Grace K ( DiveMasters Team )

  • DiveMaster

    PADI DiveMaster - Scuba Diving since 2019

    My very first experience scuba diving took place six years ago in Bocas Del Toro, Panama.  Even though the dive was certainly not within PADI regulations, (we just rolled backward off the side of the boat and learned emergency procedures on the way to a wreck) I had the time of my life and remember the whole experience vividly. However, it wasn't until six summers later, this past June, that I finally dove head first into the sport. Pun intended.

     

    In my previous life before scuba diving, I served seven years active duty in the US Coast Guard. First as an engineer on-board a 270' USCG vessel, and then as an aviator where I preformed search and rescue missions on MH-65D Helicopters. This kept me pretty busy and mostly over the water versus in it so it wasn't until after I separated that my best friend enrolled us in a scuba program that began with the open water cert and took us all the way through divemaster. Going into the program, I had no intentions of working as a divemaster, but about halfway through I knew this was the lifestyle for me.

     

    As a brand new divemaster I couldn't wait to get started. I applied at Rainbow Reef while still in school and now I'm lucky enough to call the largest dive center in North America home. Come say hello and check out the view from my "office." 

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      USCGC Duane

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Search and Recovery Diver

    • Favorite Fish:

      Barracuda

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Cafe Moka

    • Favorite Movie:

      The Greatest Showman

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 Soul i3

    Soul i3 image - medium Hybrid style BCD incorporating both jacket and back inflation system. When trying to get buoyant underwater adding a little air to the BCD keeps you streamlined by only utilizing the 'back' part of the bladder, but when on the surface, inflati...

  • Dive Computers:

  • Mask:

  • 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:

  • 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...

Rainbow Reef Dive Center Barracuda