PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Zach is an instructor who is large and in charge! As the tallest instructor on staff at Jack’s Diving Locker, this PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer can teach PADI specialty courses such as Deep
, Digital Photography
, Enriched Air Nitrox
, and Emergency Oxygen Provider.
Zach started diving on Oahu and was instantly hooked. It wasn’t long before he was assisting with classes as a PADI Divemaster
. He later moved back to his home state of Texas where he worked as a PADI Instructor
and a repair tech at a local dive shop. He was very involved with diving every possible dive site Texas had to offer and, surprisingly, there were many! Zach has also been lucky enough to take people on dive trips to the Caribbean and wreck diving in the Texas Gulf. He has also done a fair amount of cave diving in North Florida.
His wife, Joyce, was born and raised in Kona, Hawaii and Zach and the family recently moved back to live the good life! His wife is now the head swim coach for a local swim club, Kona Dolphins.
Zach enjoys tech diving, cave diving, and underwater photography. His true passion is teaching and he is known for his patience and low stress teaching style that allows students to relax and focus. He enjoys teaching PADI Discover Scuba Diving
and the PADI Open Water Diver course
where new divers get to explore the underwater world for the first time.
Ask me about:
Closed Circuit Rebreathers and Sidemount Diving
How to get your toddler to help clean your dive gear without realizing it.
Favorite Dive Site:
Favorite Hawaii Fish:
PADI Scuba Instructor – Zach Follis