BellaS 'Bells' ( Instructors Team )

  • Instructor

    PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor - Scuba Diving since 2015

     Growing up along the South Texas coastline inspired my interest in marine life and conservation of the marine environment. Years before my first Discover Scuba Dive, which unbeknownst to me would become the first step in my career as a dive instructor, my parents became certified PADI Open Water divers. Our family vacations turned into dive trips and finally during a visit to St. Croix in 2015, my mother was able to convince me to try a Discover Scuba Dive. Immediately, I fell in love with the world of scuba diving, and the following summer I obtained my Open Water certification just in time for our next family dive trip to Bonaire. In 2017, I earned my Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver certifications on the island of Curasao, where afterwards I completed my Divemaster internship in 2018. Later that same year, I decided to continue my diving education further by traveling to Bali where I completed my Instructor Development Course and became a certified PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. After living in Bali for seven months, I returned to the United States to join the Rainbow Reef family and begin my career as a dive instructor. Over the last few years, I have become an advocate for the protection of a critically-endangered population of orcas in the Salish Sea named the Southern Resident Killer Whales. My special interest in this particular family of orcas is what motivated me to continue diving, with the hope that I can employ my passion for marine life to educate others about the importance of marine conservation as well as to encourage my fellow divers to be environmentally conscious to help preserve the underwater world we all love and admire. 

     

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      Snapper Ledge

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Drift Diver

    • Favorite Fish:

      French Angelfish

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Snook's Bayside

    • Favorite Movie:

      Free Willy

    PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:

    • Wreck Diver

    • Deep Diver

    • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

    • Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

    • Night Diver

    • Drift Diver

    • Coral Reef Conservation

    • Shark Conservation

    • PADI Emergency 02 Provider

    • EFR Primary/Secondary Care

My Dive Gear:

  • Regulators:

    Aqua Lung Titan

    Titan image - medium Incorporating all the best features of its predecessors, this third generation Titan has innovative features resulting in a more comfortable, lighter-weight and easier-breathing regulator. For the consumer that wants performance at an affordable price to ...

  • BCD:

    Aqua Lung Pearl

    Pearl image - medium This mid-level BCD has su perior fit benefits designed for female divers. Its patented sports bra design helps to ensure a more comfortable and secure fit. Having hybrid air cell gives the same buoyancy benefits as the Soul i3, but with a lower ...

  • Dive Computers:

    Suunto D9tx Wrist Top Dive Computer

    D9tx Wrist Top Dive Computer image - medium Want to make a statement about the diver you are? Featuring a titanium frame, the durability is unmatched. The bracelet can even be equipped with titanium! It also comes with the sapphire glass face that is almost indestructible. Gas switching between 8 g...

  • Mask:

    Atomic Frameless

    Frameless image - medium The success of this product derives from meticulous computer design and numerous optical tests. The central position of the eyes and the optimally angled window provides the widest possible viewing angle in every direction. Quick-adjusting ergonomic buckl...

  • Fins:

    Aqua Lung Express ADJ

    Express ADJ image - medium The Express ADJ fin rep- represents the latest in technology and material innovation. Comfort, power and efficiency are the hallmarks of this propulsion machine. Strap a pair on and see for yourself. ...

  • Snorkel:

    Atomic SV-1 Snorkel

    SV-1 Snorkel image - medium The Atomic Aquatics Scupper Valve snorkel design is based on the same principle as the one-way Scupper Valve used in boats. If waves or splashes enter the boat, a one-way rubber flapper located on the deck near the rear of the boat opens to drain the wate...

  • Octopus:

    Aqua Lung Titan / Calypso Octo

    Titan / Calypso Octo image - medium Perfectly compatible with the Titan regulators, this mid sized alternate air source is a high quality, affordable octo. High viz purge cover along with the high viz 39 inch hose makes identifying fast and efficient. The front purge cover is designed for e...

Rainbow Reef Dive Center Barracuda