Chandler has been diving since 2013. He immediately fell in love with the sport and one year later he moved to Maui, Hawaii and started working as a SNUBA guide at Shoreline Snuba with a rescue diver certification. While he worked there, he took hundreds of people in the ocean for spectacular dives. He then moved to Seattle, WA in 2016 to attend commercial dive school at the Divers Institute of Technology where he learned to weld, rig and perform decompression chamber operations. After DIT he was employed at Fred Devine Diving and Salvage in Portland, Oregon as a commercial diver where he performed hull inspections, dam inspections and boat salvaging. He then attended Scuba Instructor school at Halls Diving Center and Career Institute in the Florida Keys in 2018 where he also learned technical diving, re-breather diving and equipment technician skills. He has worked as a Scuba Instructor for Howells Dive Shop since May of 2019.
Steve has been drawn to water sports for years and was first introduced to diving in 2010. 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, Dry Suit
Memberships: PADI, DAN
Favorite Dives: Devil’s Throat Cozumel, MX. , Bonaire, St. Lucia
Special interests: Owner/administrator Divers Inn LLC, La Paz, Mexico