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SDI Instructor Trainer
TDI Technical Instructor
PADI Master Instructor
Diving Since: 1990
What set the hook? Growing up I would go to the beach and watched divers in and out of the water and wished it was me out there. The divers? always friendly and talked with me. Then watching documentaries on SCUBA diving with Jacques-Coustea, I wanted to try it out. Snorkeling was great but to go down beneath the surface into the great big drink, I was hooked. Being able to breathe below the surface was the way to go. I couldn’t wait to get certified and learn to dive and expand my diving education.. In a world where life has a tendency to be stressful, I found scuba diving to be the solution of my high stress life. SCUBA diving is an amazing experience where you can browse through the rocky coral reefs and watch the sea life blend into surroundings. It makes them seem as if they are part of the picture in a fantasy world rather than living creatures and each dive is a different experience. Who knew there could be so many adventures so close to home???
So I quickly made the decision to become an instructor to share these experiences with anyone willing to take the opportunity to enlighten their lives, one dive at a time.
Certifications: Instructor Ratings:SDI Instructor Trainer, Extended Range Instructor, Rebreather Instructor, Gas blending Instructor PADI Master Instructor, Emergency First Response Instructor, Tec Instructor, Sidemount & many various specialties.
Goals: Since I have been an active instructor teaching, the world, this life has changed. From the clear reefs of Cozumel, the aquatic life of Bonaire, the mysteries of Papua New Guinea or the classroom swimming pool, my life changed when I began diving. The adventures continue with every student and new dive site experience. My only goal is that you meet our Signature Family, enjoy the quality of life and training to be enriched and make new memories with us.
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PADI Master Instructor #172293
SDI Instructor Trainer
Diving Since: 1994
What set the hook? For as long as I can remember I’ve always felt a connection with the ocean. For me SCUBA seemed like a natural progression from spending hours on the surface surfing and boogie boarding to diving and exploring our underwater world. Like no two waves are ever exactly the same, no two dives, even at the same site are ever exactly the same. After I took my first breath underwater I knew right then and there that this was what I wanted to do.
Certifications: PADI Master Instructor, NAUI Master Diver, Instructor Ratings: Peak Performance Buoyancy, U/W Navigation, Night, Deep, Wreck, Dry Suit, Search and Recovery, Enriched Air (Nitrox), Drift, Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV), Altitude, Project AWARE, Fish I.D., Boat, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, Emergency First Responder and Care for Children w/AED
Goals: My primary goal, above all, is to develop SAFE divers. Divers that are independent and not dependent on others make the safest buddy teams. It’s easy to get and stay excited about something that you are passionate about. This sport may be slow and most of the time effortless when you are underwater, but it is never boring. Whether you are drift diving off Cozumel or visiting the Jacques Cousteau Monument at Avalon’s underwater dive park, it’s an ever-changing adventure that I look forward to sharing with everyone I meet. With over 7500 dives and over 5500 hours underwater, The Adventure continues......
PADI IDC Staff Instructor #57152
SDI Instructor Trainer
Diving Since: 1988
What set the hook? Jacques Cousteau, I remember as a kid watching him on TV. The passion he had for the aquatic environment fascinated me. Once I became a diver, I quickly realized I was addicted to diving. I can’t think of any activity that will allow you to visit a place where you can travel back in time (wreck diving). When diving, there’s no phones, there’s just you and the aquatic environment.
Certifications: PADI Staff Instructor #57152, Emergency First Response Instructor (EFR), Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor, Project AWARE Instructor, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Instructor, Deep Instructor, Dry Suit Instructor, Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor, Enriched Air Instructor, Wreck Instructor, TecRec Trimix Blender Instructor, Boat Instructor, Drift Instructor, Equipment Specialist Instructor, Night Diver Instructor, Underwater Navigator Instructor, Search & Recovery Instructor, Underwater Photographer Instructor, Multilevel Diver Instructor, Fish Identification Instructor, Digital Underwater Photographer Instructor, Altitude Instructor.
Goals: PADI Master Instructor. My goal is to teach scuba diving to anyone who is willing to take the plunge in adventure. Scuba diving is not for everyone, but for those who are looking for adventure of the unknown, scuba diving is for you. To be able to visit a place underwater, where you can see hard and soft corals of every color, spectacular untouched wrecks trapped in time, is something that relatively few people can imagine. All of us divers have a little pirate in us, looking for that buried treasure. So come join us and who knows, you just might that treasure after all.
PADI IDC Staff Instructor #341236
Handicap Scuba Association Instructor #3756
Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer
1994-1997 US Army 63G10 Fuel and Electrical Repairer
Location: Fort Hood Tx
Diving Since: 2012
What set the hook? I was snorkeling in Hawaii with the manta rays and saw divers below us at the site we were at. I figured I would like to give it a try. I went to the local dive shop and inquired within and signed up. After that first breath at depth, I was hooked
Certifications: Master Scuba Diver, Tec Trimix Blender, Tec Sidemount, Tec 40, Tec Rebreather, Public Safety Diver, PSD Surface Support, Dive Against Debris, Shark Aware Conservation, Equipment Specialist, PSI/PCI Cylinder inspector. Instructor Ratings: Full Face Mask, Drysuit, Solo, Self Reliant, SMB, Peak Performance/Advance Bouancy,Navigation, Altitude, Night/Limited Visibility, Boat, SAR, Deep, Drift, Nitrox, Wreck, Shore and Beach, Research, Recreational Sidemount, Advanced Rebreather, O2 Provider, First Aid for Child, Adult, Infant with AED
Goals: At first I only wanted to be a master scuba diver, 4 years down the road, I found that I really enjoyed the diving community. I became an Instructor to share the passion that I have for diving, there are plenty of locations that haven’t been explored by none divers, so follow me and we can get our feet wet.
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer #191632
Diving Since: 1992
What set the hook? I got hooked on scuba diving after a trip to Cancun. I was snorkeling and saw divers on the bottom and knew I needed to be there. I cam back and immediately got certified. My buddy and I spent many years experiencing all types of diving including deep, wreck, night, photo, hunting, fresh water, beach, boat and warm waters. I have had surreal experiences diving the warm waters of the Florida Keys to Cozumel to Hawaii. But I love our world class diving here in Southern California. I decided to “Go Pro” and get my instructor rating and have loved every minute of it.
Certifications: PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT), PADI Dive Travel Specialist
Goals: I teach scuba diving because I love it. I love to teach and I love the sport so being an instructor has been a perfect match. I especially enjoy sharing the wonders of the underwater world with new students teaching Open Water Diver and Advance Open Water. Over the years, I have been fortunate to meet many fellow adventurers who share my passion and have joined me on my group dive trips. I would like nothing more than to continue teaching scuba and lead dive trips to exotic destination around the world. After working for another dive shop the last 12 years that went out of business, I am honored to be able to continue teaching with Signature Scuba.
Certified by US Navy as a combat diver while in the US Marines.
Diving Since: 1981
What set the hook? As a kid watched SEA HUNT and Jacques Cousteau adventures on National Geographic.
Certifications: In 1999 joined the PADI instructor ranks. In 2017 completed my IDC Staff training with LA County Sheriff. Have certified over 550 divers from Open Water - Divemaster. along with specialties in wreck, drift, and deep diver.
Goals: Keep diving and climbing and riding and hiking. Observe all that I can while on the great place called earth.
What set the hook? What set the hook, as a kid I never missed an episode of Sea Hunt with Loyd Bridges. I was first certified through Naui. I spent the last 20 years in law enforcement as a Public Safety / Rescue Diver through Dive Rescue International
Certifications: Several Padi, SDI and Dive Rescue
Goals: My goal is to pass on my commitment to conserving our oceans to as many people as possible.
PADI Divemaster #341313
Diving Since: 2012
What set the hook? Definitely James McMullin was the reason I got into scuba diving and is the reason I became a DM. When James opened Signature Scuba I joined his first class. I have been diving alongside James and his students ever since. I love seeing students love for scuba grow and helping students become better divers. Each dive is a new experience no matter where I am or who I'm with.
Certifications: PADI Divemaster, Rescue Diver, Master Scuba Diver, Emergency Oxygen Provider, CPR/AED/First Aid, Deep Diver, Dry Suit Diver, Enriched Air Diver, Aware Shark Conservation Diver, Coral Reef Conservation, and Project Aware.
Goals: Continue on this journey called life with James and Signature Scuba. I am always learning and I hope to continue learning for the rest of my life. Along the way I would like to be able to capture some beautiful pictures of my travels both in and out of the water.
Diving Since: 1994
What set the hook? I was introduced to scuba when I was twelve years old. The first time I donned scuba equipment I was hooked and destined for a life below the surface. As I started to progress my knowledge in scuba by taking many different courses working my way up to NAUI master diver by the time I was 18 years old. After high school, I started working for local dive shop working my way up to Divemaster and eventually Open Water Instructor. During my time as shop manager I became an Advanced Open Water Instructor and Complete Nitrox Instructor. My passion for diving has always been the concept that very few people on this earth get to enjoy what the ocean truly has to offer beneath the surface. As the diving industry continues to grow, new technology always feeds us to dive deeper, safer, and longer than ever before.
Certifications: SSI AOWI 10363 and ANDI CSUI, SSI: Advance Open Water Instructor ANDI: Complete SafeAir/Nitrox Instructor, Gas Blender, Oxygen Provider, Rebreather Diver level 2, and Technical SafeAir Diver, NAUI Tech: HeliAir diver
Goals: My personal goals as a diver are to continue to expand my knowledge and education in the diving field and to pass on my knowledge to anyone who is willing to become a better diver in the future.
SDI Dive Master
Padi Dive Master
US Navy 1983-1987
USS Mt Hood AE-29
Diving Since: 2014
What set the hook? In 1983, I was snorkeling in Hawaii at Hanauma Bay with all of the bright colored fish and beautiful reef. I was completely hooked and have been trying to get certified ever since. In 1999 my wife and I did a DSD and a shark dive in the Bahamas and we both thought we would come home and get certified. Life got in the way. When my middle son was going through open water through his school I saw the opportunity and now the whole family is certified.
Certifications: Master Scuba Diver, Dive Master
Goals: At first I only wanted to be an advanced open water diver, 3 years, I am still completely addicted to diving and learning to be a better diver. I became a Dive Master candidate because I love helping and teaching as much as I love to dive. I am in the water at every opportunity.
What set the hook? Way back in 1978 when I joined the Navy to see the world I had no idea I would discover this great adventure of Scuba Diving. I was an Electronics Technician in the Nuclear Power Plants on the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) through 1984. I had no idea that my days as an Instructor at Great Lakes NTC, then on board Enterprise would dove tail into helping me teach Scuba Diving. I first certified in 1983 while I was in the Navy on liberty in the Philippines. After experiencing the abundance and varieties of plant and animal life in the canyons we dove and those phenomenal colors, I knew I would come back for more. Twenty years later I recognized the need to find a bonding activity with my son after way too many assignments away from home that caused a little distance between us. I thought diving would be a good team-building activity. It surpassed my highest expectation!
We started Open Water class with Paul Dube in 2003. Our bonding experience continued through Advanced, several Specialties, Rescue, Divemaster then Assistant Instructor. We shared several years diving the beaches of Southern California, from Point Dume in Santa Barbara to the Marine Room near San Diego. We dove all over Catalina, occasionally the Channel Islands and even the two phenomenal trips to the Red Sea. The dive equipment has changed significantly since 1983, but the amazing feeling of cruising over a reef to swim out and hover over a hundred foot wall full of life and color just waiting to be explored before you, never fails to be spectacular. As an Assistant Instructor I worked with another shop from 2005 to 2014. I finally took that next step and become an Open Water Instructor in 2014. I intend to help divers create dive adventures, memories with others and experience that sense of wonder that will last a lifetime as my son and I have.
Certifications: PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, other PADI Instructor ratings: Peak Performance Buoyancy, Equipment Specialist, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, Emergency First Responder and Care for Children w/AED. SDI Open Water Instructor, other SDI Instructor ratings: Advanced Buoyancy, Shore & Beach, Boat, Dry Suit, Underwater Navigation, Underwater Digital Photography, Dive Computers, Marine Ecosystems & Awareness, CPROX, 1st aid and AED. Diver specialties: Deep, Navigation, Wreck, Night, Dry Suit, Drift, Photo, Digital UW Photo, Fish ID, and Emergency Oxygen provider.
Goals: To help students learn, implement and retain the best practices that will make them safe divers for the rest of their diving future. To share this amazing experience with those who are willing to explore where only few have the opportunity to go. I hope to be one of the role model divers or Instructors you want to emulate or follow. I hope to participate in and encourage others to join us in at least one international trip per year to a warm water destination. I intend to attain my MSDT rating in 2019 and to continue on to an IDCS rating by 2021
SDI Assistant Instructor #25415
Naui Divemaster #58093
What set the hook? I have always loved the ocean and have wanted to know what’s in it. I did a DSD at Sports Chalet when I was younger and ever since then I knew that Scuba Diving was something that I wanted to do. It wasn’t until years later, however, while I was away at school at Cal State Monterey Bay, that I finally got the opportunity to get certified and truly see what lies beneath. I wanted to get certified so I could use it as a tool to help me study the underwater world and further my studies as a marine science major. At school, I got all the way up to a NAUI Divemaster as well as an American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) certified research diver. I also helped out with many classes while at school because I wanted to spread the joy that is Scuba Diving to other eager students. Now I am starting my instructor program so I can continue to spread diving to the world.
Certifications: NAUI Divemaster, SDI Assistant Instructor, AAUS Research Diver, SDI Instructor Candidate
Goals: My goal for now is to become a good instructor that produces good divers that want to preserve and learn more about the ocean world. My ultimate goal would be to travel the world and do research on the ecosystems and the organisms and the animals that live within them.
Dive Master Candidate
Diving Since: 2014
What set the hook? Growing up in Orange County I spent all my spare time in the water. I was body surfing the wedge and surfing in Newport. My love for the ocean I owe to my mother. When James opened Signature Scuba in 2012 I had never thought about diving up until that point. However as I was learning about scuba gear and helping run the shop my interest in learning how to dive grew. Watching so many students come through the shop, they all would ask when I was going to dive. We set a goal for me. The goal was to get healthier. Then we started my journey. Once I finished my Open Water certification in Catalina I was HOOKED. Now I love diving and look forward to continuing my education.
Certifications: Rescue Diver,Advanced Open Water, Deep, Underwater Navigation, Night & Limited Visibility, Beach & Shore Entry, Advanced Buoyancy Control, Peak Performance Buoyancy , Enriched Air (Nitrox), Drysuit, Equipment Specialist, Project AWARE, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, Emergency First Responder and Emergency O2 Provider.
Goals: My primary goal, is to continue my scuba education. Making sure Signature Scuba continues to provide the best service and training in the industry. Who knows one day I may be teaching others how to scuba dive.
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