Meet the Ohana Dive Co. Staff
PADI Master Instructor/Owner
Emergency First Responder Instructor Trainer
Ryan Hiler #302149
I started diving in 2011 and fell in love! I am passionate about ocean conservation and protecting its wildlife. I am a Master Instructor, Emergency First Response Instructor, Airborne Pathogen Instructor, and a DAN O2 Provider Instructor. I also enjoy underwater photography and Technical diving. I have lived in various places around the world, including the Philippines, Florida, and Hawaii. I have gotten the opportunity to teach all ages to dive and experience life underwater. I look forward to introducing you to the world of diving!
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Jason Karadeema #440864
Growing up, scuba diving was always something I wanted to do. There is nothing more relaxing to me than being in the water. Exploring what’s beneath the surface always interested me. Then in 2017, I finally made the effort to get my open water certification with Ohana Dive Co. Diving didn’t let me down either! It was everything I thought it would be, and more. I have had the chance to dive in some beautiful places like Akumal, Mexico seeing more sea turtles than you can count. I’ve had the opportunity to share my passion with my wife, Natalie, and my daughter, Kylie, who are both now certified divers. What a proud moment that was for me! Seeing other people learn how to dive is such a fun experience. That’s what attracted me to achieving my instructor certification, I look forward to teaching new divers, and watching this new world open up for them to explore.
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
James Copeland #395057
Like many people, I originally had concerns and fears about taking my first scuba course, but with each skill I mastered, I couldn’t wait to learn the next skill, take the next class, and earn my next certification. Before I knew it, I was certified to teach scuba. I will never forget my first open water dive and the indescribable feeling I had and continue to have with each dive. I love to share my passion of the underwater world, the places it takes me, and the people I meet. Scuba is my therapy. It can be both calm, quiet, and relaxing or challenging and adventurous depending on the style of diving.
PADI Open Water Instructor Sarah Rich
I started diving by accepting a dare and taking the discover scuba class. I immediately fell in love with the sport and the freedom that came with being underwater. I finished my Open Water in May 2018 and immediately started diving as much as possible and obtaining as many certifications to continue learning as much as possible. Along the way I discovered a passion for not only diving, but ocean conservation and sharing that passion with others. I have now finished my Open Water Scuba Instructor and I am excited for the up coming dive season with you! I look forward to being able to share that passion with a younger generation and continue to educate others on the amazing world that lies beneath the surface. I dare you to take the plunge into diving!
PADI Divemaster Jarett Williams
Hello fellow divers or soon to be divers! My name is Jarett Williams and I am a Divemaster here at Ohana Dive Co. I was able to start my diving career about two years ago and then was able to take my first trip shortly after I was open water certified. This was an absolutely amazing experience for me because not only was it my first dive trip, but it was also my first time out of the country. I could not have been happier that I was able to share this life changing experience with my Ohana family. There have been a few more trips since then with the best so far being a shark dive in West Palm with both bull and tiger sharks! I hope to take many more trips with Ohana Dive Co. in the future to be able to dive with all of the diverse sea life around the world.
Now that I am a divemaster I am able to learn more about what it takes to be a responsible diver and how to be a better teacher to new students. It has been very fulfilling to be able help teach new divers about the opportunities they will have once they become certified; and I really look forward to seeing all of you new students in the water becoming awesome divers!