John D 'JD' ( Instructors Team )

  • Instructor

    PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer - Scuba Diving since 2008

    • Full FaceMask Instructor

    I moved to Key Largo from Connecticut. I started my diving off of Cape Cod, Massachusetts where I quickly became hooked! From there I started to look in to diving more which brought me to Tulum, Mexico in 2016 where I worked as a intern for a conservation group called GVI we participated in reef surveys and Fish ID's daily. That is also where I earned my rescue diver certification which was my toughest course that took me 7 days to complete in order to make me feel like a confident rescue diver, my instructor and I became very close through that which is what made me want to become a Instructor as well. After I traveled through Mexico for a bit visiting some Cenote's, and Cozumel. I then went to the Bay Islands, of Honduras where I became a dive master and am now currently an instructor, four years ago I moved to  Key Largo where I work doing what I love every day of the year.

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      Spanish Anchor

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Wreck

    • Favorite Fish:

      Juvenile Trunk Fish

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Key Largo Fisheries

    • Favorite Movie:

      Mission Blue

    PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:

    • Wreck Diver

    • Deep Diver

    • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

    • Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

    • Night Diver

    • Self Reliant Diver

    • Gas Blender

    • Drift Diver

    • Equipment Specialist

    • Project Aware

    • Coral Reef Conservation

    • Dive Against Debris

    • Fish Identification

    • TecRec Gas Blender

    • PADI Emergency 02 Provider

    • DAN Emergency 02 Provider

    • EFR Primary/Secondary Care

    • EFR Care for Children

    • Ocean Reef Full FaceMask (IDM)

    • Ocean Reef FFM w/Coms

    • PADI Full FaceMask

    • Dive Heart Instructor

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 Dimension i3

    Dimension i3 image - medium The Dimension i3 is a back inflation BCD with an integrated i3 inflation/deflation system. The integrated Wrapture(tm) harness system allows you to stand up straight with comfort and control. Loaded with features, with high quality materials ...

  • 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 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 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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