Mustufa 'Mu' ( Instructors Team )

  • Instructor

    PADI Master Instructor - Scuba Diving since 2011

    • Full FaceMask Instructor

    Hey Divers!! My name is Mustufa aka Mu. I earned my open water scuba instructor rating in 2015 and currently am an Master Instructor.

    I am a diver, traveler/backpacker, foodie, self-proclaimed chef, hiker, trekker, nature lover, motorcycle enthusiast, adrenaline junkie, to say the least.

    I was born and raised in Mumbai, India. I got hooked to scuba diving during my open water certification in Koh Tao, Thailand and moved to the US in 2014 to be a scuba instructor. I am fluent in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, and English.

    Fun Fact: I have rode my motorcycle on the highest motorable road in the world (18,400 ft). 

    Upon earning a business degree, I started my career as an investment banker. After 2 years of hating the cubicle and commute, I quit to join the family business. Fast forward 8 years, the business was booming (with the support of partners - dad and brother), and I took a 1-year sabbatical in search of "Pura Vida".  6 years, 3000+ dives, 300+ certifications, and 2 Elite Instructor Awards later, here I am.

    PS - I am also a part-time Math tutor.

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      Spiegel Grove

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Wreck Diver Specialty

    • Favorite Fish:

      Hammerhead Shark

    • Favorite Restaurant:


    • Favorite Movie:


    PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:

    • Wreck Diver

    • Deep Diver

    • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

    • Boat Diver

    • Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

    • Night Diver

    • Search & Recovery Diver

    • Underwater Naturalist

    • Underwater Navigator

    • Digital Photo/Video

    • Diver Propulsion Vehicle

    • Drift Diver

    • Equipment Specialist

    • SMB/DSMB Diver

    • Project Aware

    • Coral Reef Conservation

    • Dive Against Debris

    • Fish Identification

    • Shark Conservation

    • Coral Watch Health Chart

    • 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 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 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:

    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 ABS Octo

    ABS Octo image - medium This low profile, sleek octopus is very manageable alternate air source in an emergency. Its high viz covers and hose makes it easy to see. It clips to a BCD very easily with the included quick release mount. Its shape alone, helps to streamline the diver...

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