Joe OK ( Management Team )

  • Head Captain

    PADI Master Instructor - Scuba Diving since 2005

    In the beginning of 2005, Joe enrolled in his Open Water course on Long Island, NY, along with his father and brother. They completed their checkout dives in the Bahamas, loved every second, and wanted more. Every chance they got, they would continue to take courses together, and dive as much as possible. Vacation destinations were purely based on great diving opportunities.

    In 2011, Joe decided to make the jump into the professional realm of the dive industry by signing up for his Divemaster and Open Water Scuba Instructor courses with Rainbow Reef. The original intention was to head back to NY after the classes were completed, and to teach part-time, but plans quickly changed when he was offered a position at Ocean Divers in Key Largo. Since then, Joe has been working his way up the PADI Instructor ranks, earning numerous Specialty Instructor ratings, his PADI Master Instructor, and EFR Instructor Trainer rating. Recently, Joe has been focusing on driving the boats, but always jumps at the opportunity to teach a course, or just go dive with his buddies.

    In addition to his many teaching qualifications, Joe is also a certified PSI-PCI Visual Cylinder Inspector, Valve Repair Technician and Oxygen Cleaning Technician. He earned his B.B.A. in Management and Leadership shortly before moving to Key Largo, and hopes to continue towards his Masters Degree in the future.

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      Logan's Run, Molasses Reef

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Enriched Air/Nitrox

    • Favorite Fish:

      Juvenile Spotted Drum

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Bayside Gourmet

    • Favorite Movie:

      JAWS

    PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:

    • Wreck Diver

    • Deep Diver

    • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

    • Boat Diver

    • Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

    • Night Diver

    • Search & Recovery Diver

    • Self Reliant Diver

    • Underwater Navigator

    • Digital Photo/Video

    • Project Aware

    • Coral Reef Conservation

    • Sea Turtle Awareness

    • PADI Emergency 02 Provider

    • EFR Primary/Secondary Care

    • EFR Care for Children

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 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:

    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:

    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...

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