Jardin 'Aussie' ( Instructors Team )

  • Sr. Instructor

    PADI Master Instructor - Scuba Diving since 2007

    • Sidemount Diver Instructor

    • Full FaceMask Instructor

    • Poseidon Rebreather

    Jardin literally "fell" in love with diving in the nice, icy, cold confines of Chicago. After growing up surfing and surf lifesaving on the east coast of Australia, he decided to travel around the states for a year in 2007. After a year of seeing a lot of the sites around the U.S, Chicago ended up being home.

     

    Missing the ocean tremendously, Jardin took up scuba diving in a local quarry with 48 degree temperatures so he could stay wet. Seeing 3 fish and 2 chilly thermoclines later, the realization set in that scuba diving was for him! The decision was made to move down to sunny Key Largo and do an internship with Rainbow Reef Dive Center!!

     

    Eight years later and after working his way up to PADI Master Instructor and PADI Freedive Instructor, Jardin still loves his job each and every day. "Going to work in boardies, sunnies and thongs (flip flops) has got to be the best way to start your day".

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      Duane

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Wreck

    • Favorite Fish:

      Gray angelfish/Hammerhead

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Skippers

    • Favorite Movie:

      Braveheart

    PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:

    • Wreck Diver

    • Deep Diver

    • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

    • Boat Diver

    • Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

    • Night Diver

    • Search & Recovery Diver

    • Sidemount Diver

    • Underwater Naturalist

    • Underwater Navigator

    • Digital Photo/Video

    • Project Aware

    • Fish Identification

    • Tec SideMount Diver

    • PADI Emergency 02 Provider

    • EFR Primary/Secondary Care

    • EFR Care for Children

    • Ocean Reef Full FaceMask (IDM)

    • Ocean Reef FFM w/Coms

    • PADI Full FaceMask

    • Poseidon Diver

    • Advanced Free 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 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 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 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...

Rainbow Reef Dive Center Barracuda