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 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!
After retiring as Clinical Director of an Orthotic Practice in the states, I searched the world to find a place to open a dive operation. Once I experienced the professionalism, quality of gear, the dedication to customer service and the awesome boat, I realized that I could not provide anything better. I asked Mike and Nere to join their family, and they graciously accepted me with the nick name “Old Man”.
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 spending 12 years as an MD, AHA instructor and medical director of prehospital rescue services, he found in Rocket Frog what he was missing in his life, the love to observe, study and teach the love of the ocean and it’s creatures.
With more than 15 years teaching as a Padi instructor (13 in Costa Rica) Hannah has been referred to as a legend in local Guanacaste dive circles. Known for her love of getting beginner divers to experience their first breaths underwater, but also for her love of the nudibranch populations. The rest of her time is spent with her 6 yr old son who sometimes joins her onboard as a special guest.
Being diving full time since 2013, i got addicted to scuba straight away and can’t get enough of it… It started with a discovery dive in Madagascar, most of my training was done in Thailand, done my instructor in Dominican Republic, started to work there, and then 2 years in the Philippines, Greece, Honduras, mexico and now Costa Rica…