Maddie C ( Instructors Team )

  • Instructor

    PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor - Scuba Diving since 2011

    Maddie grew up in Connecticut and attended high school in upstate New York. After being in the northeast for so long, she decided to travel south and attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida graduating with a BA in environmental studies. After graduation, she moved to Chicago for a year to work before returning to Florida to pursue her career in diving.

    Maddie received her PADI open water diver certification in 2011 when she was in Hawaii with her family. In college she gained her advanced open water diver certification as well as her rescue diver certification. During Maddie's second year in school she got a job as a teaching assistant to the Rollins College Scuba program and spent the next three years helping Rollins students learn the joys of diving. In summer of 2018, Maddie traveled to Key Largo and received her divemaster as well as her open water scuba instructor certifications at Rainbow Reef and is now thrilled to be a part of the organization as an employee.

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      The Benwood Wreck

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Digital Photo/Video

    • Favorite Fish:

      Mudskipper

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Ballyhoo's

    • Favorite Movie:

      The Wizard of Oz

    PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:

    • Wreck Diver

    • Deep Diver

    • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

    • Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

    • Night Diver

    • Underwater Navigator

    • Digital Photo/Video

    • Drift Diver

    • Project Aware

    • Coral Reef Conservation

    • PADI Emergency 02 Provider

    • EFR Primary/Secondary Care

    • EFR Care for Children

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 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 D4i Wrist-Top Dive Computer

    D4i Wrist-Top Dive Computer image - medium The D4i boasts the small 'watch-style' wrist computer without sacrificing other great features. Optional wireless air integration can be added any time. Movescount software makes downloading all of your dive data to a PC or Mac a breeze with the included ...

  • 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 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-2 Snorkel

    SV-2 Snorkel image - medium 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...

  • 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