Vance ( Office Staff Team )

  • Assistant Office Manager

    PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer - Scuba Diving since 1987

    • Full FaceMask Instructor

    Vance has been connected to the ocean in some way since his youth growing up in San Diego. Being a surfer and skin diver, scuba diving was a natural next step, which he took in 1987 while assigned on Guam with the United States Air Force. Throughout the next 30 years, Vance was able to continue his dive training up through Dive Master and diving in locations from Florida and California to Hawaii, Tahiti, Roatan and Utila. After retiring from the United States Air Force after 30 years of active duty, Vance came to Key Largo in 2016 to become a Scuba Instructor and to join the Rainbow Reef Dive Center Management Team.

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      Spiegel Grove

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Shark Conservation

    • Favorite Fish:

      Hammerhead Shark

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Conch House

    • Favorite Movie:

      Endless Summer 2

    PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:

    • Wreck Diver

    • Deep Diver

    • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

    • Boat Diver

    • Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

    • Night Diver

    • Digital Photo/Video

    • Diver Propulsion Vehicle

    • Drift Diver

    • Project Aware

    • Coral Reef Conservation

    • Dive Against Debris

    • Shark Conservation

    • 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 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 Zuma

    Zuma image - medium The fun, travel-friendly ZUMA will find favor with those divers who are tired of paying excess baggage fees. This ultra-light, weight-integrated, back inflation BC has everything you need, yet lacks weight and bulk....

  • Dive Computers:

    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:

    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 Express ADJ

    Express ADJ image - medium 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. ...

  • 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...

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