Our Staff
Mike Kucharski

Michael Kucharski

Michael is a retired member of the US Army who came to Costa Rica to try diving. After diving the area, Mike decided to stay and start a dive business. When diving with Mike you will notice the permanent smile that is on his face. Mike has learned to dive incredibly well in the past year, becoming a Divemaster in the process.


Nere Aguero

Nere has always had interest in the underwater world and studied Marine Biology in University in San Jose at the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica. Nere is here by mistake. The University stopped offering a course she needed to graduate for a semester. In that semester Nere started diving and loved it. On her way to becoming a divemaster, Nere met Mike. The rest is history!

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Michal Ilkanich

Born and raised in Slovakia he arrived to Rocket Frog as an Advanced Diver with the goal to become a Divemaster. He was marvelled by the wonders and variety of the oceans in Costa Rica and turned a passionate Specialty instructor. As the days went by he gained the trust of the crew now he gets to boss around the rest of the instructors.




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Mykol is also widely known as the Cookie Monster. Mykol joined us after working at Los Almendros for years. Mykol is also a local tico and helps out with all of the land based aspects of the dive shop.



After many years as a Paramedic and Volunteer Firefighter, Sylvie still assist people but now underwater. She did all her levels in France with CMAS federation before to become a Padi Instructor

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Jamie Madera aka James Wood

PADI Instructor and SSI Instructor. Originally from Texas, I started diving with Rocket Frog in 2016. I loved the diving the food, the weather and the people. There was no doubt where I wanted to retire and teach scuba. I retired to Costa Rica in 2019. Come and dive with us and your world may change like mine.



Tommy is an old fart who likes to pretend he’s grumpy all the time. He started diving MANY years ago, but revived his love for diving in the last several years after introducing his wife to the underwater world. After watching the excitement of a newbie to the diving world, he decided to advance his diving knowledge and become a Padi instructor. He came to Vacation in Costa Rica from Atlanta for several years and now enjoys showing off the marine life in Coco full time. Compliment him on his hair and he’ll smile for you.