certified.

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Michael T. Dunn

Michael T. Dunn graduated from Thomas More College where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History. He worked as a sales person at NCR, CISCO, AT&T and Intermedia Communications Water Search and Recovery Instructor.

Michael T. Dunn

Michael T. Dunn graduated from Thomas More College where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History. He worked as a sales person at NCR, CISCO, AT&T and Intermedia Communications Water Search and Recovery Instructor.

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