Megan F.

Hometown: Lenoir City, TN Certification Level: AOW How Long Have You Been Diving?: 4 Years What Inspired You To Begin Diving?: I always loved the water. My sister was certified first and pushed my mom and I to get certified. Favorite Local Dive Site: Night dives on the Benwood What Is Your Diving Advice?: If…

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Julie R.

Hometown: South Windsor, CT Certification Level: Open Water How Long Have You Been Diving?: 3 Months What Inspired You To Begin Diving?: I’ve always loved the ocean and have been fascinated by it. It’s so beautiful and full of life. I wanted to explore and see some of the many things it has to offer….

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Derek S.

Hometown: Marietta, GA Certification Level: AOW How Long Have You Been Diving?: 2 Years What Inspired You To Begin Diving?: Shark Week Favorite Local Dive Site: Spiegel What Is Your Diving Advice?” Don’t follow Mason on a night dive.

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Dani T., Instructor

Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil Certification Level:  OWSI How Long Have You Been Diving?: 28 Years What Inspired You To Begin Diving?: After watching the movie “The Big Blue.” Favorite Local Dive Site: Deep wrecks like The Spiegel Grove What Is Your Diving Advice?: Control your buoyancy with your breathing.

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Chris B.

  Hometown: Cynthiana, KY Certification Level: Open Water How Long Have You Been Diving? May 2017 What Inspired You To Begin Diving? I wanted to get closer to the Ocean. Favorite Local Dive Site: Molasses Reef What Is Your Diving Advice? If you get motion sickness, take your Dramamine the night before, the morning of,…

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Logan C, Instructor

Hometown: Houston, TX Certification Level: Master Scuba Diver Trainer How long have you been diving?: Since I was 12 What inspired me to begin diving?: Meeting different scuba instructors and each of their unique stories of travels and wonderful interactions with all walks of life.  I decided to pursue this career when I was 20…

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Adianez G.

Hometown: Miami, FL Certification Level: Open Water Diver How long have you been diving?: 2 months What inspired you to start diving?: Moving to a dive community like Key Largo – it was bound to happen. Being surrounded by so many people with a passion for the ocean and its inhabitants influenced me. It soon…

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Chelsea M, Instructor

Hometown: Fajardo, Puerto Rico Certification Level: IDC Staff Instructor How long have you been diving?: Since 2003 What inspired you to start diving?: My parents love it, so they got my sister and I certified once we were old enough. We grew up near or on the water, so it was just a natural progression…

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Rachel C, Instructor

Hometown: Charlton, NY Certification Level: Master Scuba Diver Trainer How long have you been diving?: 10 years What inspired you to begin diving?: I was a swim team kid, then a lifeguard, and I planned to pursue a Marine Ecology degree.  I love the water, so I had always wanted to scuba dive, it was…

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Suzi S.

  Hometown: Walls, MS Certification Level: Rescue How long have you been diving?: 10 years What inspired you to begin diving?: I have always loved the ocean and wanted to get certified. I was always busy with work and never did, until my boyfriend came home one day and said “You start class next week….

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Rick Murphy, Instructor

  Hometown: Oklahoma City Certification Level: Master Instructor How long have you been diving?: Since 1992 What inspired you to begin diving?: Treasure diving Favorite Local Dive Site: Molasses Reef What is your diving advice?: Dive, dive, dive

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Travis, Captain & Instructor

Hometown: Midland, TX Certification Level: Master Scuba Diver Trainer How long have you been diving? 2 weeks What inspired you to begin diving? It is the closest you will get to being an astronaut Favorite Dive Site: Permit Ledge, Molasses Reef What is your diving advice?: Love keeps the bubbles flowing, and keeps the ocean…

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Michael R.

Hometown: Sacramento, CA Certification Level: Divemaster How long have you been diving?: 1 year What inspired you to begin diving?  Too fat to be an astronaut. Little Mermaid. Also, it is the next natural step upon completing my Snorkel Master Cert. Favorite Local Dive Site: Molasses Reef, The Duane What is your diving advice?: Listen…

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Hadriam, General Manager

Hometown: Miami, Florida Certification Level: Rescue (Soon to be DM) How long have you been diving? In 1990, at the ripe old age of 16, I got Open Water certified and I got hooked. What inspired you to begin diving? My Father’s love of the Ocean inspired me to want to Scuba Dive. As a…

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Kim C, Instructor

Hometown: Lake Orion, Michigan Certification Level: IDC Staff Instructor How long have you been diving? My first experience was at 8 years old. What inspired you to begin diving? Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes Favorite Local Dive Site: Molasses Reef What is your diving advice?  Always dive within your limits! So I will see you…

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Capt. Tom

Hometown: Indialantic, FL Certification Level: DM How long have you been diving?  16 years What inspired you to begin diving?  Love of the ocean and spearfishing. Favorite local dive site: Spiegel Grove What is your diving advice? Hydrate!

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Rachel S, Instructor

Hometown: Sandwich, Illinois Certification Level: MSDT Instructor How long have you been diving? 10 Years What inspired you to begin diving? The Scientific Diving Program at Texas A&M. It inspired me to learn more about the ecosystems, and explore ways to preserve our oceans. Favorite Local Dive Site: Molasses Reef – Fire Coral Caves What…

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Capt. Tuck

Hometown: Hamilton, Massachusetts / Ketchum, Idaho Certification Level: Instructor How long have you been diving? 27 years What inspired you to begin diving?  Easy college credit. Favorite local dive site: Conch Wall What is your diving advice?  Avoid snotsicles on the boat… learn to blow your nose underwater.

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Capt. Gavin

Hometown: Troy, Illinois Certification Level: OWSI How long have you been diving? 25 Years What inspired you to begin diving?  Get closer to sharks Favorite local dive site: Snapper Ledge What is your diving advice?  “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” – FDR

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Meghan M, Instructor

Hometown: Syracuse, NY Certification Level: Master Scuba Diver Trainer How long have you been diving? 19 years What inspired you to begin diving? Growing up boating & island hopping in the Thousand Islands Favorite local dive site: USCGC Duane What is your diving advice? Always learn, always further your training, and listen to your crew’s advice…

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Lew B, Instructor

Hometown:  Ft. Lauderdale, FL Certification Level: PADI Master Instructor How long have you been diving?  51 years What inspired you to begin diving?  Sea Hunt, Jacques Cousteau Favorite local dive site:  Permit Ledge on Molasses Reef What is your diving advice?  “Passively observe and leave only bubbles.”

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Sara A, Instructor

Hometown: Clemson, South Carolina Certification Level: OWSI How long have you been diving: 5 years What inspired you to begin diving? I always wanted to because of ocean documentaries. Favorite local dive site: Molasses Reef What is your diving advice? Always follow your gut feelings when it comes to diving. If you aren’t feeling right,…

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Andrea S

Hometown: Sacramento, California Certification Level: Divemaster How long have you been diving? 1 year What inspired you to begin diving? The movie Splash, and going to the tide pools at Marin Headlands, and camping at Bodega Bay. Favorite Local Dive Site: Molasses Reef What is your diving advice? As a new diver, my advice is…

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Cap’t Lou H.

  Hometown: Jacksonville, FL Certification Level: Divemaster How long have you been diving? 27 + years What inspired you to begin diving?  Love of the water – colors of the reefs and fish Favorite local dive site: Conch Wall, Molasses Deep, My secret spots What is your diving advice?  Pay attention! To the briefing, to…

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Alisia C, Instructor

Hometown: Military Brat – Heart Home Now: Key Largo, FL Certification Level: OWSI How long have you been diving? 3 years What inspired you to begin diving?  Dad was a Navy dive instructor. I finally tried it myself in the deep end of the pool at the age of 17 and fell in love. Favorite…

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Mason

Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA Certification Level: Rescue How long have you been diving? 1 year What inspired you to begin diving? The opportunity to see a new perspective of the ocean. Favorite local dive site: Molasses Reef What is your diving advice? Don’t die.

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