Paul N ( Instructors Team )

  • Instructor

    PADI IDC Staff Instructor - Scuba Diving since 2014

    Close to Philadelphia born and raised. In the water is where I spent most of my days.

    I started diving in 2014 before a trip to visit my aunt and uncle who moved to Hawaii. I was so excited after completing my Open Water Scuba Diver certification I joined the Advanced Open Water course the next weekend. Even though I learned in a cold quarry with low visibility I was hooked. I love learning and took courses at every opportunity. The next thing that I knew I was a Divemaster and calling the local quarry my home away from home.

    Before becoming a scuba instructor I was a mental health therapist, taught English as a second language for a year in Vietnam, and then found my true passion of teaching scuba diving. I enjoy teaching and leading dives as much as I do learning about diving. I am happy to work with a great team of dive professionals at Rainbow Reef Dive Center. It is also nice to have an 'office' that is in the ocean, on a boat, or at the side of the pool.

    If you see me around feel free to stop me to chat or ask questions. (I'm the one with a beard)

    I am excited for you to come join us at Rainbow Reef Dive Center for diving and diving courses.

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      USS Spiegel Grove

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Wreck Diver

    • Favorite Fish:

      Hammerhead Shark

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Hobo's Cafe

    • Favorite Movie:

      The Grand Budapest Hotel

    PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:

    • Wreck Diver

    • Deep Diver

    • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

    • Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

    • Night Diver

    • Underwater Naturalist

    • Underwater Navigator

    • Digital Photo/Video

    • Equipment Specialist

    • Coral Reef Conservation

    • Fish Identification

    • PADI Emergency 02 Provider

    • EFR Primary/Secondary Care

    • EFR Care for Children

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:

    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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