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Instructor Certifier

Manuel “Manny” Figueroa

“My passion for diving is second to my passion for teaching others to dive”

About Me

Diver, Merman, Instructor, and Mentor

SSI Instructor Certifier

SSI XR Instructor

SSI Freediving Instructor

SSI Mermaid Instructor Trainer

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Manny has been diving since 2013. He was first certified at Divers Direct Orlando.

He became an instructor in 2017 and today he serves Central Florida an SSI Instructor Trainer.

For more about Manny, visit mannyofigueroa.com

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SSI Open Water Instructor
SSI Mermaid Instructor

Wendy Figueroa

“I believe with hard work and dedication everything is possible”

About Me

Diver, Mermaid and Instructor

SSI Open Water Instructor

SSI Mermaid Instructor

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SSI Open Water Instructor

Raymond Marciano

“Diving is a potential outlet to veterans with PTSD  to relieve stress, meet new people, and have fun while exploring the world underwater”

About Me

Diver and Instructor

SSI, HSA and PADI Open Water Instructor

Ray Marciano started diving at the age of 15, learning to dive on the wrecks off of Long Island, NY. His diving was interrupted when he entered the US Army at the age of 18, where he dove intermittently during his 21 year career as a Military Police Soldier. Ray found that many military personnel were struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and began researching ways to help them. He found information pointing to SCUBA Diving as a viable therapy for PTSD and decided the best way he could help them was to become a SCUBA Instructor. Ray is an Open Water SCUBA Instructor who holds several specialty instructor ratings and is a Handicapped SCUBA Association (HSA) Instructor.

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SSI Open Water Instructor

Robert Price

“I strive to make students comfortable in the water so they have fun learning their new skills and hobby.”

About Me

Diver and Instructor

SSI Open Water Instructor

Rob has been diving since 1987 while serving in the United States Marine Corps. Living in Florida has deepened his love and passion for diving and in 2018 he began adding new skills and specialties under Manny’s instruction. After developing a strong friendship with Manny, Rob took that next step forward and became an Open Water Instructor in 2022.

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SSI Open Water Instructor

Jessica Brickley

“A special love for the art of freediving and mermaiding”

About Me

Diver and Instructor

SSI Freediving Instructor

SSI Mermaid Instructor

Jessica Brickey has been a water enthusiast her entire life developing her passion for being underwater in elementary school. She received her SSI open water certification in 2012 and is now an SSI pro with a special love for teaching others the art of freediving and mermaiding.

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