The Team
By Andrea Saldivar / December 9, 2017

Owen Palmer

        Name:  Captain Owen Palmer Hometown: Houston, Texas Certification Level: USCG Certified Captain & Master Scuba Diver Trainer How Long Have You Been Diving? I put my first scuba tank on in a pool at 4 years old. I got certified at 12 years old. What Inspired You To Begin Diving? My...

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The Team
By Andrea Saldivar / December 8, 2017

Michael Cutler

    Name: Michael Cutler Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT Certification Level: PADI IDC Staff Instructor How Long Have You Been Diving? 10 Years What Inspired You To Beging Diving? To Relieve Stress Favorite Local Dive Site: Molasses Reef What Is Your Diving Advice? Diving is not a competitive sport. Always strive to be a better diver. Avoid...

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The Team
By Andrea Saldivar / December 7, 2017

Joe O’Keefe

  Name: Joe O’Keefe “The Director of Fun” Hometown: Bay Shore, NY Certification Level: PADI Master Instructor and EFR Instructor Trainer How Long Have You Been Diving? 12.5 Years What Inspired You to Begin Diving? Family Vacation to Grand Cayman. I wanted to see more! Not just from the surface. Favorite Local Dive Site: Permit...

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The Team
By Andrea Saldivar / August 19, 2017

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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The Team
By Andrea Saldivar / August 18, 2017

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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The Team
By Andrea Saldivar / August 18, 2017

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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The Team
By Meghan MacCollum / April 28, 2017

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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The Team
By Hadriam Vega / April 28, 2017

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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The Team
By Meghan MacCollum / April 28, 2017

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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The Team
By Meghan MacCollum / April 28, 2017

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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The Team
By Meghan MacCollum / April 28, 2017

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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The Team
By Meghan MacCollum / April 28, 2017

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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The Team
By Meghan MacCollum / April 28, 2017

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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The Team
By Sean Clarke / March 24, 2017

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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The Team
By Sean Clarke / March 23, 2017

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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The Team
By Sean Clarke / March 22, 2017

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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The Team
By Sean Clarke / March 21, 2017

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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The Team
By Sean Clarke / March 20, 2017

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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The Team
By Sean Clarke / March 16, 2017

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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The Team
By Sean Clarke / March 13, 2017

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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The Team
By Sean Clarke / March 10, 2017

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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