Aaron is our “dive any chance I get” instructor. Early morning dives are the best way to kick off the day. He loves to dive in Laguna Beach, diving his favorite spots and seeking out new ones. When the surf picks up he's out there body boarding. Aaron’s interest in the diving world is wide and varied, not only an instructor he is also one of our SCUBA Repair Technicians. Aaron community service includes working with the local youth Scuba program so he can share his skills with tomorrow’s divers to share his passion of the underwater world.
Aaron has dove throught California, Baja California, Mexico and all over the Hawaiian Islands including one of his favorite dives off the Big Island at night with the Giant Manta Rays
Bob has been a diver since
1980, taking his first class in Puget Sound's chilly waters. He became
an instructor in 1993 and a Course Director in 2000 - diving's highest
Instructor Rating (in other words he teaches Instructors how to teach).
His knowledge on diving and gear is derived from 25 years of working
in shops and resorts in various parts of the world and as the Technical
Support Director for several major equipment manufacturers. His career
choice has led him from the Pacific Northwest's waters to the Caribbean,
Florida, California and the South Pacific. His favorite place to dive
is in the Coral Atolls of Kwajelein.
diving in 1994 and has traveled all over the Americas trying it out.
He has been diving in every state but Alaska and some of the stops
along the way include The Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, South Pacific,
Pacific Northwest, Atlantic Northeast and Southeast and the Red Sea.
Darrick has logged over 10,000 dives, ranging in altitude from sea
level to 10,000 Feet. Darrick has been a Master Scuba Diver Trainer
since 2005, and has trained hundreds of divers in Hawaii. One of his
most memorable classes included a glimpse of a tiger shark consuming
a whale carcass off the shores of Oahu. Darrick teaches all levels
of diving. His young age belies his vast diving experience throughout
our great nation. Yes, Darrick has come a long way from that first
Rock Quarry dive in Ohio, but he still cherishes his diving adventures
in Michigan’s Great Lakes and beyond.
A Platinum Pro 5000 Instructor and resident gadget
nut. Jim knows what works with what and more importantly, what doesn't!
He says he was certified when the dinosaurs ruled the earth, and in
fact, claims to have taught them how to dive. He has dove all over
the world, including the kelp forest and Channel Islands of Southern
California, every major island in the Hawaiian chain, in Mexico from
Socorro Island to Cozumel Island, in the Caribbean including Belize,
Bonaire, all three Cayman islands, Honduras, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos.
He's dove in Africa, including the Red Sea, Kenya, Tanzania, Malaysia
(Sipadan), Thailand, Papua New Guinea and his two favorite dive spots
in the world in Western Australia (that's not where the Great Barrier
reef is, it's on the other side) Ningaloo reef (with whale sharks)
and Rowley Shoals, "because it's blooming out in the middle of nowhere".