Josh Mallin

Introduction: Dive into Adventure with Josh

Hey there, fellow diving enthusiasts! I'm Josh, your trusty guide at Gold Coast Scuba, and I can't wait to share the underwater wonders with you. I've been diving since high school, and let me tell you, it's not just a hobby for me; it's a way of life. There's nothing quite like the thrill of exploring the deep blue, and diving with a BLU3 unit takes that thrill to a whole new level. As your guide, I'm here to ensure you have an unforgettable diving experience right here in Lauderdale by the Sea!

Philosophy: Exploring the Uncharted

Ernest Shackleton once said, "It is in our nature to explore, to reach out into the unknown. The only true failure would be not to explore at all." I couldn't agree more. Diving isn't just about discovering the depths of the ocean; it's about discovering ourselves in the process.

Josh Diving with Ocean Reef Full Face Mask

Certifications and Experience: A Decade Underwater

I bring a wealth of experience to the table. I'm a certified Dive Master, Rescue Diver, and even an AAUS Scientific Diver. With nearly a decade of diving under my belt, I'm more excited than ever to share my passion and knowledge with you.

Favorites in the Dive World

Dive Site: The Okinawa wreck holds a special place in my heart. Its hidden corners and captivating mysteries make each dive an adventure.
Specialty Class: The Rescue Diver course tops my list. Not only is it a vital skill, but it's also incredibly rewarding to help others in the water.
Favorite Fish: I have a soft spot for majestic manta rays. Their grace and size never fail to amaze me.
Preferred Restaurant: When I'm not underwater, you'll likely find me at an all-you-can-eat sushi bar. Sushi is the perfect post-dive treat!
Diving-Related Movies: "The Big Blue" captures the essence of our underwater world in a captivating way.
Josh Leading a Snorkeling Group
Josh Smiling During Dive with Customer

Essential Gear for Epic Adventures

Regulators: I trust my life with my trusty regulators that ensure a smooth and safe dive.
BCD: The Sherwood Shadow BCD offers comfort and functionality, making underwater navigation a breeze
Dive Computer: The Shearwater Teric dive computer is my diving companion, providing essential data for a secure dive.
Mask and Fins: A good mask and comfortable fins are like your diving companions; they make every dive effortless.

Diving Beyond Boundaries

My diving journey has taken me across the United States, from the haunting Atlantic wrecks in the Carolinas to the chilly waters of Sitka, Alaska. Diving, for me, is all about embracing the adventure, and I'm thrilled to share that adventure with the incredible guests we welcome at Gold Coast Scuba!

Connect with Us!

If you have questions about diving, want to know more about the local sites, or are eager to schedule another dive, don't hesitate to reach out. And if you had an amazing experience with us, your review on TripAdvisor or Google would mean the world to us. Let's keep exploring, learning, and diving together!

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