It takes someone with very special qualities to be a Reef Divers staff member. We often review more than 100 job applications to find one great match. We look for individuals who are passionate about taking care of our guests and the marine environment, and are focused on ensuring diver safety. They must be able to make it a great day for every diver in their care.
These Reef Divers Pros Will Care for You on Your Next Visit to Cayman Brac Beach Resort:
Reef Divers Manager Jon is originally from Tacoma, Washington. In 2001 a friend who was an avid diver introduced him to diving, and it’s since become his passion. Although Jon loves exploring the undersea world for his own pleasure, it’s the wonderment of seeing it through the eyes and expressions of guests and celebrating those experiences that bring him the most joy. Jon was previously on the Reef Divers staff at Little Cayman Beach Resort.
Barbie from Wingham, Ontario, Canada, began diving when she was 17 – and a lady NEVER gives away her age by telling you what year that was. She found the idea of diving appealing as an adventure sport, which it certainly was in Lake Huron where she gained her experience. Barbie especially enjoys mornings on the coral reefs, looking for unusual fish behaviors not often seen. And she was honored by the Cayman Islands Tourism Association for being the Watersports’ Employee of 2019.
BJ is a native Bracker – born and raised on Cayman Brac who started diving in 2003 as part of his high school curriculum. Growing up on and surrounded by the Caribbean, he wanted to learn more about what is beneath its surface. He has been inducted into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame in recognition of his passion and being the only Caymanian in the industry in the Sister Islands. To BJ the undersea world is a beautiful place filled with amazing creatures. And with his job he gets to meet the most amazing people and show them all his favorite places every day.
Frankie comes from Bungay, England, and made her first dive in 2004. She got certified so she could help collect data while working with a coral reef restoration project in Fiji. Frankie loves teaching scuba – especially seeing divers’ faces the moment they “get it” and fall in love with the underwater world. If she could, she would teach the entire world to dive just to make everyone happier.
Ragnar, from Reykjavik, Iceland, did his first ever dive as a Discover Scuba experience in a pool in Iceland in 2014. Later that year he got certified in Guatemala while backpacking Central America, because he thought divers were the coolest people around. He still does. Ragnar loves the feeling of weightlessness as he glides through the water as well as hunting invasive lionfish.
Jucky, from Braga, Portugal, exchanged the IT world for the SCUBA world in 2012, when he traded in a desk and four walls for the deep blue sea. It was more than a career change – it was a life change. Jucky loves hanging with his bestie, Gary the Grouper, and the enjoys the thrill of flying weightlessly as he explores places most human beings don’t get to see.
Nick comes from Hereford, England – (yes…the one from which the famous breed of cattle also originated), where he began diving with his dad in 2002 in the local lakes. He loves the silence, peace and weightlessness of the underwater world. Nick looks at diving as his own form of personal therapy – at night turning from scuba instructor into crime fighter as he dons a superhero costume and goes forth protecting life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness on the Brac.
Tommy is from Inwood, West Virginia, and came to us by way of the Florida Keys where he started diving in 2008 and served as a scientific diver conducting research and building structures for coral propagation. He’s passionate about marine ecology – especially preserving, protecting, and restoring the coral reef system. Tommy enjoys working with guests to help them understand and appreciate our Cayman Brac underwater world as much as he does.
Sierrah comes to us from Asheville, North Carolina. After a family vacation to Jamaica where she did a Discover Diving experience, Sierrah begged her parents to let her get certified until they gave in. Sierrah gets real joy from being able to share our underwater world’s hidden beauty with guests and uses her position as a way to spread awareness and educate about the importance of our underwater ecosystems.
Walker, from Malibu, California, began diving in 2009 because his parents were divers and wanted to show him the underwater world. And because he’s a cool dude. Right? Walker loves the feeling of awe when he’s diving and looks up to watch his bubbles ascend toward the surface – thinking how amazing it is that he’s breathing under the sea. He loves taking guests along on underwater explorations, watching them discover the beauty of the ocean and every living thing in it with him.
Natalie is from Jersey City, New Jersey, and was a typical “Jersey Girl” until 2015 when she became a diver. She’d studied marine biology but it wasn’t until her aunt and cousins invited her on a family trip to Puerto Rico that she got certified and began her diving career. Natalie is drawn to explore the vibrant underwater scenery and soak in reefs teeming with marine life. She wants guests to also enjoy this amazing world and get the same delight she does discovering life everywhere they look.
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