Kirk ( Course Directors Team )
PADI Platinum Course Director - Scuba Diving since 2000
Sidemount Diver Instructor
Full FaceMask Instructor
The Florida Keys are a long way from the sand of West Texas.Ã�Â I have been instructing for a large portion of my adult life. I have been a swimming coach, firearms instructor, Gracie Combatives for Law Enforcement, USPA skydiving coach, performance driving, Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer, SPIN Instructor, Certified Public Manager and have a host of other ratings and certifications.Ã�Â Most of my life has been in service of others. I have extensive professional training in all facets of management and leadership as well as emergency management. The study of human motivation has been a professional and personal endeavor for many years. I have also studied organizational development while in my police career.
I have been diving professionally since 2014 and in less than four years and many thousands of dollars, I am now a PADI Course Director and the Training Manager here at Rainbow Reef.Ã�Â As a PADI Course Director, I generally teach all levels of our courses, but focus deeply on our Dive Master programs, the IDC programs and all pro level training; however, I am also the Training Development Coordinator for the Ocean Reef International Training Center in North America. I can teach most every specialty, but I'm still learning new things every chance I get. I stay busy, but still make time to enjoy time away from work.
I enjoy kayaking and paddle boarding with my wife, but sitting on the couch beside her and watching a movie is nice too. Living is the purpose of life. I see a lot of people forgetting that... don't do that.
Favorite Dive Site:
Favorite Specialty Class:
Ocean Reef IDM
Atlantic Spade Fish
Fisheries @ Key Largo
Star Wars (duh)
PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:
Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver
Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver
Search & Recovery Diver
Self Reliant Diver
Public Safety Diver
Coral Reef Conservation
Invasive Lionfish Tracker
Dive Against Debris
Whale Shark Awareness
TecRec TriMix 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
Spiegel Grove Diver
My Dive Gear:
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 ...
The Dimension i3 is a back inflation BCD with an integrated i3 inflation/deflation system. The integrated Wrapture(tm) harness system allows you to stand up straight with comfort and control. Loaded with features, with high quality materials ...
Want to make a statement about the diver you are? Featuring a titanium frame, the durability is unmatched. The bracelet can even be equipped with titanium! It also comes with the sapphire glass face that is almost indestructible. Gas switching between 8 g...
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 ...
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. ...
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...
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...