Luke ( Instructors Team )

  • IDC Staff Instructor

    PADI IDC Staff Instructor - Scuba Diving since 2013

    • Full FaceMask Instructor

    I am originally from the Philadelphia area. I attended Southern Oregon University and graduated with a Bachelors in Outdoor Adventure Leadership. I took experiential education classes in white water kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and scuba. While I was in Ashland Oregon I started diving as much as possible. I enjoy diving cold water and cruising through kelp beds as much as I love diving the gorgeous water of the Keys and identifying fish on the reefs. After graduating from SOU I went to Roatan, Honduras, for my Dive Master Internship. I spent 8 weeks in Roatan with my partner Emelia, we had an incredible time and would love to return soon. After my Instructor Development Course I instructed scuba at SOU for one year. I loved it, but was also working as a Nanny because Scuba wasn't full time. Great life experience, but a few hundred diapers later I was ready to move somewhere with warm water so I could make diving my full time job. That is how I ended up here in beautiful Key Largo.

    The images I chose to upload are:

    Em and I on a RRDC Dive Trip

    SOU spring break dive trip, Lover's Point, Monterey CA

    The Narrows in Zion National Park










    • Favorite Dive Site:

      Anywhere on Molasses

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Dry Suit

    • Favorite Fish:

      Spotted Drum

    • Favorite Restaurant:


    • Favorite Movie:


    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

    • Project Aware

    • Coral Reef Conservation

    • Dive Against Debris

    • Shark Conservation

    • PADI 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 Axiom i3

    Axiom i3 image - medium A feature-rich, ADV style, wrap-around jacket that incorporates the innovative i3 inflation / deflation system (patented). The integrated WraptureTM harness system (pat. pend.) allows you to stand up straight in total comfort while the cylinder remains pe...

  • Dive Computers:

    Suunto Zoop Dive Computer

    Zoop Dive Computer image - medium Don't let the price of the Suunto Zoop dive computer fool you. It is loaded with features like wrist or console mounting options, downloadable to a PC or Mac with an optional USB cable. Nitrox anyone? The Zoop is Nitrox compatible up to 50%. At high viz o...

  • 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 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-1 Snorkel

    SV-1 Snorkel image - medium The Atomic Aquatics Scupper Valve snorkel design is based on the same principle as the one-way Scupper Valve used in boats. If waves or splashes enter the boat, a one-way rubber flapper located on the deck near the rear of the boat opens to drain the wate...

  • 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