History

As recently retired Navy SEALs and qualified Naval diving supervisors, Steve and Jim have transferred their drive, work ethic, initiative, and passion into a thriving, multifaceted Dive & Adventure business.  These core values will cradle this company from inception to a PADI Five Star Resort rating within just a few years.  Sustainability is our focus, which shows through our progressive business strategies, innovation, quality management, performance standards, training, and continuous improvements.  These are the elements that propel us forward. Moreover, attracting and retaining the best people throughout our organization is at the core of our long-term company strategy.

From charters, to training, vessel maintenance, tour activity planning and dive certifications on all levels; Trident Adventures is unequivocally the perfect fit for your next diving or snorkeling adventure.  We maintain the highest level of customer service, ocean and dive safety standards...all on a relaxing state of the art dive and snorkel vessel.  

We know from experience that if we maintain a product that is current and innovative but still holds on to the foundations and core values our company is built on, we will  retain loyalty by delivering service beyond expectations. That sustainable foundation thrives throughout our first-class charter services, our comprehensive dive school mere steps from your resort or vacation rental.  We can make you a PADI certified open water diver in as little as 3 days; giving that satisfied customer an incredible experience and a drive to come back.  Our dedication to customer service and our unequivocal commitment to excellence are timeless qualities that will carry-through into future generations and the continued growth of the business.

We are dedicated to maintaining business at the highest levels of guest satisfaction, experience and expectations - providing trained Dive Masters, Boat Captains, Instructors and employees, who as a team, will deliver an experience which far exceeds the high-standards set in diving and water safety. 

 
 

Owners

 
 

Owner/Dive Master

Stephen Kaplan

Retired Navy SEAL.  Vast experience in leadership, managerial positions, department head of manning/equipment, and numerous qualifications in various supervisory roles to include military diving operations.  Deployed all over the world in various warzones and other overseas locations working cross-culturally and across various government agencies.  Spent the past 5 years as the Lead Diving Instructor for the SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE (SDVT-1) training seasoned Navy SEALs to become the world’s most elite combat divers.  Also, spent many years in several foreign countries working with host nation’s key leader counterparts, US and foreign ambassadors, high-ranking State Department personnel, military flag officers, and many foreign and US politicians/dignitaries.  Currently partnered with Jim Beck working with CBS Television Studios for the new Magnum PI TV series as their SEAL/Military Consultant and hit TV series Hawaii Five-O as their SEAL/Military Consultant and occasional function as a stuntman and/or actor. 

 

Activities & Affiliations

• Retired Navy SEAL
• PADI
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Owner/Dive Master

James Beck

Retired Navy SEAL with over 30 years of experience working in highly demanding environments.  Professionally trained in every skillset within Special Operations Forces (SOF), and conducted 17 deployments worldwide.  Collaborated with multiple Other Government Agencies (OGAs) and state and federal Law Enforcement Officers and organizations (LEO) for various projects including protection details for 3 U.S. Presidents, 1 First Lady, and multiple Senators, Congressmen, Ambassadors, as well as multiple Foreign National Dignitaries.   Dive qualified since 1990 with over 5000 dives, and hold military instructor/supervisor certifications in Open Circuit, Closed Circuit and Semi-Closed Circuit diving, Submersibles, UUVs and DPVs. Director for a Naval Special Warfare Schoolhouse focused on Advanced Military Diving and Submersible Operations.  Currently the Deputy Director of Operations for Naval Special Warfare Group THREE.  Run a military & maritime consulting company, employed by CBS for Hawaii Five-O and Magnum PI. Partner of a California Vineyard and Bourbon Distillery.

 

Activities & Affiliations

• Retired Navy SEAL
• PADI
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