Gene Cl 'Gene Gene Diving Machine ' ( Instructors Team )

  • Instructor

    PADI Master Instructor - Scuba Diving since 1987

    • Poseidon Rebreather Instructor

    • Poseidon Rebreather

    Born in the United States and raised in the Navy life. My father was stationed all over the world, I have lived in Guantanamo Bay Cuba as a young boy, learning to swim in the ocean.  As a teenager I lived on Treasure Island in California. Enjoying fishing and swimming in the ocean. Going to high school in Hawaii, learning to surf, before joining the United States Navy myself.

    My diving adventure started in the sandy shores of La Jolla beach in San Diego, California, where I earned my open water diver and advanced open water.  While serving in the United States Navy, I had the opportunity to dive all over the world.  A few of my favorite places include the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Hawaii, Philippines and Thailand.

    After I retired from the Navy, I continued my diving education becoming a commercial hard hat diver. My desire for teaching has led me to becoming a PADI Master Instructor.  I enjoy teaching all PADI specialties and passing on my knowledge and skills I have learned over the years.  

    I have had the opportunity to teach in Orlando Florida, Albuquerque New Mexico, Virginia, Bahamas and now the Florida Keys. If you come down this way and want to start your diving adventure or continue your training stop by the shop and ask for Gene, Gene the Diving Machine!

    Always dive safe “Fair Winds and Following Seas” Gene

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      USS Spiegel Grove

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Deep

    • Favorite Fish:

      Hammerhead

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Sharkey’s

    • Favorite Movie:

      The Frogmen (1951)

    PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:

    • Wreck Diver

    • Deep Diver

    • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

    • Boat Diver

    • Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

    • Night Diver

    • Search & Recovery Diver

    • Gas Blender

    • Altitude Diver

    • Underwater Naturalist

    • Underwater Navigator

    • Digital Photo/Video

    • Diver Propulsion Vehicle

    • Drift Diver

    • Dry Suit Diver

    • Equipment Specialist

    • SMB/DSMB Diver

    • Project Aware

    • Coral Reef Conservation

    • TecRec Gas Blender

    • TecRec TriMix Blender

    • PADI Emergency 02 Provider

    • EFR Primary/Secondary Care

    • EFR Care for Children

    • PADI Full FaceMask

    • Poseidon Instructor

    • Poseidon Diver

My Dive Gear:

  • Regulators:

    Aqua Lung Titan

    Titan image - medium Incorporating all the best features of its predecessors, this third generation Titan has innovative features resulting in a more comfortable, lighter-weight and easier-breathing regulator. For the consumer that wants performance at an affordable price to ...

  • BCD:

    Aqua Lung Pro HD

    Pro HD image - medium The Pro HD encompasses the quality and knowledge Aqua Lung has achieved in buoyancy compensator development over the last four decades. This BC combines great technological features and durability with an affordable price. With weight integration and mult...

  • 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:

    Aqua Lung Deep See Mistique

    Deep See Mistique image - medium Looking for an inexpensive single or two-lens mask with a lifetime warranty? ...

  • 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 Titan / Calypso Octo

    Titan / Calypso Octo image - medium Perfectly compatible with the Titan regulators, this mid sized alternate air source is a high quality, affordable octo. High viz purge cover along with the high viz 39 inch hose makes identifying fast and efficient. The front purge cover is designed for e...

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