Dougie L 'Dougie' ( Instructors Team )

  • Instructor

    PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer - Scuba Diving since 2004

    • Full FaceMask Instructor

    Born and raised in North Carolina with family that live in the southern Florida Keys. I moved to the keys August 2016 from San Diego where I was in the Navy for 7 years as a combat medic. I have been scuba diving since 2004 and became an instructor January 2017 with Rainbow Reef. Moving down to the Florida Keys has been the best decision of my life.

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      Spiegel Grove

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Diveheart

    • Favorite Fish:

      Damsel fish

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Doc's Dinner

    • Favorite Movie:

      The Abyss , Moana

    PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:

    • Wreck Diver

    • Deep Diver

    • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

    • Boat Diver

    • Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

    • Night Diver

    • Project Aware

    • Dive Against Debris

    • Fish Identification

    • PADI Emergency 02 Provider

    • Ocean Reef Full FaceMask (IDM)

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 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 ...

    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:

    Aqua Lung MicroMask

    MicroMask image - medium The Micromask is a revolution in mask design. Its innovative, patented structure makes it possible for the lenses to fit in the ocular orbit. Never before have lenses been so close to the eyes. This not only results in an amazingly wide peripheral vie...

  • 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-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 ABS Octo

    ABS Octo image - medium This low profile, sleek octopus is very manageable alternate air source in an emergency. Its high viz covers and hose makes it easy to see. It clips to a BCD very easily with the included quick release mount. Its shape alone, helps to streamline the diver...

Rainbow Reef Dive Center Barracuda