George 'Keoki' Stender

I earned a NAUI Scuba Diver certification in 1984 as a senior at Kamehameha Schools and started diving as a contractor with the Naval Ocean Systems Center in 1987.  Shortly thereafter I entered the recreational diving industry as a sales person at Windward Dive Center where I later became a PADI Instructor and took over as the primary equipment service technician, servicing up to 6 regulators per day for most major brands.


Other related employment includes manager of Midway Sport Diving at Midway Atoll NWR, marine educator/dive officer/boat & recompression chamber operator with Rapture Marine Expeditions, survey dives in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, and manager of Island Divers Hawaii.  I currently work full-time as a Diving Safety Specialist for the University of Hawaii's Diving Safety Program.


Manufacturer-sponsored certification for scuba repair includes regular updates.  Other certifications include AP Diving Inspiration rebreather diver, PSI Cylinder Inspector, Recompression Chamber Operator, Dept. of Interior Motorboat Operator.

I am also a professional underwater photographer/educator/creator of the popular website  I teach classes on underwater photography and marine life identification for various groups.
Content and images on this website are the property of Keoki Stender unless otherwise indicated.  Keoki's Scuba is not responisible for any personal or property damage or injury caused by any advice or services provided herein.  Scuba diving/snorkeling is a potentially hazardous activity and should only be attempted by qualified users in situations within their skill level and physical ability.  Your comments are welcome.