Ken ( Captains Team )

  • Captain

    PADI DiveMaster - Scuba Diving since 1986

    I was born and raised in Texas on the Gulf Coast. From a young age I always had a boat. After a period of time I thought it would be cool to be able to see the fish that I was catching. So I become a diver in 1986. In 2000 I got my Divemaster certification so that I could start working on dive boats. In Texas we have the Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary, so I started out on the deck of the Fling and Spree that frequent these dive sites. Soon after getting my sea time needed, I became a Captain and started running those boats. 

    When I turned 50 I was tired of the Texas weather and relocated to the Florida Keys, continuing to run dive boats here. 

    I have also run several live-aboards in the Caribbean for about 6 yrs. Although I love the live-aboards, they get old because you are gone so long. I currently run day boats now so that I can go home at night. 

    Previous to moving to Florida I worked for British Petroleum in the Plastics division as a mechanic. I still enjoy working on equipment today.

    Between the weather and diving I don't think I will be leaving the Keys soon.

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      Molasses Reef

    • Favorite Specialty Class:


    • Favorite Fish:


    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Texas RoadHouse

    • Favorite Movie:

      Dirty Dancing

    PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:

    • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

    • Self Reliant Diver

    • Coral Reef Conservation

    • Whale Shark Awareness

    • PADI Emergency 02 Provider

    • EFR Primary/Secondary Care

    • EFR Care for Children

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 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 Cobra3 Dive Computer

    Cobra3 Dive Computer image - medium The Suunto Cobra3 is engineered for avid divers and features Suunto's all new electronic 3D compass and an easy-to-read matrix display with simplified four-button operation. The Cobra3's new electronic 3D compass offers divers the unique ability to tilt t...

  • 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:

    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