Nate Fo 'Shadow' ( Instructors Team )

  • Instructor

    PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer - Scuba Diving since 1995

    • Free Dive Instructor

    I started diving in the 90's as a teenager in the cold waters of Seattle Washington. I joined the US Navy in 1997 to 2004. The Navy broadened my diving career. I became a PADI instructor in 2009. From there I traveled all over the globe, diving from the Pacific Northwest to SE Asia and everywhere in between. North to South Africa with a pit stop for some ultra  clear water in Iceland. In 2014, I opened my own shop and brought a great community of divers together. In late 2019 I sold it, well, because the price was right. I absolutely love this industry and the people within. There are not many professions like ours. We as instructors actually change people's lives in a such a positive way. Its something I don't take for granted. I will never forget what a customer told me when I first started teaching. I was training his son to dive and he had such a great time, that the whole week, it was all he talked about. The father came back to the shop a week later to pick up his cert card. He thanked me and said, "You will teach hundreds of divers, maybe thousands and you won't remember everyone's name, but each of those divers will remember you for the rest of their lives". That sunk in and its true. I love what I do

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      Vandenberg

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Wreck

    • Favorite Fish:

      Hammerhead

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Bien

    • Favorite Movie:

      Inception

    PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:

    • Wreck Diver

    • Deep Diver

    • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

    • Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

    • Underwater Navigator

    • Dry Suit Diver

    • Project Aware

    • Coral Reef Conservation

    • PADI Emergency 02 Provider

    • EFR Primary/Secondary Care

    • EFR Care for Children

    • Basic Free Diver

    • Open Water Free Diver

    • Advanced Free 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 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:

    Atomic Frameless

    Frameless image - medium The success of this product derives from meticulous computer design and numerous optical tests. The central position of the eyes and the optimally angled window provides the widest possible viewing angle in every direction. Quick-adjusting ergonomic buckl...

  • 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-1 Snorkel

    SV-1 Snorkel image - medium The Atomic Aquatics Scupper Valve snorkel design is based on the same principle as the one-way Scupper Valve used in boats. If waves or splashes enter the boat, a one-way rubber flapper located on the deck near the rear of the boat opens to drain the wate...

  • 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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