Jake H ( Instructors Team )

  • Instructor

    PADI IDC Staff Instructor - Scuba Diving since 2012

    • Full FaceMask Instructor

    • Optima Rebreather

    Jake began his diving career in a cold quarry in central Virginia at 14 years old. He dove often while traveling with friends and family during high school, and attended college at Miami University (the real Miami) in Oxford, Ohio. After leaving college, Jake decided to pursue a dream of living on the water and teaching SCUBA in the Florida Keys. Jake was originally an intern with Rainbow Reef, and after seven months was hired as a full time staff member. Since then Jake has become a PADI MSDT and recently went back to the Career Development Center to earn the title of PADI IDC Staff Instructor. Jake's favorite style of diving is wreck diving and he is a PADI Tec 40 CCR diver on the O2ptima rebreather. 

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      Spiegel Grove

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Wreck Diver

    • Favorite Fish:

      Yellow Headed Jaw Fish

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Doc's Diner

    • Favorite Movie:

      Black Hawk Down

    PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:

    • Wreck Diver

    • Deep Diver

    • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

    • Boat Diver

    • Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

    • Night Diver

    • Self Reliant Diver

    • Underwater Naturalist

    • Diver Propulsion Vehicle

    • Project Aware

    • Dive Against Debris

    • Fish Identification

    • 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

    • Spiegel Grove Diver

    • Optima Diver

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 D6i Wrist Top Dive Computer

    D6i Wrist Top Dive Computer image - medium The Suunto D6i is the wristop dive computers of choice for those who take their diving seriously. With a new tilt-compensated 3D digital compass and wireless air integration, it's an essential tool when other people rely on your diving skills. The D6i is ...

  • Mask:

    Aqua Lung MicroMask

    MicroMask image - medium The Micromask is a revolution in mask design. Its innovative, patented structure makes it possible for the lenses to fit in the ocular orbit. Never before have lenses been so close to the eyes. This not only results in an amazingly wide peripheral vie...

  • 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...

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