Finding one’s passion is the same as finding one’s true self, such is the case for Michael Dizon who discovered his fascination and passion for marine life at an early age. As a grade school student, he began his collection of freshwater fish with purchases he made outside the gates of La Salle Greenhills, which he later on kept in his 50-gallon tank at home. Michael’s budding collection, however, was cut short after he was sent to the states to continue his education at a military school – where he learned the discipline and determination he still applies to this day. He later on finished his high school education at a co-ed Franciscan school in Long Island, New York.
Applying His Artistic Talent to His Passion
Michael’s fascination for marine life went beyond properly maintaining and customizing saltwater aquarium tanks, as he also began to develop his own artificial corals. Using his background in the arts, he began to create more lifelike and hand-molded corals that weren’t plastic and rubbery.
Currently, artificial corals are made by him and his team in-house, and are proven to be a cut above the rest in the market, which has helped in Direct Aquatic’s evolution into one of the most well-known and respected marine aquarium sources in the county.