Our Assistant Instructors & Divemasters

Diana McKenzie: PADI Assistant Instructor

Mickey Temple: PADI Assistant Instructor

Janis Vasquez: PADI Asssitant Instructor

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
Favorite Food: Noodles, bbq, pie… =)
Favorite Local Hangout: I’m new to the area, you tell me!
Favorite Dive Site: I don’t think I have a favorite, but the Catalina Dive Park is very close to my heart!
Favorite Type of Diving: Reefs, walls, anything with lots of life
Best Dive You’ve Ever Been On: It’s a tie between a night dive off Zanzibar and a cenote in Tulum
If You Could Dive Anywhere in the World Where Would It Be? The Galapagos
Anything Else You Would Like to Add? Although I enjoy seeing cabezon, lingcod, and sharks as much as the next diver, I have a great fondness for small and/or overlooked critters like sea hares, nudibranchs, fringehead, and snails.

Tom Wallis: PADI Assistant Instructor

Hometown: Castro Valley
Favorite Food: Coconut Shrimp
Favorite Local Hangout: The Beach
Favorite Dive Site: Two rocks Puako, Hi
Favorite Type of Diving: Free Diving
Best Dive You’ve Ever Been On: Every time I take someone new to Two Rocks to the canyon

Tony Farmer: PADI Assistant Instructor

Hometown:  Elmwood , TN
Favorite Food:  Shabu Shabu
Favorite Local Hangout:  Demitris Taverna
Favorite Dive Site:  Punta Arenas , Patagonia, straits of Magellan 
Favorite Type of Diving: Northern California Kelp Forests
Best Dive You’ve Ever Been On: North of Jeddah Saudi Arabia in the Red Sea
 

Bret Rasmussen: PADI Assistant Instructor

Hometown: Pleasanton
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Local Hangout: Dive n Trips
Favorite Dive Site: 3 caves, Hawaii
Favorite Type of Diving: Warm water, reefs
Best Dive You’ve Ever Been On: Kittiwake Grand Cayman
If You Could Dive Anywhere in the World Where Would It Be?  Truk Lagoon
Anything Else You Would Like to Add? I love to dive!

Michael Miller: PADI Divemaster

Hometown: Fremont
Favorite Food: Chinese
Favorite Hangout: Randy’s Gazbo, Cayman Brac
Favorite Dive Site: Monterey, with my daughter and hundreds of Sea Nettles
Best Dive: Any
Anything Else You Would Like to Add: I enjoy seeing new divers after their first Kelp dive

Brian Giddens: PADI Divemaster

Joe Gordillo: PADI Divemaster

Hometown:  Danville
Favorite Food:
  BBQ Anything – Steaks, Chicken, Fish
Favorite Local Hangout:  My backyard, next to my BBQ, while hanging out with my family.
Favorite Dive Site:
One with water and at least 10 feet of visibility.
Favorite Type of Diving:
In my dry suit or where the water is at least 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Best Dive You’ve Ever Been On:
  Drift dive in Cozumel.
Anything Else You Would Like to Add?  I love making scuba memories with my dive buddy, my son Joey.

Pete Coldrey: PADI Divemaster

Hometown: Southampton, Hampshire, UK
Favorite Food: Sunday Roast Lamb (its an English thing)
Favorite Local Hangout: Sunshine saloon or anywhere serving beer:)
Favorite Dive Site: Monastery beach so far
Favorite Type of Diving: In the kelp forests or with sharks. Anything with nature.
Best Dive You’ve Ever Been On: Watching shark feeding off Grand Bahama
Anything Else You Would Like to Add? It’s spelt Aluminium…