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Carl Griffing Jr. - Manager - Master Instructor - Asst Instructor Trainer - Extended Range Instructor -  Diving since 1987 

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Dr. Mike DeLitta - Master Instructor - Instructor Trainer  - Diving since 1994

Dr. Mike DeLitta started diving in 1994 after winning a contest for an all-expenses paid trip to Grand Cayman. While there, he enrolled in a resort course and was hooked.

He became an instructor in 2010 and had worked his way all the way to Master Instructor and Instructor Trainer. In addition, he holds 26 Specialty Instructor certifications.

Dr. Mike spends most of his time teaching professional programs (e.g., Dive Master, Assistant Instructor, Instructor) but does occasionally teach open water students and specialties upon request.

Dr. Mike's favorite place to dive is Bonaire and has led a number of dive center trips there. His favorite fish is the Yellowtail Damselfish.

He had logged over 1,300 dives and has recently certified his wife Julie as a Dive Master.  He loves underwater photography and has had a number of his photos published.

 

 

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Faustyn Langowski Master Instructor - Asst Instructor Trainer - Diving since

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Dr. Robert Knapick - AKA SCUBA BOB - Divemaster Instructor - SCUBA Ranger Instructor - Diving since 1978

Put a tank on in 1978: Puerto Vallarta, cost $25, training- Don’t hold your breath, formal training- Scuba Trek SSI shop in Pasadena, Texas, Dec 1979-Feb 1980 2 x a week. Open Water- Canyon Lake (air temp- 48 degrees, water temp- 56 degrees). Instructor rating: 1984

Numerous Specialties, highest rating- Instructor Trainer an Platinum Pro-5000 Diver. 
 
In 2005 I became a tv producer and started my TV show- Scuba Bob’s Ocean Quest, over 350 episodes and 3 Awards for this program on Ocean Conservation.
How many dives 7,637 --what got you started: watching Sea Hunt and The Underwater World of Jacques Cousteau and snorkeling with Florida Manatee.
Favorite Fish
Tessellated Blenny
 
 

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Jason Caddell - Advanced Open Water Instructor - Diving since

 

 

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Michael Ferguson - Advanced Open Water Instructor - Diving since

Quickly became hooked on diving and wanted to share my diving experience with everyone say the word scuba and you will get a nice long conversation and friend.  Love sharks and dolphins they are my favorite species to dive with but enjoy nemo also.  You will always have fun diving in some of the favorite Caribbean hotspots,  like on an live a board in Belize or shore diving in Bonaire each has beautiful clear waters and great folks and food to enjoy.

 

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Mason Rollins - Advanced Open Water Instructor - Diving since 1988

Mason Rollins was certified in 1988 in Florida and later attended Utila Dive Center’s instructor development course where he earned his PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer certification in 2004 under noted PADI Course Director, Andy Phillips. Mason crossed over to SSI in 2017 and is a SSI Platinum 1000 instructor. Mason’s favorite class to teach is Open Water as he enjoys introducing new divers to the sport and insuring they start off on a strong footing.  Mason’s favorite dive site, so far, is The Pinnacle on Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras. Spotted Eagle Rays, turtles and Whale Sharks are Mason’s favorite marine life.  

 

 

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Chuck Motschman - Advanced Open Water Instructor - SCUBA Ranger Instructor - Diving since 1988

My passion for diving began 32 years ago. Scuba diving first captured my attention while working offshore in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) in the late 80’s and I became an SSI certified diver in 1988. I love to explore beneath the surface of the water and have not been disappointed. Over the years I have increased my love of diving through recreational experience, training, working part-time as a diver at Houston’s Downtown Aquarium’s shark exhibit (sharks are my favorite), and participating in the annual NOAA expeditions out to the Flower Garden Banks in the (GOM). My favorite dive place is Cozumel, Mexico. Warm water and calm currents provide easy drift diving that never disappoints. I currently hold multiple instructor certifications, but my passion is teaching new Open Water dive students the sport. It’s always exciting, and I look forward to sharing my experiences with others. 

 

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Matt Rutledge - SSI Open Water Instructor - Commisioned March 2021

 

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Randy Austin - SSI Open Water Instructor - Commisioned March 2021

 

 

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Gary Conner - Asst Instructor Trainer - Diving since 2012

Stopped by the Dive Store in 2012, enrolled in Try SCUBA, that was it, I was Hooked, went on to be a Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, then Open Water Water Instructor, currently March 2021, over 1000 dives, Favorite spots - Belize (Aggressor Live Aboard), Roatan, Cozumel , Grand Caymans, (Little Caymans too) Bonaire - with diving in the Red Sea Hurghada Egypt, Turkey, and Sorrento Italy

 

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