Orlando C 'The Kracken' ( Store Staff Team )

  • Retail Expert

    PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor - Scuba Diving since 2000

    • Sidemount Diver Instructor

    • Full FaceMask Instructor

    HOLA!!!! My name is orlando and i am from Cuba. I was born less than a mile from the cuban shore, so i almost learned to swim first than walking.. I starteding dive as soon as could...I went to school and college at the same time that I was developing my diving career to become a life guard and later a life guard instructors. By that time I already was a rescue diver, then finished my colleges degre in sport. I was working as a life guard for a while, then one day a friend asked me if i would like to open a dive center. I said why not, i have everything ready to become a dive-master and was able to get everything worked out to open BLUE CEAN DIVE ECENTER . Then I continued to develop my diving career to become an open water instructor. After that i did my first cave dive and then I truly experienced the world of silence, then I FELL IN LOVE WITH CAVE DIVING!! I became a cave diving instructor and had really nice experiences that I would like to share with you all... For some reason I had to leave my love, Cuba. I went to Uruguay for about a year and 6 moths and then did the journey to the states. As soon as I had the first opportunity I got involved with the diving industry through RAINBOW REEF DIVE CENTER and since then I went to my first DEMA, got my PADI OPEN WATER INSTRUCTOR, and that is only the begining. Hope to see you soon in the world of silence, take care and DIVE SAFE :) 

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      Spiegel Grove

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Cave Diver

    • Favorite Fish:

      White Shark

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Hobbos

    • Favorite Movie:

      MENs OF HONOR

    PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:

    • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

    • Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

    • Sidemount Diver

    • Digital Photo/Video

    • Project Aware

    • Coral Reef Conservation

    • Invasive Lionfish Tracker

    • Dive Against Debris

    • Shark Conservation

    • Whale Shark Awareness

    • Cavern Diver

    • PADI Emergency 02 Provider

    • DAN Emergency 02 Provider

    • Ocean Reef Full FaceMask (IDM)

    • Ocean Reef FFM w/Coms

    • PADI Full FaceMask

    • Basic Free Diver

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 Dimension i3

    Dimension i3 image - medium 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 ...

  • 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 MicroMask

    MicroMask image - medium The Micromask is a revolution in mask design. Its innovative, patented structure makes it possible for the lenses to fit in the ocular orbit. Never before have lenses been so close to the eyes. This not only results in an amazingly wide peripheral vie...

  • 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:

    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