Ohana Dive Co.
Meet the Ohana Dive Co. Staff
PADI Course Director
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 PADI Course Director, Emergency First Response Instructor Trainger, 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 IDC Staff Instructor
Sarah Rich #440648
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 was in the water as much as possible. Along the way I discovered a passion for not only diving, but teaching and ocean conservation and sharing that passion with others. I have now finished my IDC Staff Instructor certification! 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 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 Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Craig DeBourbon #523910
Hi fellow divers! I was privileged to start my diving adventures in the indescribably beautiful Egyptian
Red Sea, long-ago, and after an extended diving pause, I reignited the passion and resumed learning and
exploring in 2020. Like most divers who’ve had the opportunity to spend time up close with some of our
world’s beautiful marine wildlife, I certainly love and appreciate our precious sea-life … but I feel like my
main areas of passion and future specialization will be both the technical/equipment side of undersea
exploration, and also trying to communicate to, and with, other veterans about the positive life
outcomes of becoming an active diver. Of course, I’d love to teach and share the experience of diving,
with anyone and everyone who desires and dreams to explore the hidden underwater treasures of
Jarett Williams #455773
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!
Brad Vermeulen #528746
I started diving in 1995 in college and loved it immediately. After a long hiatus from diving after college to focus on my family, I came to Ohana Dive Co. to rent a tank to work on a friend’s pool. Sarah invited me to meet them at Martha’s Quarry for a refresher dive, which I did, and I was hooked again! I have since completed PADI Divemaster certification and am working toward instructor certification next. I love my family at Ohana, and I think you will too! Come see us! I’m looking forward to diving with you!
PADI Rescue Diver
Hi friends, my name is Dani! I have been passionate about the water since I was in 3rd grade getting my Bubblemaker certification in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Like many, I took my first breath underwater and was instantly hooked! I furthered my dive experience at 17 when I spent 21 days on a sailboat in the British Virgin Islands getting my Advanced Open Water and assisting with local wildlife conservation. After 9 years I have jumped back into the water with the incredible family at Ohana Dive Co. to continue my certifications and start teaching! It is my wish to expose more of you to the wonderful world under the surface and teach you how to safely and confidently explore some of the most beautiful places, this world of ours, has to offer. My dive goals not only include being an instructor; but they also include diving with the big 3: Tiger, Bull, and Great White sharks! Think that sounds crazy? Nahh it’ll be fun! Who wants to come with me?!