Nikita Ma ( Captains Team )

  • Captain

    PADI DiveMaster - Scuba Diving since 2010

    I grew up in Florida, never very far from the ocean and I was snorkeling in the FL Keys by the time I could walk. Seeing the wonders below the surface, I decided to pursue a degree in Marine Biology from Florida State University where I became an AAUS Scientific Diver and my underwater career began. After diving internships in Western Australia, the Keys, and Gulf of Mexico, I started working for NOAA driving 200ft research vessels and providing an operational platform for scientists researching whales, fish populations, oceanography from Alaska to San Diego and throughout the Hawaiian Islands. I knew that I wanted to keep diving and driving boats, so I came to work with Rainbow Reef! Now I still get to see the sunrise over the water every morning, and I get to dive in a place where the water really is like a pool and every day is a vacation. 

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      Kona, Hawaii

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Drysuit

    • Favorite Fish:

      Exocoetidae - Flying Fish

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Moe's

    • Favorite Movie:

      Dumb and Dumber

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 D4i Wrist-Top Dive Computer

    D4i Wrist-Top Dive Computer image - medium The D4i boasts the small 'watch-style' wrist computer without sacrificing other great features. Optional wireless air integration can be added any time. Movescount software makes downloading all of your dive data to a PC or Mac a breeze with the included ...

  • 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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