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Larry Millwood
 PADI CD-33616
 Larry became a PADI Divemaster and Instructor in 1988 while diving and discovering the underwater wonders of   Hawaii. He then designed,   owned and operated   several succesful dive shops in Hawaii as well as the first and   only dive shop on historic Midway Atoll.
 
 In 1993, Larry became a PADI Course Director/Instructor Trainer and has taught several Instructor level courses   in Hawaii, Okinawa and right   here in Las Vegas.
 
 Larry moved to the Las Vegas Valley in 1997 and for 23 years has worked in the entertainmant industry...
 
 
 HOD (Head of Aquatics) @ O" Show, Bellagio
 
 DSO (Dive Safety Officer) @ Dolphin Habitat, Mirage Resort
 
 Senior FX operator and diver @ Le Reve,  Wynn Resort 
 
 Larry is the man to talk to if you have any thoughts or dreams of working in the entertainment industry! 
 Larry has also worked as a commercial diver, contracted by the Dept. of Defense, US Navy and is also a certified USCG 100 ton boat captain.

Marcus Mitchell  
PADI MI#240168

Marcus Mitchell was born in Roseburg, Oregon and raised in Florence, Montana. He later returned to Oregon where he attended Southern Oregon University and earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and Health and Fitness. He comes from a 25 year background in customer service, education and finance.  His experience is unique and that he has worked in the insurance and mortgage industries as well as a scuba diving trainer for Le Reve on the Las Vegas strip.


Marcus has been a certified PADI diver for 25 years. He has been a PADI Instructor for 12 years and a Master Instructor for the last 10 of those 12 years.  He has most recently started teaching a scuba course for the Physical Education department of UNLV. Marcus Mitchell is married and lives in Las Vegas, NV with his wife, Kathleen and two daughters, Khloe and Mila. He spends his free time teaching scuba diving, weightlifting, kayaking, golfing, traveling and camping with this family.


Andre Pichette 
PADI OWSI#240168

Andre started his diving career in June of 1991, he loved it so much he hopped right into his advanced certification and 6 specialties, Wreck, Deep, Cave, Ice diver, Navigation, and Night Diver. In September of 1994, Andre became a Master Scuba Diver. In 2015 his vison for becoming pro came to light by becoming a DiveMaster. Andre Received his Instructor in November 2020 and is working towards his Master Scuba Diver Instructor Rating to teach different Specialties.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Taysia Bleu 
 PADI DM#455589   

Taysia became a PADI Divemaster in 2020. Her love of the ocean and all things "bleu" bring an element of eco-friendly ideas to the way 3rd Reef Divers operates. Taysia is a mother of 2 little monster boys and knows just how much peace and tranquility, diving can offer. Her passion is for everyone to experience the freedom and whole-ness that the underwater world can provide. You can usually find her at the shop with a smile on her face, ready to make all of your diving dreams come to life. 
 
 
 
 
 

BlakeMarie Martinez

PADI FreeDive Instructor & DM#455571

Blake was an active mermaid at the Silverton Hotel and Casino when she joined our team.  After obtaining her PADI Divemaster and Freediving Instructor rating, she moved back to Hawaii where she continues to do what she loves most in the diving industry.  Our plan is to introduce freedivers to the sport in Las Vegas and continue their education and experiences with Blake and our 3rd Reef Divers affiliate in Hawaii.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kenny Gluck  
 PADI DM# 508453  
Kenny has been diving a little over a year now, but dont let time fool you. His skills in the underwater world are impeccable. Kenny brings patience, enthusiam, and a fun spirit whenever he is out diving. He has over a dozen certifications and is a PADI Divemaster and Master Scuba Diver.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rachel Ehler 
PADI DM#508455 
Rachel became a PADI Divemaster in 2021! She has been diving for about 14 years.  It started as a summer hobby with her father, but quickly became her passion.  She went to school for Environmental Science and Biology because she wanted to save the reefs.  Although she is land locked now, she loves to share her passion and knowledge of the underwater world. When Rachel is not underwater, you'll catch her playing with her 3 fur-babies, and going on adventures with her husband and friends. 
 
 
 
 

Jamie Risner 
PADI DM#454906 

Jamie received his open water certification in 2018, advanced open water and rescue certifications in 2019. He used his Covid-19 down days to study and become a PADI Divemaster in 2020. Jamie is very comfortable cold water diving, having dove the shipwrecks of the Great Lakes, quarries of the Northeast and diving an old mine in Bonne Terre MO. He also enjoys the tropical life of the Caribbean’s U.S. Virgin Islands and reefs in Key Largo as well. Jamie enjoys helping others develop their Scuba skills and furthering his skills and education in adaptive diving.

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