Josh 'The Grey' ( Course Directors Team )

  • Course Director

    PADI Platinum Course Director - Scuba Diving since 1990

    Born in Atlanta, Ga and growing up in Memphis, Tn means that I spent my entire childhood dreaming about the ocean and the water in general. With two parents working for airlines for 40 years, I was lucky enough to have my earliest memories in Rome, London, Tokyo, or Beijing. I started diving in Hawaii when I was 10 and spent 15 years as a simple vacation diver. I never would have imagined where I would end up today back then but through backpacking and meeting amazing people on the road I decided that I didn't want to wear socks for a living and I loved diving so thought why not make a full time gig. 

    I spent the better part of the next decade in southeast Asia learning to be an instructor and going on many visa runs and hoping from place to place and teaching as much as possible. I have had the great pleasure to work in some amazing locations like Fiji, Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, the Bahamas, North Carolina and Hawaii was the next stop after all that and I found a home there for the first time and that is where I took the next step and became a PADI Course Director. I was lucky enough to have many mentors in this industry that had such a profound effect on me that becoming a CD was my goal from day one. Since then, my goal has been to work and teach in the best possible environment and when Rainbow Reef comes calling you don't turn that down. I jumped at the chance to move to Key Largo and find a new home here with this amazing dive center and could not be more excited about what the future may hold. 

    I make it a goal of mine to learn something new everyday and to be humble in what the ocean and what this industry can teach you. I am here to teach the PADI ways but I am also so excited to learn as much as I can  from my upcoming students. I learned along time ago that everyone is valuable and everyone brings something interesting to the table and that makes the IDC and every class in between a great experience!

    In general I am a sports nut, Manchester united supporter, star wars nerd, share a deep love of everything to do with sharks and can't wait to blow some bubbles with every single one of you!

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      Spiegal Grove

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Wreck

    • Favorite Fish:

      Hairy Frog Fish

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Its my day off

    • Favorite Movie:

      Star Wars

    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

    • Gas Blender

    • Underwater Naturalist

    • Underwater Navigator

    • Digital Photo/Video

    • Diver Propulsion Vehicle

    • Drift Diver

    • Equipment Specialist

    • Project Aware

    • Coral Reef Conservation

    • Fish Identification

    • Shark Conservation

    • TecRec Gas Blender

    • 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 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...

  • 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:

    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
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