CurtisCurtis Snaper
PADI – Course Director – 308932
PADI – Public Safety Diving Instructor
PADI – TecRec / Tec Deep Instructor
Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer

DAN Instructor #15011I was PADI OW certified in Maui, HI. in 1999. I’ve since grown my experience by having dived a number of the Hawaiian Islands, extensively throughout the tropical Caribbean, Florida keys to Southern California’s cooler yet beautiful seascapes, the Channel islands and closer to home, freshwater diving from Geothermal heated Homestead Crater to Sand Hollow, UT. and in the Southwest’s life source, lakes Mead, Mojave and the Colorado River. This range of experience and my passion in furthering my own dive education with continuously learning and growing has allowed me to earn PADI’s highest rating of Course Director as well as PADI’s TecRec-Tec Deep Instructor, Public Safety Diver Instructor and Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer ratings. I hope to share my experience in, enthusiasm for and the love of diving with you. Some of the Awards Curtis has earned are listed below.

shell2Shellie Hernandez
PADI – Master Instructor – 308931
Emergency First Response Instructor
DAN Instructor #15012

Growing up on an island, I was always fascinated with the ocean.  As an adult, I spent most vacations in tropical areas snorkeling, thinking learning to dive was too complicated.  In 2007, I did a Discover Scuba Diving program in Cozumel, MX and I was hooked.  I came back home to Vegas and got certified.  I found it was much easier than I thought to get certified. Once I earned my PADI Open Water Certification, I knew this was something I would love to share with others, so I became a PADI Instructor.  I get to share scuba with others everyday. There is nothing better! Some of the Awards Shellie has earned are listed below.

bruce_new2Bruce Hall
PADI – Master Instructor – 282067
Emergency First Response Instructor
DAN Instructor #15006

I grew up here in Las Vegas and spent many weekends and summers at Lake Mead with my parents. I learned to love the water and all the fun and fascination it offered. I was originally certified in 1966, but it wasn’t until 2008 that I became a “diver.” At that time, my wife and I became certified, and a passion for the sport was ignited. Now, as a PADI Dive Professional, I have the pleasure of helping others discover the wonders that await them under the waves.Some of the Awards Bruce has earned are listed below.

Donnie Cox
PADI – IDC Staff Instructor – 416895
Emergency First Response Instructor

I grew up in Myrtle Beach, SC. I have always had a love of the ocean. There was a world of wonderful and weird things that I wanted to know all about. I walked into Sin City Scuba for the first time and introduced myself to a group of warm, energetic, and positive people. As I progressed from a PADI Open Water Scuba Diver through higher certifications levels I realized that there was so much more there was to learn. With the encouragement and support from the instructors at Sin City Scuba I accomplished all my goals and had to set new ones. In September 2018 I proudly joined Sin City Scuba as an Open Water Scuba Instructor. My goal now is to continue to learn about scuba diving and to help new divers experience the underwater world.Some of the Awards Donnie has earned are listed below.

Mike Lane
PADI – Master Scuba Diver Trainer – 407985
Emergency First Response Instructor

I spent 5 years of my childhood in Honolulu, Hawaii in the early 80’s and spent many hours in the ocean, but it took me another 30 years before I finally decided to get myself and my entire family Open Water certified in 2015. Looking back, I can’t believe the opportunities I have missed on my past vacations, but I am making up for that in earnest! Scuba Diving has become a passion for me and I take great enjoyment in sharing this passion with others. One of the highlights of teaching for me is the moment I see that special look in a student’s eyes as it all comes together and they realize how awesome it is to scuba!

Regina Cox
PADI – Master Scuba Diver Trainer – 437839
Emergency First Response Instructor

I spent my childhood totally in love with the ocean. Even in high school, I knew I wanted to learn everything I could about our marine world. I graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a degree in Marine Science. Life happened, as it often does for adults, and I put off learning to scuba dive. I finally became certified through Sin City Scuba. Literally, a whole new world opened up to me thanks to my wonderful instructors. I have been diving in some amazing places and gotten to see so many extraordinary things firsthand. I became a Divemaster to pursue my professional goals and to share my love of the aquatic world. I am very proud to be a part of the team at Sin City Scuba!

David Begonis

PADI – Master Scuba Diver Trainer – 405508
Emergency First Response Instructor

I moved to sunny Florida, in my early 20’s and was immediately drawn to the ocean. The beach quickly became my 2nd home. Hanging out one night and saw some divers walking out of the surf. I helped them with their gear and listened as they told story after story about their amazing experiences. The next day I went to the local dive shop and re-activated my certification. I dove pretty much non-stop along Florida’s east coast all throughout college, enjoying its majesty and splendor. Later in life I got the opportunity to translate this love for the ocean to my beautiful wife who is now a Master Diver through Sin City Scuba, and my sons are also remarkable at Scuba. Diving has connected us in a way that I would have never dreamed possible. Sharing this experience as an instructor was just the next logical step in my passion for the ocean. So take the plunge and come dive with us!

Justin Anders
PADI – Divemaster – 368373

Growing up in Florida, and traveling around the world a few different times, I never even considered diving as something I would enjoy or even something I was capable of doing. After a friend told me that he was a diver, I gave it a shot. Since my first breath underwater, my life has forever changed. Some of the most remarkable things that I’ve ever seen in my life have are now accessible because of scuba. As a PADI Divemaster, I hope that I will be able to assist you to see some of the amazing things that the underwater world has to offer.