The SCUBA instructions received from Ray are very thorough and concise. He is very patient and will continue to work with you until you have a complete understanding of the course. Ray makes the class educational and fun. My nephew is getting married this year and my gift to them is an Open Water certificate training class with Ray. I know he will take care of them.
My wife and I completed the Advanced Open Water certification course along with our Wreck Diver and Nitrox certifications with Ray. He was fantastic! Very helpful, patient, and safe in working with us through the different skills. We had a great time and feel like a lot better divers after completing the course with him. He really is dedicated to making sure his students learn and improve. We both highly recommend taking a course with him.
I did the 3-day Open Water course with Ray, and it was fantastic! He is an amazing instructor, and his years of experience show. I felt 100% safe the entire time. He was extremely patient, making sure that everyone individually mastered all skills, no matter how many attempts it took. He turned the whole weekend into a fun experience, including meals and downtime together, and it was way more than just a regular scuba course. I've already signed up for my next certification class with him. Highly recommend.
Best instructor out there! Ray will help you achieve confidence in the water. He worked with me individually to master a skill while the rest of the class went on break. He is very patient and made me feel safe in the water. Ray also went above and beyond by treating my friends and I like family down at the lake. He helped us set up our tents and we grilled together every night. Ray is passionate about what he does and it shows! My husband and I will be back for the advanced course!
My friends and I took the PADI confined water and open water course at a lake. Ray was a great instructor. We went through all the skills and had fun dives. He was very patient and made sure we all got a skill down before moving on to the next one--all the while making sure the rest of the class was safe. Prior to class, he was great with emails and helped us plan for the trip. I would recommend him to anyone interested in scuba diving!
I worked with RAY on my PADI Open Water Certification and later my Advanced Open Water Certification. He's been great at teaching me the fundamentals as I learn to safely dive. After both courses I feel competent enough to dive without endangering myself and those I'm diving with.
He's good at drilling home fundamentals that are essential to ensuring you dive safe. Showing a willingness to work at each divers speed and ensure you're learning the skills. I've been glad to learn this new hobby and work with people as experienced as Ray.
Ray is an awesome instructor. He is friendly, knowledgeable and adapts his teaching style to fit the student and the situation, The class was absolutely fun and challenging. I learned a lot and it defintely improved my skills, and made me a better diver. I highly recommend Ray for any scuba training.
If you are looking for someone that trains for the pure passion of it, you have come to the right place. Ray puts his whole heart into each lesson and it shows. From the initial contact of signing up for a class all the way to saying thank you have a blessed day after your lesson, Ray has the upmost respect for his clients. Feeling unsure or nervous your first dive? Rest assured that Ray has enough confidence for the both of you while he motivates you to do nothing less then your best. By the end of your time spent with Freedom-Scuba you will be diving in like it’s something you’ve been doing your whole life. To other companies you are just a $ sign, but with Freedom-Scuba you are made to feel like family. Thank you Ray for your service to our country and for being an awesome instructor.
Ray was my dive master instructor and provided me with the knowledge and support I needed to move foreword in my diving career. He was incredibly flexible and always willing to spend extra time with me in the water when needed. Additionally - we had a lot of fun! Ray has become a true friend.
Ray is a phenomenal instructor and an even better guy! I've taken several PADI courses with him, and every time I have learned significantly more than I thought I would. Ray is the perfect instructor for anyone that is just starting out, looking to move into the professional ranks and everything in between.
Ray was an amazing instructor, I ended up getting the Nitrox add-on classes that was perfect for my vacation! Since I had added the other courses, it worked out wonderfully :) Ray handled the class with professionalism, was happy to answer any questions we had, and shared his love for scuba with us. I would definitely recommend Freedom Scuba if you are an inexperienced scuba diver OR looking to get additional specialty classes w/ lot of experience under your belt! Five out Five stars for me!
I loved this course! I took the PADI Confined water and felt completely comfortable as a beginner. Ray was very patient and a great teacher. I had a lot of fun and would recommend Freedom Scuba to anyone!
Ray was so amazing and very helpful in advising us on what courses to take to get me the experience I needed for my Hawaii girls trip. He was also willing to work around our (my friends) schedule so that we could get a group class together. His experience was phenomenal and I wouldn't have felt more comfortable with anyone else! He also called his friend in HI and helped us schedule our HI dive vacation. I would give him 10 stars if I could!