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
- 2002 Moved to MAUI from Catalina Island and formed his company,
AQUA IMAGES INC., dba SCUBA LUV MAUI.
- 1994-2002 Owner of CATALINA SCUBA LUV, a PADI Five Star IDC Dive Center on Catalina Island, California.
- 1998 Recipient of the coveted "California Scuba Service Award"
- 1997 Voted to Board of Directors "Catalina Conservancy Divers"
- 1996 Started the "Catalina Island Mooring Project", a non profit public benefit organization.
- 1995 - 2002 Owner/Operator of a dive boat, The Prince Neptune.
- 1985 First to build a cage and offer shark diving in California!
- 1984-1992 Owner "SCUBA LUV'R", a 65' Charter Dive Boat
- 1976-1984 Owner "SCUBA LUV" in Thousands Oaks, California, a NAUI Dive Center.
- 1964-1976 Worked for several dive shops in the San Fernando Valley as an Instructor.
- 1969 Graduated "College of Oceaneering", a commercial diving institution.
- 1973 Graduated NAUI Instructor College
- 1968 Graduated Los Angeles County Instructor
- 1967 Open Water Certification
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.
- DAN 02 Instructor Trainer
- U.S. Coast Guard 100 ton captains license
- PADI Rebreather Instructor
- Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer
- PADI Blender Instructor
- Course Director
- PADI Specialty Instructor (17 In All)
- NAUI Instructor
- Los Angeles County Instructor
- References: Available upon request or through PADI International
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.
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!
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
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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