Hi John,

I am sure with the hundreds of students you have taught over the years that you won’t remember me at all, but I want to thank you for introducing me to diving.  12 years ago you taught a small private class for Metamora High School toward the end of May.  I believe I was the only student in the class that was female.  We were participating in an end of the year class that was organized by Jerry Stowell.  I just wanted to say thank you for your part of my education as I am about to enter into my IDC with Dive Oahu and will be sitting the IE on May 18 and 19 here in Honolulu.  I received my Dive Master rating in Dec of 2011.  When I went to my Go Pro night last February I had the opportunity to talk with the Regional Manager for the Pacific  Michael Janssen.  When I mentioned that I had gotten my initial training in Central Illinois he immediately came up with your name.  With the knowledge that you gave me I was able to get a job as a shop associate with Dive Oahu and since advance not only to  shop manager of one of our 4 locations on the Island of Oahu but also to Dive Master.  Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm, dedication, and love for diving.  I can truly say that diving is an integral part of my life and that without it my life would be less fulfilling and entertaining than it is now.


Michelle (Megan) Blake Kewalo Shop Manager Dive Oahu Inc. michelle@diveoahu.com 808-922-3483 ext 2


I called this scuba diving shop to learn more about scuba diving lessons and the process to become a certified diver.  The employees at this shop are friendly, knowledgeable and professional.   John, I think he is the owner or manager, was extremely helpful.  He took the time over numerous phone calls to explain the process to me and the costs involved.  I checked out some other schools in the area and this shop had the most reasonable prices.  Additionally, John worked around my schedule to set up a classes for me and my fiance!  I have already recommended this shop to many of my friends!


I have been diving around the world with John and his dive shop following. You could not ask for a nicer group of people to dive with. The dive packages John puts together always insures you get special treatment, safety in numbers and great people to dive with that all look out for one another. We always have a great experience no matter where we go.
Frieda Herron

Jeff, thank you so much for a great certification dive weekend at Mermet Springs.  I really appreciated how patient you were with me.   I fared way better than I thought I would under your capable leadership.  You really are a fantastic instructor and John is super lucky to have you.  I hope you had a great Halloween with your little guy.
Love, Kate McCormick


I have enjoy all my trainings and dives, John is simply the best.  His staff is friendly and helping!  If you want to find somebody to help you feel comfortable and help you find the equipment that fits your needs and wants, call John!

Glenna Yarnot