I've been taking photos with an SLR on and off (more off to be honest) since the late 80's. In 2001 my Canon SLR was stolen, so I took that as a sign - someone was trying to tell me that the work I was doing wasn't up to much.
Late 2004, I bought the new EOS 20D and love it. The work still isn't up to much, but hey, we try.
I also love to dive, some of my underwater shots can be seen at one-ocean.com