Our Ohana

Chris received his first scuba diving certification in October 1972. Because of his passion for diving, he left the corporate world in 1997 and opened his first ALOHA DIVE store. He has over 10,000 dives to his credit, (and is still counting).  He currently holds a worldwide certification as a Master Instructor Trainer with NASE and NAUI. In addition to these current certifications, ​Chris was a SSI Master Instructor Certifier, SSI Advance Nitrox Instructor, SSI Tek Instructor, TDI Advanced Nitrox Instructor, SDI Instructor, ANDI Safeair1 and 2 Instructor and has held an instructor rating with another agencies.

Chris is an equipment specialist and holds multiple factory certifications as a Master Repair technician.  Chris also holds a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine 200 ton Captain’s license.
Deb Disney is a partner, the Lead Instructor, Marketing Director and Coordinator for all ALOHA DIVE trips.  She started her diving career in early 2015 and it has become her passion in life.  Since the time she started, she has logged over 500 dives and has achieved a Master Diver, TEK 1, Dive Master, Instructor & is a Master Instructor.

Deb always is smiling and brings a positive, professional and passionate attitude to the business of diving.  The family and friends of ALOHA DIVE love working and diving with her.  Chris is lucky to have a gal like Deb as his partner. 

T. J. Jones started diving druing his 11 years in the U.S. Navy.  Now, he loves collecting cetification like some some people collect shot glasses or lava lamps (which T.J. also collects). 

T.J. is currently working toward his instructor certification. When not scuba diving, you can find T.J. either strumming his ukulele or helping his step-daughter at Irish dance competitions. 

Many of the photos on this website were provided by T.J. who is an underwater photographer.....he also does photography on the ground as well.  Oh and he's also a voice actor. 
Lance started his life as a show dog extraordinaire.  After finishing his AKC championship he then moved on to the couch and became the shops mascot. 
Lance is one big fat mamas boy, loves Papa Duck Chris but, most important is he has become the meeter & greeter of ALOHA DIVE.  He is always quick to wag his tail and meet you at the door and possibly give you a big kiss and smile (yes, he does smile), but don't be fooled, what he is really hoping for is a hand out of his favorite treat, the peanut butter pretzels that are kept in the shop.

Lance is currently not scuba certified.