Originally from the Philippines, Zac Araneta, a.k.a. Scuba Zac, always had a love for the outdoors. He opened his own outdoor shop to extend that passion and, after being approached by scuba vendors to carry dive gear in his shop, decided to get certified so he could know the equipment he was selling. Zac fell in love with the sport, and shortly thereafter became an instructor. In the Philippines, he had the opportunity to teach in local dive shops, resorts and on live-aboard dive boats. He has since moved to the United States and developed a connection with the kelp forests off the coast of Southern California. “I have a passion for nudibranchs and sharks and will point them out every chance I get,” Zac says. “I have been diving for 22 years and have been teaching for 20 of them. I love teaching and introducing new divers to the underwater world!” Zac’s mission: To never stop exploring the underwater world, and to share his passion with others for generations to come.
- Obtained PADI Master Instructor (2015)
- PADI Elite Instructor (2014, 2015)