EDUCATION AND TRAINING
There are many choices to consider when selecting an agency and operator; however, we encourage you to evaluate your options and ask questions prior to beginning your first class. Our approach is community based vs competitive as the level of training is truly top-notch compared to the standard available courses being taught in the industry.
Partner, Instructor (Recreational, Sidemount, Technical)
Ryan is accredited with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management & Finance, and currently serves as the Vice President for the Palmetto Ocean Conservancy non-profit organization. Prior to teaching full time, he worked as a professional photographer and videographer for the US NAVY.
When on dry land, you’ll find him spending time vacationing in Nicaragua, catching waves, and enjoying a nice aged rum on the beach.
LANDON LASSETER, MD, MS, MBA
Partner, Instructor (Recreational, Sidemount, Technical, CCR)
Landon’s passion for diving began with a trip to Honduras and he has been hooked ever since. Having over a decade of experience in the dive industry, he now offers a variety of training across all levels. Teaching for multiple agencies, his courses range from recreational to the technical, including trimix to CCR, and as a trained healthcare professional, a BLS Instructor through the AHA.
In his spare time, he can often be found exploring the many wrecks the Fort Lauderdale area has to offer, or cave diving in North Florida. Landon is a partner in Deep 6 Gear, a dive equipment manufacturing company, and holds additional certifications and training including BLS, ACLS, PALS, DMAC L1 (Medical Examiner of Divers), and DMAC 2D (Physicians Training in Diving Medicine). As a firm believer in always expanding his base of knowledge to provide a wider educational experience for students, his diving activities have taken him from Grenada in the Caribbean, to Spain, all the way to Indonesia for research.
AQUI WATER SPORTS PROVIDES OUR LOCAL CUSTOMERS WITH AN EXCLUSIVE HANDS-ON RETAIL EXPERIENCE. WE OFFER EDUCATION, EQUIPMENT, AND ADVENTURES IN A WIDE VARIETY OF WATER SPORTS ACTIVITIES INCLUDING SCUBA DIVING, SNORKELING, FREEDIVING, MARINE CAMP, STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING, KAYAKING, KITEBOARDING, AND MORE. OUR INSTRUCTORS ARE UNMATCHED IN HIGH-QUALITY TRAINING IN SOUTH FLORIDA.