TBS Dive Instructors

OUR STAFF

TINY BUBBLES SCUBA, INC. established  1998

Owned and Operated by Divers, for Divers

Tiny Bubbles Scuba started at The Ka’anapali Beach Club back in 1998, at the time it was called The Embassy Suites Resort.

Located in Honokawai, “West Maui” HI, we cater to the scuba diver who wants to dive in small groups with an experienced and knowledgeable guide to show them all that Maui has to offer underwater.

At Tiny Bubbles Scuba we specialize in taking our time, going slow, and doing whatever we can to make your dive experience as enjoyable as possible.  We are a “YES” company, striving to exceed your expectations!

Tiny Bubbles Scuba instructors are all PADI and SDI instructors with over 30 yrs. experience in Scuba Diving Around The Globe.

Our motto is: “LET’S GET TANKED” – We are Always Available, We will do what we can to get you underwater!

 

Meet the Staff

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Tim is scuba diving on maui with an octopus

Timmerz and his favorite critter “Octo”

Scientific Name: Timothy Madaras Rollo
Common Name: ” Timmerz ”
Hawaiian Name: Kimokeo

Where commonly found:
20′-40′ deep with my head in a hole trying to kiss an Eel or dig out a Tako (octopus)

Habitat and Behavior (Interests, Hobbies, Likes, Dislikes, Etc.):
Like : Scuba (of course), Sailing, Photography, Hiking, Swimming (anything to do with water), Cold Beer, Pizza, Manicotti, Enchiladas, Movies, and LOVE LIFE !

Do Not Like :
Broccoli, Runoff into the ocean, pollution – All kinds

White Mouth Moray Eel & Timmerz

White Mouth Moray Eel & Timmerz

Distribution (Where Have  Been Scuba):
Channel Islands (AnaCapa, Santa Catalina, San Clemente, Santa Barbara), So. California Beaches, Santa Barbara – Oil Rigs, Hawaii, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Molokini, Kauai, Niihau, Mexico(Cozumel, Playa Del Carmen, Loreto-Baja, Cancun, Tulum-Mayan Riviera), Cayman Islands (Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac), Honduras (Utilla, Roatan, Cayos Cochinos, Guanaja), Costa Rica, Belize, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Burma and Thailand…

Description:
I am an only child that was raised in the Dive shop and out in the water (mostly underwater). Born in Los Angeles and then moved to Santa Catalina Island when I graduated High School. I went on a 3 week vacation in 1995 to Maui and have never left. I feel the closest to myself and closest to the world way out here in the middle of the Pacific. IT’S HOME!

Favorite Fish: Moorish Idol

Favorite Marine Life: OCTOPUS

Favorite Movie: The Breakfast Club or Weird Science

Certifications -Padi:
O/W, Adv. O/W, MFA(EFR), Rescue, Divemaster, O/W Instructor, MFA Instructor, Specialty Instructor : Night, Deep, Navigation, Wreck, Scooter, Kayak, Multilevel,  U/W Photographer, Nitrox, Semi-closed Rebreather, Equipment Technician, Master Scuba Diver Trainer, IDC Staff Instructor,  Emergency First Response Instructor.

Certifications – SDI/TDI:
O/W Instructor, Specialty Instructor : Nitrox, Solo Diver, CPR 1st Aid, Computer, Nitrox, Gas Blender, Diver Propulsion, Buoyancy, Deep, Night-Limited Visibility, Wreck, U/W Photography.
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Scientific Name: Robert Alan Groh
Common Name: ” Animal ”
Hawaiian Name: Lopaka

Where commonly found:
20′ to 30′ deep at the Sea Turtle cleaning station

Habitat and Behavior (Interests, Hobbies, Likes, Dislikes, Etc.):
Like : Surfing, Hiking, Bowling, Movies, Skiing, Photography

Do Not Like : Speedo’s or Litter

Distribution (Where Have Been Scuba):Maui , Lake Stockton – Missouri

Description:
The youngest of three brothers and sisters, moved to Maui in 2000

Favorite Fish: Frog Fish

Favorite Invertebrate: Octopus

Favorite Movie: Usual Suspects

Certifications :
PADI:
 O/W, Adv. O/W, MFA, Rescue, Divemaster, O/W Instructor
SDI: O/W Instructor
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Randy Burch

Randy Burch

Scientific Name: Randal Allen Burch
Common Name: ” Flash ”
Hawaiian Name: Lanaki

Where commonly found:
20′-30′ deep with the blue stripped snapper, waving aloha to the Honu

Habitat and Behavior (Interests, Hobbies, Likes, Dislikes, Etc.):
Like: All ocean activities especially Scuba, music, & the culinary scene.
Also, Astronomy …stargazing in Maui

Do Not Like : Holding one’s breath while scuba diving and litter in the ocean

Randy Burch

Randy Burch in So. Cal.

Description: and (Where Have Been Scuba):

Oldest of 3, with a middle brother and sister the youngest.

Grew up in the cold water of Northern California, SF Bay Area.
Most of my time spent in Marin from free diving @ Salt Point to Fort Bragg, and scuba diving in Monterey Bay.  Also did lots of diving in theChannel Islands of Southern California( San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz & Anacapa).

“Always in the ocean, I find peace…”

Favorite Fish: Frogfish

Favorite Movie :  The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, and all Clint Eastwood westerns

Certifications :

PADI : O/W, Adv. O/W, MFA (EFR), Rescue Diver, Dive Master, O/W Instructor
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Brandon Wolters

Brandon Wolters in Lahaina, MAUI

Scientific Name: Brandon Wolters
Common Name: ”          ”
Hawaiian Name: Palanakonu

Where commonly found: Underwater or exploring the world!!

Habitat and Behavior (Interests, Hobbies, Likes, Dislikes, Etc.):
Like : Biology, Dive Medicine and Physiology, Dive Science, Country Music, and Pasta!

Do Not Like : Cottage Cheese

Distribution (Where Have Been Scuba): Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Great Lakes, Hawaii, Jamaica, Key West, Mexico, Ohio, and US Virgin Islands.”

Description: Born and raised in Ohio, Brandon started diving when he was around 11 while on vacation. While always having a love for the water, diving allowed him to be free underwater and an instant bond was formed with the aquatic world.

Leaving Ohio beyond he traveled to the Caribbean to start diving full time, while always continuing to improve his skills and knowledge base as a diver. Always wanting to live in Hawaii he headed to Maui!!

Today to continue his quest to learn more and always challenge himself he does a lot of technical diving! He loves the added challenge and the ability to go deeper and stay under longer!

Favorite Fish: Bull Shark 

Favorite Invertebrate: Nudibranch

Favorite Movie: Into the Blue

Certifications :
PADI:
 MSDT with the following Instructor Specialities: Boat, Coral Reef Conservation, Deep, Diver Propulsion Vehicle, Oxygen Provider, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project Aware, Night, Nitrox, Search & Recovery, Side Mount, as well as Emergency First Response (CPR/AED/First Aid)

SDI: Open Water Instructor with the following Specialities: Advanced Buoyancy Control, Computer Nitrox, Deep, Marine Eco Systems, Night-Limited Visibility, Search and Recovery, as well as CPR & First Aid

TDI: Nitrox and Intro to Tech Instructor