Underwater Navigator Specialty



Congratulations to Victor Castro Villela (Miami, FL) who completed the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty today while diving at the Blue Heron Bridge. Victor now has 6 separate Specialty Certifications and he is coming back next weekend to complete the Rescue Diver course.

Great job Victor – see you next week!


Discover Scuba Diving

Congratulations to Daniel King (Ludington, Michigan) who completed a pool session and two open water dives on March 6th,  leading to a PADI Discover Scuba Diving certification. We had great conditions and good visibility at Snapper Ledge and Pickles Reef, and I’m confident that Daniel will use this experience to pursue an open water certification in the near future.

Open Water Diver certification

Congratulations to Jacob Townsend (Colorado Springs, CO) who earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification today while diving on Molasses Reef with Ocean Divers Resort and Career Development Center. I wish Jacob all the best as he begins his career in the Navy next month, and I hope he’s able to continue to dive to enhance his personal and professional career.

Open Water Diver Certification

Congratulations to Grace H (McLean, VA) who earned her PADI Open Water Diver certification today while diving in the Key Largo Undersea Park. Best wishes to Grace and her father & brother as they put this certification to use diving the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Discover Scuba Diving

Congratulations to Willie Nearn (Hartford, MI) who completed a Discover Scuba Diving session on January 21st with Ocean Divers. After two great dives (Wreck of the Benwood and Sand Bottom Cave on French Reef), Willie is now hooked on this amazing sport. Best of luck Willie and I hope to see you soon for your full certification.

Advanced Open Water

Congratulations to Mary Kormash (Mt. Arlington, NJ) who earned her PADI Advanced Open Water (AOW) certification on January 19th while diving the wrecks and reefs with the staff and crew of Ocean Divers. Mary has hundreds of logged dives but thought it was time to actually receive the AOW certification. It was a pleasure diving with Mary and Mike and I wish them safe and happy diving in the future.

Self-Reliant Diver

Congratulations to PADI Divemasters Tom & Dipali MacAllister (McLean, VA) who completed the PADI Self-Reliant Diver Distinctive Specialty Certification on January 16th while diving with Ocean Divers. Both Tom and Dipali performed very well during all of the performance requirements, and I want to wish them the best for a safe and rewarding experience in all their future underwater adventures.