Catalina Scuba Luv
Hometown – Buffalo, New York
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
5 PADI Specialty Instructor Ratings
Favorite Dive site – Starlight, Indian Rocks, Casino Point Dive Park
Quote – “You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.”– Alan Watts
Bio – Joel started diving in 2012 in Thailand and it was ‘luv’ at first dive. He quickly accumulated dives and experience while backpacking around Southeast Asia and Australia, eventually earning his PADI Dive Master and Instructor certification in the Philippines in 2014.
After a brief teaching stint in Buffalo, Joel returned to the Philippines where he taught PADI courses and guided divers on the Japanese World War II wrecks of Coron for two years.
Why Catalina Scuba Luv? – “The co-workers here are warm and professional and feel like an extended family. Additionally, I have ample opportunity to do what I luv, introducing people to the wonders of the underwater world and watching them go from anxious to amazed!”
Joel’s Gear –
BCD – Scubapro Knighthawk
Regulator – Scubapro Mk 25 S600
Mask – Scubapro Synergy 2
Fins – Scubapro Gorilla Seawing Nova
Computer – Oceanic OCS