Gavin ( Captains Team )

  • Captain

    PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor - Scuba Diving since 1992

    I began diving at the age of 15 after developing a fascination with sharks. After completing my open water certification,  I fell in love with diving and completed my AOW, EFR & Rescue all in the same summer @ 16. 

    I joined The Marine Corps @ 17 and served 8 years. I then attended Commercial Diving school in California.  I worked both inland and off shore as a tender/ diver & Advanced dive medic. I then returned home to southern Illinois and became a Paramedic. Life slowed down enough to take my Divemaster course in 2003. 

    In late 2013 I was able to finally become a SCUBA Instructor and move to the Keys! While working as an Instructor/ Divemaster/ 1st Mate, I knew I wasn't going back to snow! 

    So I started driving these beautiful boats and stayed here! 

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      USCG Duane

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Drift dive

    • Favorite Fish:

      Hammerhead

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Num Thai

    • Favorite Movie:

      Finding Nemo

    PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:

    • Wreck Diver

    • Deep Diver

    • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

    • Gas Blender

    • Project Aware

    • Fish Identification

    • PADI Emergency 02 Provider

    • EFR Primary/Secondary Care

    • EFR Care for Children

    • Spiegel Grove Diver

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 Pro HD

    Pro HD image - medium The Pro HD encompasses the quality and knowledge Aqua Lung has achieved in buoyancy compensator development over the last four decades. This BC combines great technological features and durability with an affordable price. With weight integration and mult...

  • Dive Computers:

    Suunto Vyper Air Wrist Top Dive Computer

    Vyper Air Wrist Top Dive Computer image - medium The Vyper Air can become a wireless (hoseless) dive computer with an optional transmitter. Air, Nitrox, and Gauge mode accommodates any type of diving situation. With a graphical logbook display, seeing your dive profile 'on-screen' is a great way to reco...

  • 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 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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