Nate S ( Instructors Team )

  • Instructor

    PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor - Scuba Diving since 2013

    I grew up in bitter cold Massachusetts and after visiting the Keys a few times on vacation, I decided I really wanted to become a part of the Rainbow Reef team. It's a little difficult to complain when you wake up to palm trees every morning!

     

    Every second underwater to me is time more than well spent. I love to learn and experience everything this industry has to offer, as well as interacting with the colorful cast of divers worldwide. Some of the best advice I have ever received is to "be a sponge", and absorbing what everyone has to say is invaluable to me.

     

    I am a firm believer in the "work hard play hard" work ethic, and it is not difficult to live by when this kind of work is fun! Looking forward to seeing you all out on the reefs with me!

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      USS Spiegel Grove

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Self Reliant

    • Favorite Fish:

      Christmas Tree Worms

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Tacos Jalisco

    • Favorite Movie:

      Airplane!

    PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:

    • Wreck Diver

    • Deep Diver

    • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

    • Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

    • Night Diver

    • Self Reliant Diver

    • Project Aware

    • Coral Reef Conservation

    • Dive Against Debris

    • PADI Emergency 02 Provider

    • DAN Emergency 02 Provider

    • EFR Primary/Secondary Care

    • EFR Care for Children

    • 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 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 Zoop Wrist Dive Computer

    Zoop Wrist Dive Computer image - medium Don't let the price of the Suunto Zoop dive computer fool you. It is loaded with features like wrist or console mounting options, downloadable to a PC or Mac with an optional USB cable. Nitrox anyone? The Zoop is Nitrox compatible up to 50%. At high viz o...

  • 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:

    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 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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