John D 'JD' ( Instructors Team )

  • Instructor

    PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer - Scuba Diving since 2012

    • Full FaceMask Instructor

    I moved to Key Largo from Connecticut. I started my diving off of Cape Cod, Massachusetts where I quickly became hooked! From there I started to look in to diving more which brought me to Tulum, Mexico in 2016 where I worked as a intern for a conservation group called GVI we participated in reef surveys and Fish ID's daily. That is also where I earned my rescue diver certification which was my toughest course that took me 7 days to complete in order to make me feel like a confident rescue diver, my instructor and I became very close through that which is what made me want to become a Instructor as well. After I traveled through Mexico for a bit visiting some Cenote's, and Cozumel. I then went to the Bay Islands, of Honduras where I became a dive master and am now currently an instructor, one year ago I moved to  Key Largo where I work doing what I love every day of the year.

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      Molasses Reef

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Wreck

    • Favorite Fish:

      Trunk Fish

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Key Largo Fisheries

    • Favorite Movie:

      Mission Blue

    PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:

    • Wreck Diver

    • Deep Diver

    • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

    • Boat Diver

    • Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

    • Night Diver

    • Self Reliant Diver

    • Gas Blender

    • Drift Diver

    • Equipment Specialist

    • Project Aware

    • Coral Reef Conservation

    • Dive Against Debris

    • TecRec Gas Blender

    • 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

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 Zoop Dive Computer

    Zoop Dive Computer image - medium Don't let the price of the Suunto Zoop dive computer fool you. It is loaded with features like wrist or console mounting options, downloadable to a PC or Mac with an optional USB cable. Nitrox anyone? The Zoop is Nitrox compatible up to 50%. At high viz o...

  • Mask:

    Atomic Frameless

    Frameless image - medium The success of this product derives from meticulous computer design and numerous optical tests. The central position of the eyes and the optimally angled window provides the widest possible viewing angle in every direction. Quick-adjusting ergonomic buckl...

  • 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 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