Hollis ( Instructors Team )

  • Instructor

    PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor - Scuba Diving since 2003

    My name is Hollis and I was born in North Carolina. I grew up on Wrightsville Beach, where I learned how to swim before I learned how to walk. My family created a literal water baby. I started diving here in Key Largo when I was 12. From that point on, whenever anyone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up I would answer "SCUBA diving instructor." A decade later I got to pursue my dream in Cozumel. Since then I have been teaching all over the world from Thailand, Indonesia, Cook Islands, to wherever Royal Caribbean wanted to take me. It has been a beautiful journey and I can't believe I have come full circle to the shop where I first learned how to breath underwater. 

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      Conch Wall

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

    • Favorite Fish:

      Juvenile Spotted Drum Fish

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Snook's Bayside

    • Favorite Movie:

      Bowfinger

    PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:

    • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

    • Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

    • Project Aware

    • PADI Emergency 02 Provider

    • EFR Primary/Secondary Care

My Dive Gear:

  • Regulators:

    Aqua Lung Core

    Core image - medium This weight-friendly regulator makes packing and traveling with your own gear much easier than year's past. With an over balanced first stage, the breathing characteristics rival or beat any mid-level regulator on the market. Being able to keep the weight...

  • BCD:

    Aqua Lung Pearl

    Pearl image - medium This mid-level BCD has su perior fit benefits designed for female divers. Its patented sports bra design helps to ensure a more comfortable and secure fit. Having hybrid air cell gives the same buoyancy benefits as the Soul i3, but with a lower ...

  • Dive Computers:

    Suunto D6i Wrist Top Dive Computer

    D6i Wrist Top Dive Computer image - medium The Suunto D6i is the wristop dive computers of choice for those who take their diving seriously. With a new tilt-compensated 3D digital compass and wireless air integration, it's an essential tool when other people rely on your diving skills. The D6i is ...

  • Mask:

    Aqua Lung Teknika

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

  • 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 Titan / Calypso Octo

    Titan / Calypso Octo image - medium Perfectly compatible with the Titan regulators, this mid sized alternate air source is a high quality, affordable octo. High viz purge cover along with the high viz 39 inch hose makes identifying fast and efficient. The front purge cover is designed for e...

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