David ( Instructors Team )

  • Instructor

    PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor - Scuba Diving since 2018

    • Full FaceMask Instructor

    I grew up in the Northwoods of Wisconsin and spent my summers swimming and enjoying the cool water lakes and rivers. I joined the Marine Corps and began to furthermore pursue my love for the water. Marines are amphibious by nature and much of our training involves water survival. I was exposed to the ocean for the first time in Southern California. Shortly afterwards I was stationed in North Carolina alongside the magnificent Atlantic Ocean. For the first time in my life I had the opportunity to be around the ocean everyday and I enjoyed training in and around the water. During my military career I pursued an extensive amount of water survival training advancing to become a Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival and an American Red Cross Lifeguard. After honorably separating from active duty I pursued recreational scuba diving through an opportunity provided by our local veterans group. Completing my Open Water Scuba Certification was one of the best moments in my life! I immediately began to further advance my training, much of it here with Rainbow Reef CDC. I set a goal and became a PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor because I have a passion for the water and teaching others. My main goal is to share my passion with others by providing education and training so they too can effectively gain the skills required to safely enjoy all the natural wonders of our beautiful underwater world! Come visit us here at Rainbow Reef to pursue all of your Scuba adventures! I'm excited to go diving with you!

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      French Reef

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Wreck

    • Favorite Fish:

      Sailfish

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Chad's Deli

    • Favorite Movie:

      Ace Ventura

    PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:

    • Wreck Diver

    • Deep Diver

    • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

    • Night Diver

    • Underwater Navigator

    • PADI Emergency 02 Provider

    • EFR Primary/Secondary Care

    • Ocean Reef Full FaceMask (IDM)

    • Ocean Reef FFM w/Coms

    • PADI Full FaceMask

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 Axiom i3

    Axiom i3 image - medium A feature-rich, ADV style, wrap-around jacket that incorporates the innovative i3 inflation / deflation system (patented). The integrated WraptureTM harness system (pat. pend.) allows you to stand up straight in total comfort while the cylinder remains pe...

  • Dive Computers:

    Suunto D4i Wrist-Top Dive Computer

    D4i Wrist-Top Dive Computer image - medium The D4i boasts the small 'watch-style' wrist computer without sacrificing other great features. Optional wireless air integration can be added any time. Movescount software makes downloading all of your dive data to a PC or Mac a breeze with the included ...

  • Mask:

    Aqua Lung Teknika

    Teknika image - medium External stainless steel hardware makes this mask very popular in the world of diving....

  • 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:

    Aqua Lung Deep See Airway Snorkel

    Deep See Airway Snorkel image - medium Simple, two-way purge makes this inexpensive snorkel a great purchase....

  • 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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