Jed is the Owner of Santa Barbara Aquatics, Santa Barbara's only full-service dive shop and home to the world-famous Channel Islands. Jed has received PADI’s Elite Instructor Award numerous times and loves introducing students to the underwater world. He is also an Instructor for Aqua Hands, providing the only Scuba Instruction for the Deaf Community in California.
Jed started his journey in 2010 studying Environmental Science and Marine Ecology at Cal State University Channel Islands. He then received his AAUS Scientific Diver certification and worked on various projects, ranging from Whale Research with the Keiki Kohola Project in Hawaii to the California wetlands with the Marine Science Institute, UCSB.
After spending time in Orange County, California, teaching Scuba, managing a dive operation, and increasing his knowledge of the diving world, Jed decided to move back up to Santa Barbara and start his own Dive Operation with his business partner. He is currently the Owner of Santa Barbara Aquatics, Santa Barbara's only full-service dive shop and home to the world-famous Channel Islands.
Since Jed became a PADI instructor, he has consistently received PADI’s Elite Instructor Award and loves introducing students to our underwater world.
He is also an Instructor for Aqua Hands, providing the only Scuba Instruction for the Deaf Community in California.
As an avid technical and sidemount diver, Jed's true passion is guiding students through Recreational and Technical Sidemount Configurations. His Technical diving had taken him up and down the coast of California pushing himself and his Hollis Equipment to the edge. Jed has also started putting together Technical Exploration trips to find new deep-water reefs throughout the Northern Channel Islands.
As the Founder of Grundy Sidemount, Jed has worked towards becoming the premier sidemount Center in California, assisting sidemount divers from all over the state and beyond.See More Ambassadors