Meet your Dive & Adventure Team
Mr. 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.
Mr. James Beck – Retired Navy SEAL with over 30 years of experience working in highly demanding environments. Professionally trained in every skillset within Special Operations, and conducting 17 deployments worldwide. Over the years I have collaborated with multiple Government Agencies including state and federal Law Enforcement Organizations 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, holding military and civilian instructor/supervisor certifications in Open Circuit, Closed Circuit and Semi-Closed Circuit diving, Submersibles, UUVs and DPVs. Served as director for a Naval Special Warfare Advanced Training Schoolhouse focused on Advanced Military Diving and Submersible Operations. Current projects include, a distillery in SOCAL producing Liberty Bourbon, and Integrity Group, a Military & Maritime consulting company, leveraged by CBS on Hawaii Five-O and Magnum PI.
Boat Captain & Dive Master
Neil Clay – Former Army Airborne Ranger, with 4 years with the 82nd Airborne Division. Completed professional dive training in Key West, Florida and became a full time Padi Dive instructor with emphasis and instructor certification on: nitrox, wreck, deep dive, peak performance buoyancy (PPB), night, search and recovery, and Emergency First Response Instructor. Also graduated from technical schooling with certification as an AUP Open Circuit Technician, Visual Tank Inspector (VIP), Recompression Chamber Operator and a Meg 15 Rebreather Supervisor. Since arriving on Oahu he’s run dive operations for 2 years, handling all aspects of dive business and operations, providing top quality customer service to Four Seasons, Aulani and Marriot customers with consistent 5-star reviews online. Experienced in leadership position, leading from the front, and making sure all required standards and procedures are followed in order to facilitate high levels of customer satisfaction.