Josh P ( Instructors Team )

  • Instructor

    PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor - Scuba Diving since 2016

    • Sidemount Diver Instructor

    • Full FaceMask Instructor

    Over ten years ago I was introduced to scuba diving in Key West from a close friend. He took me lobster hunting, and it was that moment where I knew this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Unfortunately, life got in the way and it was not until 2016 that I decided to make that thought become a reality. I started my path with PADI in Charleston SC and received my Open Water and Advanced Certifications. A year later I received my Rescue diver certification, which was an incredible course where I learned that although scuba diving is incredibly fun, it is serious fun. I learned that it is important to be a safe diver. Six months past and it was not until I left a job in North Carolina as a beverage manager and went on vacation down to Key Largo that the opportunity to become a dive professional fell into my lap. Because of Rainbow Reef's incredible web site, I booked my dives with the most professional dive company I have ever experienced. Then I found out about their career development center and decided to leave the food and beverage industry to pursue my dreams of being a padi instructor. I am currently a dive master and now I can officially say that I am living my dreams. My plan is to continue on my path and learn all that I can about the dive profession. My goal is to change other people's lives as mine has been changed, and to encourage them to be passionate everyday while they live out their dreams. It is never too late to make a change.

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      Spiegal Grove

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Sidemount

    • Favorite Fish:

      Eagle Rays

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Snooks

    • Favorite Movie:

      True Romance

    PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:

    • Wreck Diver

    • Deep Diver

    • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

    • Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

    • Night Diver

    • Sidemount Diver

    • Underwater Navigator

    • Project Aware

    • PADI Emergency 02 Provider

    • EFR Primary/Secondary Care

    • Ocean Reef Full FaceMask (IDM)

    • Ocean Reef FFM w/Coms

    • PADI Full FaceMask

My Dive Gear:

  • Regulators:

    Aqua Lung Titan

    Titan image - medium Incorporating all the best features of its predecessors, this third generation Titan has innovative features resulting in a more comfortable, lighter-weight and easier-breathing regulator. For the consumer that wants performance at an affordable price to ...

  • 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 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:

    Atomic SubFrame

    SubFrame image - medium The Atomic Aquatics SubFrame Mask is so durable, it carries a Lifetime warranty against frame breakage. The strength comes from the internal frame (subframe) molded directly beneath the surface of the silicone rubber skirt (patent pending). This subframe ...

  • 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 ABS Octo

    ABS Octo image - medium This low profile, sleek octopus is very manageable alternate air source in an emergency. Its high viz covers and hose makes it easy to see. It clips to a BCD very easily with the included quick release mount. Its shape alone, helps to streamline the diver...

Rainbow Reef Dive Center Barracuda