Captain Dana Banks grew up fishing and diving in the Keys.
He spent many weekends with his father learning the waters.
After earning his Associates of Art degree from Miami-Dade Community College, he became a commercial fisherman harvesting the waters from Jupiter Inlet to Key West.
In 1986, Capt. Dana Banks became a USCG licensed captain opening opportunities in both the dive industry and the fishing industry.
As a certified dive instructor, Capt. Dana Banks ran dive boats for several years. But his passion for fishing eventually brought him to the charter fishing industry.
He now owns and operates the War Bird, a 38′ Topaz sport fishing vessel. With over 25 years of experience, his knowledge of the local waters has earned him the respect of his community and the endorsement by Orvis as an offshore fishing guide.