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Mike Owens "El Capitan"
Mike Owens: Catalina Scuba Luv

Hometown – Anaheim, CA


  • SSI Advanced Instructor
  • SDI / TDI Instructor
  • TDI Advanced Blender
  • 100 Ton USCG Captain's License

Favorite Dive Site Boat- Farnsworth Banks, Ship Rock

Favorite Dive Site Shore- Casino Point

  • “If it was easy trained apes would be doing it"
  • "No deposit no return...”

Mike Owens was first certified in 1974 with NASDS and worked as an assistant in 1975 during a High School SCUBA class getting his PADI certification. He credits his cousin Cynthia for letting him in his pool as a child for igniting his desire to become a diver. He has been coming to the island most of his adult life with a few pauses in his diving to raise the family. He started boating back to paradise with his family and got addicted to the island and the sport of diving again in 1995. He started diving re-breathers in 2005 and became certified on the Inspiration Classic (YBOD) in 2006. He is an SSI, SDI/TDI instructor and currently has a re-breather fetish! You can find Mike at the shop or spending tips on beer when he is on the island, assuming he’s not underwater.

Why Dive CCR?

"I love to share the ocean with others through education and experience."


  • BCD – Scubapro Knighthawk and Zeagel Ranger
  • Reg – MK25 and S600, Dive Rite for pony.
  • Mask – Scubapro Frameless
  • Wetsuit – Xcel (on the boat and home) and Aqua Lung SolAfx (on the island)
  • Fins – Scubapro Twin Jets but thinking about big boy fins
  • Computer – Uwatec (Recreation) VRx (Technical)
  • Rebreather – Evolution and Evolution+ (aka Jezebel 2&3)
Bob Kennedy “BK" or "B-Kizzel”
Bob Kennedy Scuba luv

Hometown – South Pasadena, CA


  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • SSI Crossover Trainer
  • DSAT Tec Deep Instructor
  • EFR Instructor
  • TDI Master Instructor
  • 22 PADI Specialty Instructor Ratings
  • Certified EMT
  • 100 Ton USCG Captain's License
  • Father of Four (ALL GIRLS)

Favorite Dive Site – Farnsworth Banks, Ship Rock or Bob's Mountain.

  • “You know what really burns my bum?...”

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 (a.k.a. Mrs. EX Mayor), 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.

Why Dive CCR?

"I love being able to share my experience on the water and my passion for the ocean with our friends and guests. I also love the challenge of keeping everyone safe on a daily basis."

Bob's Scuba Gear:

  • BCD – Scubapro Classic
  • Reg – Atomic Titanium
  • Mask – Scubapro Frameless
  • Wetsuit – Oneill Avalon
  • Fins – Scubapro Twin Jets
  • Computer – Uwatec (Recreation) VR3 (Technical)