Store Hours
Monday to Saturday
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
* Closed Tuesday *
Sundays
  Noon to 5:00 PM
 

Email List Sign Up

Email Address:
 

Scuba Center Temecula Instructors


Sal Lizaraga


Diving Credentials: PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, EFR Instructor


PADI Speciality Instructor for: Advanced Open Water, Rescue, Divemaster, CPR, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, Peak Performance Buoyancy

"Real Job": Retired US Navy Chief

Personal Passions: Enjoy seeing dive students getting certified

Non-Diving Activities: Working On Cars

Favorite Food: I'll try anything.  But really like Asian food

Favorite Dive Locations: Catalina Island, Coronado Islands

Dive Bucket List: Ice diving, Diving around the world

Mark Rainbolt


In Loving Memory / 06/04/1949 ~ 06/24/2014

Diving Credentials:
PADI Course Director (Instructor Trainer) and  EFR Instructor Trainer

MARK CELEBRATED HIS 35 YEAR PADI MEMEBERSHIP AWARD
"I have been a PADI member for 35 years, and will receive my award from PADI HQ in the next couple of weeks. I've enjoyed training SCUBA divers, and SCUBA Instructors with PADI since 1977."

Specialty Instructor Trainer for:  PADI - Boat, Deep, Dry Suit Diver, Equipment Specialist, Underwater Navigation, Night Diver, Wreck, Enriched Air, Drift Diving, Project Aware Instructor, Aware Fish Identification,  Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search & Recovery Diver, Digital Underwater Photography, Emergency Oxygen Provider, Kelp Diver.  Emergency First Response-Instructor, CPR, First Aid, AED (Adult),  CPR, First Aid, AED (Child),

"Real Job": None, training PADI Instructors, 100 ton Coast Guard certification, with more than 2,500 PADI certifications for instructor and divers.  25 years experience training dive Instructor with 5000 dives.

Personal Passions:
Training dive Instructors, and wreck diving

Non-Diving Activities: writing books, and investigating dive accidents for San Diego County

Favorite Food:
Italian and Mexican Food

Favorite Dive Location:
Aircraft carrier Oriskany, and ALL warm water locations


Dive Bucket List:
ONE: a scooter trip down the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany

Phillip Rexinger


Diving Credentials: PADI Course Director (Instructor Trainer), EFR Instructor Trainer, PSI/PCI Inspector Trainer, HSA Instructor

PADI Speciality Instructor for: Deep Diver, Enriched Air, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck, Digital Underwater Photography, Search & Recovery, Boat, Kelp Diver, Navigation, Dry Suit, Night Diver, Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor, Project Aware Instructor, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, Underwater Naturalist, Drift Diver, Underwater Videographer, EFR Instructor, Full Face Mask Instructor, Tec Rec Gas Blender, Care for Children (CPR & First Aid).

"Real Job": 
Scuba Center Temecula, Owner.

2015 Elite Instructor 50 CertificationsPersonal Passions:
 I gain great satisfaction while working with begining students in the Open Water Course.  It makes me excited to see the excitment in their faces as they learn the different skills needed to be a great diver.  It's very rewarding to see them go from "bottom crawler" to "Scuba Diver".


Non-Diving Activities:
 Love to travel, Ride my Road Glide

Favorite Food:
 Italian food

Favorite Dive Location:
 St Lucia, Roatan Honduras, Turks and Caicos, Cabo Pulmo, Catalina Island.

Dive Bucket List:
 ALL over the South Pacific.

Jon Vassilakis


Diving Credentials: PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)

PADI Speciality Instructor for: Deep Diver, Enriched Air, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck, Search & Recovery, Navigation, Dry Suit, Night Diver, Project Aware Instructor, DPV, Equipment Specialist.

"Real Job": 
Certified Equipment Service Technician for Scuba Center Temecula

Personal Passions:
 I gain great satisfaction while working with begining students in the Open Water Course.  It makes me excited to see the excitment in their faces as they learn the different skills needed to be a great diver.  It's very rewarding to see them go from "bottom crawler" to "Scuba Diver".

2015 Elite PADI Instructor 100 CertificationsNon-Diving Activities:
 Skiing, Wakeboarding, taking photos, editing video, and teaching. 

Favorite Food:
 Greek Seafood 

Favorite Dive Location:
 Maui, Hawaii

Dive Bucket List:
 Alaska Ice Diving

Richard Vaughn


Diving Credentials: PADI Master Instructor, DAN Instructor
 
PADI Specialty Instructor for: Deep Diver, Enriched Air, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck, Digital Underwater Photography, Search & Recovery, Boat, Navigation, Dry Suit, Night Diver, Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor, Project AWARE Instructor, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, DPV, Neurological Assessment for Divers, Marine Life Injuries Instructor, Equipment Specialist
 
DAN (Divers Alert Network) Instructor for: Emergency Oxygen, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries, Neurological Assessment, Basic Life Support (CPR & First Aid), Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP)
 
"Real Job": Dive Division Product Manager - Aqua Lung America, Sergeant First Class - US Army Reserve
 
Personal Passions: I gain great satisfaction training divers of all levels; from Open Water where you the excitement grow from the first pool session to the final ocean dive, to the dive master who is looking to share their passion and love for diving. I am passionate about diving and I am fortunate enough to design and test dive gear for a living.
 
Non-Diving Activities: Archery, Home Brewing Beer, Wine Tasting, Travel, Angels Baseball
 
Favorite Food: Sushi
 
Favorite Dive Location: Roatan Honduras, Coffs Harbor Australia, San Clemente Island
 
Dive Bucket List: Antarctica, Palau, Tulum Mexico, Bonne Terre Mine