The Catalina Divers Supply Team

Bob Kennedy

Bob has been enjoying the island since he was born. As a child BK frequently visited the island to enjoy a day of sailing. He started diving in 1971 and became instantly hooked. After marrying his college sweetheart, Tina, he came to the island to make his way. In 1984 he and Tina started the Catalina Diving Resort out of one of the hotels on the island. Since that time the pair ditched the hotel industry and totally submerged themselves in SCUBA. Now Bob is happiest with a rebreather on his back and a camera in his hands.

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Elaina Thomas

After finishing high school Elaina ran off and joined the circus! After four years, 6 countries, and thousands of High Diving Shows she retired from acrobatics and moved to the island to be closer to her family. Now, she enjoys scuba diving below the water, instead of high diving above it. She still can't decide which type of diving she loves more.

The Salt Lake City native is a dive instructor and her favorite dive sites are Hen Rock and Ship Rock. 

Tina Kennedy

Tina Kennedy has been diving since 1987, right after the birth of her second child, brrrr-January.

One of her favorite diving experiences was diving in Kona finally with all four of her daughters and husband.  Her eldest daughter was working in Kona, and led them on the dives.

Although she has been in the divemaster program for 20+ years, and am not a insured professional, she loves giving people confidence that they too can experience all the beauty there is to offer in our waters!

She loves diving in the majestic kelp beds.  A dive is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you will find around the corner!

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Jerry Motter

Jerry began diving in 1982 in Kona, HI with a two-tank introductory dive.  Ten years later, he completed introductory dives with each of his three sons at the famous Casino Dive Park (pre-stairs.)  Ten years after those dives, Jerry discovered that his youngest had become certified, inspiring Jerry to get busy.  He obtained his PADI OW certification in April 2011, followed by his AOW in May 2011.  Jerry continued diving Catalina, Anacapa, Santa Cruz Islands, and Wreck Alley out of San Diego, completing the Rescue Diver Course, plus enough dives and PADI specialties to qualify as a PADI Master Scuba Diver.
Jerry and is wife Denise retired to Catalina Island in November 2016 to the home that has been in Denise’s family since her great-grandmother.  When they are not traveling, Jerry greets our guests that come ashore from the cruise ships and directs them to fun-filled days of diving, snorkeling or just out on the Scuba Cat looking for marine life.
He enjoys “tagging along” with our Instructors and Dive Masters and has met many interesting people from all over.  He also enjoys taking photographs and videos during his dives and looks forward to honing his skills even more.

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Christian Silva

Christian can typically be found at the Casino Point Dive Park helping out divers and snorkelers with their gear, wandering the land or exploring the ocean.

He started his diving career here on Catalina Island, became a Divemaster and is quickly progressing in the underwater world. Between guiding boat dives, spearfishing and camping all throughout the island and its waters he has become very useful in underwater photography and videography, often helping out the private charters with filming projects.

From the mountains of Utah, Christian definitely found a home in the ocean.

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Chelsea Karosas

Chelsea started diving in 2012 in the warm waters of south Florida, where she was born and raised. After a stint in the marine biology field she found herself stranded on Catalina Island, the perfect place to progress in the scuba world. A couple of dives later and now she’s a Divemaster, soaking in as much knowledge as she can before she makes her next leap. Chelsea is happiest on a boat or underwater, doing everything from hunting lobster, to exploring the kelp forest, to searching for dolphin. 

Mark Guccione

Mark has been diving for42 years. His favorite dive experience was certifying his two sons.

He loves sharing the underwater world with others and his favorite thing about diving Catalina Island is the diversity of experiences. "You never know what you'll see tomorrow."

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Mike Garcia