Makani ( Captains Team )

  • Captain

    PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer - Scuba Diving since 80's

    Grew up most of my life on the 8 major Hawaiian Islands, hiking her forests and volcanos as well as everything ocean. Part of my time was spent on the lessor known 9th Hawaiian Island, Las Vegas, Nevada -  where I was Beverage Manager for MGM International and Caesars Entertainment. I finally decided to quit plucking my money off trees and decided to start reeling it in from the ocean, so in 1995 I packed up and went to Key Largo where I became a Master Scuba Diver Trainer, shortly there after returning home to Maui, I received my 100 Ton USCG Captain License and so the long journey began and continues as I find myself back in Key Largo after 20+ years.

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      Duane

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Wreck

    • Favorite Fish:

      Tiger Shark

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Ballyhoo's

    • Favorite Movie:

      Pirate's of the Caribbean

    PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:

    • Wreck Diver

    • Deep Diver

    • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

    • Boat Diver

    • Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

    • Night Diver

    • Search & Recovery Diver

    • Gas Blender

    • Underwater Naturalist

    • Underwater Navigator

    • Digital Photo/Video

    • Drift Diver

    • Project Aware

    • Fish Identification

    • Shark Conservation

    • PADI Emergency 02 Provider

    • DAN Emergency 02 Provider

    • EFR Primary/Secondary Care

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 Balance

    Balance image - medium The Balance is the perfect way to keep you streamlined and comfortable. This model introduces the Tri-Loader Harness system. Clipping on accessories like cameras or lights is a snap with 3 stainless steel angled D- rings One of the most popula...

  • 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 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:

    Atomic Split Fins

    Split Fins image - medium All it took was watching the tail fins of fish - except that we couldn't keep up with them because our traditional fins took too much effort. Using hard kicking paddle fins can result in leg strain, fatigue and cramping. Because of the kick resistance of ...

  • 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 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