Steve has been drawn to water sports for years and was first introduced to diving nearly six years ago. The sport quickly became his passion and favorite pastime. Steve has accomplished over 800 dives in a variety of locations including California, Florida, Hawaii, Bermuda, Cayman, Bonaire and Mexico. He is energetic and eager to share his love of the sport with students of all levels. Steve’s students admire his patience, energy and enthusiasm. He has a unique ability to help you feel comfortable and safe in the water, and always strives to make your learning experience FUN and enjoyable.
Credentials: PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, EFR Instructor
Deep Water Instructor
Night Diver Instructor
Underwater Navigator Instructor
Enriched Air Instructor
Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor
Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor
Search and Recovery Instructor
Project Aware Instructor
AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Instructor
Care for Children with AED Instructor
Special Interests: Search and Recovery Diving, Competition Karting and Auto Racing, Gold Mining
“Steve Waiting for his next dive class to show up for wreck dive”
Occupation: Medical Director “Pulse Urgent Care Redding, Ca.”
“Open Water Scuba Instructor”
Richard’s first certification in Scuba diving was in college. In the day of Navy Frogmen as instructors.
Richard entered the PADI system in 2012 and re-certified.
Certifications: OWC, AOWC, Master, Dive Master, EHR Instructor (Adult and child), OWSI
Specialties: Peak Buoyancy, Nitrox, Deep, Navigation, Rescue, Drift, Night
Memberships: PADI, DAN
Favorite Dives: Devil’s Throat Cozumel, MX. , Bonaire, St. Lucia
Special interests: Owner/administrator Divers Inn LLC, La Paz, Mexico
Ken Johnson has been a PADI-credentialed Dive Instructor for 15 years, and during his career has instructed and certified approximately 150 students in our local area. Before becoming an instructor, Ken’s diving experience included areas in and around San Diego, including La Jolla Shores, San Clemente and the Coronado islands. In addition, he has completed dives in the Channel Islands near Santa Barbara and in Lake Tahoe.
Ken has also served the community as a long-time member of the Tehama County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit’s Dive and Swift Water Rescue team and has diving experience in many of our local lakes and rivers. He has also been a drag boat rescue diver for the National Jet Boat Association for the past 13 years.
Irrespective of your current experience level, Ken is anxious to help you improve your skills and comfort in the water. He has worked with a wide variety of students and enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for the sport of diving.
PADI Member #236293
Charlie has been a PADI scuba instructor since September 2008. He is qualified to teach 13 Specialty courses with his PADI credentials. Charlie really enjoys teaching scuba skills to students! He has logged over 1,000 dives during his 12 years diving with most of his dives completed in the cool waters off the California coast. He has done some technical diving in Hawaii and deep technical diving off the Monterey coastline. Charlie is available for beginning courses, specialty courses or deep diving in Lake Tahoe.