ZackB 'Warm Milk' ( Instructors Team )

  • Intern/Instructor

    PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer - Scuba Diving since 2008

    • Sidemount Diver Instructor

    I was born in New York, but I have lived in Atlanta, Georgia most of my life. I started diving when I was eight years old. My family was on vacation in Marco Island, Florida and I told my parents that I wanted to do the Discover Scuba that the hotel offered in their pool. I fell in love with scuba, but there was one problem, I was not old enough to get certified. Therefore, I had to participate in programs such as PADI Seal Team which allows for kids under the age of ten to scuba dive in a pool. On my tenth birthday my parents and I went to our local dive shop to see what it would require to get certified. Two month later I found myself in Key Largo on a Rainbow Reef dive boat doing my Open Water checkout dives. Little did I know what was going come from this. I was a small ten year old kid that was able to convince both of my parents, who did not dive, to let me get certified. It was the best decision of my life. After many trips back to Rainbow Reef I was able to complete my Advanced Open Water, Master Scuba Diver, and many specialties. When I was sixteen, I started working at a dive shop in Atlanta, Georgia. This was a great experience as it introduced me to all of the moving parts that are involved with a dive shop. I found myself waiting again though just like when I was eight. I had to wait until I turned eighteen in order to start my Divemaster course. Ever since I started diving with Rainbow Reef ten years ago I could not wait to join their internship program and complete courses like my Divemaster and IDC. Well that dream has finally come true as I completed my IDC course and became a Master Scuba Diver Trainer. Currently I am also attending The Florida State University working on my bachelor’s degree in finance. GO NOLES!!!

    • Favorite Dive Site:

      Spiegel Grove

    • Favorite Specialty Class:

      Sidemount

    • Favorite Fish:

      Spotted Eagle Ray

    • Favorite Restaurant:

      Eco Eats

    • Favorite Movie:

      Talladega Nights

    PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications:

    • Wreck Diver

    • Deep Diver

    • Enriched Air/Nitrox Diver

    • Boat Diver

    • Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

    • Night Diver

    • Sidemount Diver

    • Drift Diver

    • Project Aware

    • Coral Reef Conservation

    • 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 Balance

    Balance image - medium The Balance is the perfect way to keep you streamlined and comfortable. This model introduces the Tri-Loader Harness system. Clipping on accessories like cameras or lights is a snap with 3 stainless steel angled D- rings One of the most popula...

  • 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 SubFrame

    SubFrame image - medium The Atomic Aquatics SubFrame Mask is so durable, it carries a Lifetime warranty against frame breakage. The strength comes from the internal frame (subframe) molded directly beneath the surface of the silicone rubber skirt (patent pending). This subframe ...

  • 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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