JoshCo 'Josh' ( Course Directors Team )

  • Course Director

    PADI Platinum Course Director - Scuba Diving since 2003

    • Sidemount Diver Instructor

    • Full FaceMask Instructor

    I started diving in 2003, when my father's fire department rescue dive team needed to practice searches for children. From the moment I took my first breath underwater I was hooked. My initial goal when I was in middle school was to become a scuba instructor. Little did I know, I could go further! In 2014 when I took my Instructor Development Course at Rainbow Reef, I knew that I wanted to become a Course Director. From the moment I passed my Instructor Exam, my mission of becoming a Course Director became real. In May of 2018 I received my acceptance to the Course Director Training Course and just a month later I was training with 48 others to become Course Directors. After graduating from the course, I decided that I wanted to take my diving profession full time and began planning to move from Massachusetts to Key Largo.  A few months later my girlfriend, Jaime, french bull dog, Rupert and I moved down to Florida to achieve my dream. 

    I can't wait to share the underwater world with you and hope to see you soon! 

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      French Reef

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Digital Underwater Photography

    • Favorite Fish:

      Nudibranch

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Bad Boy Burrito

    • Favorite Movie:

      Jurassic Park

    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

    • Sidemount Diver

    • Gas Blender

    • Underwater Naturalist

    • Underwater Navigator

    • Digital Photo/Video

    • Diver Propulsion Vehicle

    • Drift Diver

    • Dry Suit Diver

    • Equipment Specialist

    • Project Aware

    • Coral Reef Conservation

    • Invasive Lionfish Tracker

    • Dive Against Debris

    • Fish Identification

    • Shark Conservation

    • Whale Shark Awareness

    • Coral Watch Health Chart

    • Sea Turtle Awareness

    • TecRec Gas Blender

    • TecRec TriMix Blender

    • 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 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 Teknika

    Teknika image - medium External stainless steel hardware makes this mask very popular in the world of diving....

  • 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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