Cheryl H ( Office Staff Team )

  • Office Associate

    PADI Rescue Diver - Scuba Diving since 2000

    Cheryl has worked for a Major League Baseball team, a professional race team (Off Road, IndyCar, and NASCAR), a financial management company, and most recently a very large international corporation.  After many years of supporting corporate executives she and her husband Nick, who worked in racing all his life, decided to “drop out”.  They sold their house, their cars, most of their belongings, and bought an RV.  On July 1 of 2019 they left North Carolina, pulling a trailer with two motorcycles and traveled across America.


    In January of 2020 they decided to settle down again and chose Key Largo as their new home.  Looking for a change of pace, Cheryl answered an ad for an Office Assistant position at Rainbow Reef, the dive operation they had used on several trips to the Keys. Diving is a passion, and working in the field, seeing people day after day that share that passion, seemed like a perfect next life step. 


    Cheryl and her husband Nicholas, an author of novels set in the Cayman Islands and centered around diving, still live in their RV and love their minimalist lifestyle.


    Cheryl was certified in 2002 and has her Advanced, Rescue Diver, Nitrox and Dry Suit certifications. She's dived all over the Caribbean, Mexico, Iceland, California, North Carolina, and of course the Florida Keys.

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      USCG Bibb

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Wreck Diver

    • Favorite Fish:

      Silky Shark

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      The Fish House

    • Favorite Movie:

      The Princess Bride

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 Vyper Air Wrist Top Dive Computer

    Vyper Air Wrist Top Dive Computer image - medium The Vyper Air can become a wireless (hoseless) dive computer with an optional transmitter. Air, Nitrox, and Gauge mode accommodates any type of diving situation. With a graphical logbook display, seeing your dive profile 'on-screen' is a great way to reco...

  • 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...

Rainbow Reef Dive Center Barracuda
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