Paul "The Beard" Nonemaker, Instructor-Trainer


    • PADI Master Instructor

    More about Paul "The Beard" Nonemaker:

    Paul "the beard" Nonemaker started diving in 2014 the cold waters of a Pennsylvania quarry. He used this an an opportunity and excuse to travel and dive in Nassau, Thailand, and Hawaii. He was hooked from his first breaths underwater and could not wait to learn more. He jumped at every opportunity to learn more and with all of the course offering by PADI he was able to further his education with different specialties and learn more about diving and the underwater world.

    When Paul realized it was time for a change and wanted to get out of a cubical, he made the switch to making the boat and ocean his office. After earning his IDC Staff Instructor rating he moved down to sunny Key Largo to work at Rainbow Reef Dive Center as a full time dive instructor and hasn't looked back. He enjoys sharing his knowledge from students first breathers underwater to starting their professional careers as dive instructors. Paul is always as excited to learn as he is to teach and is looking forward to continuing his diving career. He is thankful to work with a great team of professionals.

    Paul's favorite specialties to teach include deep diver, wreck diver, and underwater navigator. When Paul is not in the classroom or pool you can see him hopping off the boat and yelling "Let's go exploring" right before a dive.

    Specialties:Fish ID, Shark Conservation, Boat, Deep, Digital Underwater Photography, Dive Against Debris, Drift, Emergency O2, Nitrox, Equipment Specialist, Night, Search and Recovery, Naturalist, Navigation, Underwater Videographer, Wreck.

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