Bob E ( Captains Team )

  • Captain

    PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor - Scuba Diving since 1973

    As a Florida native, I started making trips to the Keys with my dad when I was 10 years old.  We would look for lobster all day and camp next to the water at night.  And, so my love for the water (and my future passion for diving) was born.

     

    In 1990, midway through a career in homebuilding, I started making plans to return to that passion.  Earning a Captain's license and Instructor certification were the first steps toward that dream.

     

    After retiring from homebuilding in 2008, I started a dive charter business on Florida's west coast.  Over the next 10 years we grew to be the largest operator in that area, but I never lost my love for the Keys.  I had to find a way to get back to this magical place.

     

    When I found Rainbow Reef Dive Center, I found that they share my core commitment to diver safety and customer satisfaction.  And, I believe that this is evident to everyone who boards our boats every day. Come see for yourself!

     

     

     

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      Pickles Reef

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Peak Performance Bouyancy

    • Favorite Fish:

      Spotted Eagle Ray

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Alfredo's Cook House

    • Favorite Movie:

      Cast Away

    PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:

    • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

    • Cavern Diver

    • DAN Emergency 02 Provider

My Dive Gear:

  • Regulators:

    Aqua Lung Legend LX

    Legend LX image - medium If the only two things you are concerned about is safety and comfort, look no further. This third generation Legend regulator has the same great breathability as its predecessors but with a new feature. The MBS is the new easy way to adjust the breathing ...

  • BCD:

    Aqua Lung Dimension i3

    Dimension i3 image - medium The Dimension i3 is a back inflation BCD with an integrated i3 inflation/deflation system. The integrated Wrapture(tm) harness system allows you to stand up straight with comfort and control. Loaded with features, with high quality materials ...

  • 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 HotShot Fins

    HotShot Fins image - medium Now available in White Arctic! Designed with the traveling diver in mind, this amazing fin packs power and comfort in a small package. It offers: Unsurpassed comfort Compactness for carry-on travel Power for a fully-outfitted scuba diver ...

  • Snorkel:

    Atomic SV-2 Snorkel

    SV-2 Snorkel image - medium The SV2 includes a Scupper Valve lower section with a sleek semi-dry top. The SV2 semi-dry top employs horizontal vents engineered to diffuse splashed water that would normally freely enter the snorkel top. The small gaps between the vanes of the vent res...

  • Octopus:

    Aqua Lung Legend Octo

    Legend Octo image - medium This balanced second stage is the perfect pairing for the Legend LX regulator. Its breathability is unmatched. In fact, it breathes easier than most primary regulators! Made with the same high quality parts and materials as the Legend LX, quality and dura...

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