Meet Bernie, Instructor and Boat Captain at Reef Divers Cobalt Coast
Bernie is one of five Kiwis who call Cobalt Coast Resort their home on Grand Cayman. He started diving in Christchurch, New Zealand, where he became an instructor, teaching in cold water with limited visibility. Although not optimal, those conditions helped hone his teaching skills for our warm, clear Caribbean.
He loves the underwater world off Grand Cayman because so many great sites are only short boat rides away. “It gets our guests diving comfortably and quickly,” he says. “We have so much varied topography, including canyons, walls, wrecks, and reefs all with abundant marine life, so we definitely can find something to excite every diver.”
Bernie’s goal is to ensure that all guests have safe, memorable dive “holiday” vacations—and are satisfied with the adventures and experiences he and his Reef Divers colleagues deliver. “I’ve had many amazing dives here and want to share them with our visitors.”
When not diving, Bernie enjoys venturing into town and practicing street epistemology in cordial conversations with people he meets, discussing any strongly held beliefs and their reasons for holding those beliefs.