Matt H 'Matt' ( Instructors Team )

  • Instructor

    PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor - Scuba Diving since 2016

    • Sidemount Diver Instructor

    • Full FaceMask Instructor

    • Tec 40 Dive Instructor

    Matt was lucky enough to be bribed into taking a job with the offer of free scuba diving. It was something he had always wanted to try and thought this was a great opportunity.  It was love from the first breath of compressed air. 

     

    The next year or so was spent working in food and beverage at a resort in San Pedro,  Belize.  At night he would make sure the operation was running smoothly and by day he pretended he was a fish. This was great fun and even the fish enjoyed the company. After his time in Belize was up he made the decision to change careers to his new passion. 

    That journey took took him to Utila, Honduras where he spent the next 7 months diving, training, learning, and teaching. Although it was paradise it was time to move back to the states to be a bit closer to his family.  It is a wonderful place but lacked some of the comforts. 

    Thankfully he was interviewed and hired by one of the best dive centers in the world.  There was no way he couldn't take a position at Rainbow Reef.  He is now adjusting to his new life in the Florida Keys near his family and loved ones. 

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      French reef

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Peak Proformance Buoyancy

    • Favorite Fish:

      Moray eel

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Mrs. Macs (in the median)

    • Favorite Movie:

      Dark Crystal

    PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:

    • Wreck Diver

    • Deep Diver

    • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

    • Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

    • Night Diver

    • Self Reliant Diver

    • Sidemount Diver

    • Gas Blender

    • Drift Diver

    • Equipment Specialist

    • Project Aware

    • Invasive Lionfish Tracker

    • TecRec Gas Blender

    • TecRec TriMix Blender

    • Tec 40 Diver

    • Tec 45 Diver

    • PADI Emergency 02 Provider

    • DAN Emergency 02 Provider

    • EFR Primary/Secondary Care

    • EFR Care for Children

    • Ocean Reef Full FaceMask (IDM)

    • Ocean Reef FFM w/Coms

    • PADI Full FaceMask

My Dive Gear:

  • Regulators:

    Aqua Lung Core

    Core image - medium This weight-friendly regulator makes packing and traveling with your own gear much easier than year's past. With an over balanced first stage, the breathing characteristics rival or beat any mid-level regulator on the market. Being able to keep the weight...

  • BCD:

  • Dive Computers:

    Suunto D9tx Wrist Top Dive Computer

    D9tx Wrist Top Dive Computer image - medium 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...

    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:

    Aqua Lung Deep See Mistique

    Deep See Mistique image - medium Looking for an inexpensive single or two-lens mask with a lifetime warranty? ...

  • 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 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