Meet The Staff

About Steve Madaras, Course Director #17232

When you enroll in a class with Steve you're learning from someone who has been teaching scuba diving for more than 35 years! Steve has always had diving as his career! He enjoys every dive and every student, of course, some more than others! Diving and teaching diving are what he does BEST! It is un-likely that any other Course Director can offer you the wealth of knowledge, degree of caring and level of patience that Steve can. Here is a brief resume:

Dive Industry

Maui Scuba Diving

Motion Picture Industry CreditsMaui Dive Instructor Steve Madaras

Steve is a member of the Screen Actor's Guild and has been active in the Industry for 30 years. He has worked as an Underwater Stuntman, Marine Consultant, Underwater Trainer for Stuntmen and Talent, Shark Wrangler and has appeared on camera. His movie credits include Castaway, What Lies Beneath, Waterworld, The Mask, Star Trek, Internal Affair, Navy Seals, Hook, Raising Cane, The Abyss, Leviathon and Jaws. For more info check out his website at: www.aqua-images.com.

 

Certifications

About Diana Madaras, PADI InstructorDianna Madaras

Year Certified: 1989
Certifications: PADI IDC STAFF INSTRUCTOR, BOAT CAPTAIN, LICENSED TOUR DIRECTOR
Favorite Critter to Photograph: Dolphins
Birthplace: Hollywood, California
Motto: "PURA VIDA " ( Meaning: "live life to it's fullest")
SPECIAL NOTE: Diana can certify in seven specialties : Scooter ( DPV), Deep, Wreck, Underwater Navigation, Underwater Photographer, Boat Diver and Blue Shark Awareness. Diana has been in the dive industry since 1990. She also owns an Activity Company and can assist guests with island activities, restaurant suggestions and reservations and general knowledge about Maui and the Hawaiian Islands.

About Matt Onellion, PADI InstructorMatt Onellion

Year Certified: 2001
Certifications: PADI IDC STAFF INSTRUCTOR
Favorite Critter to Photograph: Nudibranch
Birthplace: Saigon, Republic of South Vietnam
Motto: “Laissez les bon temps rouler!” ( Let the good times roll!)
SPECIAL NOTE: Matt can certify in five specialties: Scooter (DPV), Deep, Wreck, Underwater Navigation and Night Diver. He has been in the dive industry in Maui since 2008 and is very familiar with Maui diving and Hawaiian culture!

About Ryan Kinnie, PADI DivemasterRyan Kinnie

Year Certified: 1993
Certifications:
PADI Divemaster
Favorite Critter to Photograph:
Moorish Idol
Birthplace:
Portland, OR
Motto:
“An adventure is always worthwhile!”
SPECIAL NOTE:
Ryan has been diving the Maui waters since 1993 and made the move to Maui in 2010. Scooter diving is a favorite since he hopped on one in 2011 and loves to explore Maui's coastline. He's knowledgeable about Maui's aquatic life and loves capturing it with a video or still camera.

About Pat McAlister, PADI InstructorPat McAlister

Year Certified: 1993
Certifications: PADI OPEN WATER SCUBA INSTRUCTOR
Favorite Critter to Photograph: Giant Black Oceanic Manta
Birthplace: Espanola, New Mexico
Motto: "HAVE FAITH""
SPECIAL NOTE: Pat has been in the dive industry on Maui since 2002 and has been teaching for SCUBA LUV since 2008. Pat prides himself in saying Hawaii is the only place he has ever dove! He said “ there just isn’t any reason to go anywhere else. We have it all!” Pat is also extremely knowledgeable about the Hawaiian Islands, especially Maui, and very active in his church.

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