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Name: Conrad Rucker

PADI Course Director

Dive Georgia Service Technician

Instructor #: 178053
Started Diving: 1978


Yes, Conrad really did watch “Sea Hunt” as a kid, and that’s what got the excitement going.  Conrad began diving in 1973, and was YMCA certified in 1978. The basic course was 6 weeks long and he has always had diving in his veins. Conrad became an instructor with SSI in 1990 working for West End Diving, St. Louis Mo.  After moving to Atlanta in 1998 he crossed over to PADI in 2001.  In 2005, Conrad became a PADI Course Director, the highest certification available, and has maintained a Silver/Gold status and Elite Instructor status since the rating’s inception.  With that Conrad is able to train Instructors to pass on the passion and love of the sea that he has.  “Teaching people to teach people to blow bubbles”! His first dive trip was to Cozumel 1979, and to date, has made an additional 50+ trips back to the island.  His other travels have taken him, and his wonderful wife Cecilia (also an instructor) to Bonaire, Caymans, Roatan, Utila, Belize, Yap, Palau & the Bahamas, as well as numerous domestic and local dive locations. Outside of SCUBA, Conrad has led a charmed life.  He was a tight end for the Houston Oilers 1978-1980, Captain in the USMC flying CH-46 helicopters, and for the last 21 years, has worked for Delta Airlines here in Atlanta. 

  • Favorite Speciality Class:
    PADI Deep, Photography, Wreck

  • Favorite Movie:
    Last Samurai

  • Favorite Place To Dive:
    Cozumel & Palau

  • Favorite Fish / Marine Life:
    Sharks & Mantas

PADI Specialty Instructor Certifications

  • Full Face Mask

  • Underwater Naturalist Trainer

  • EFR Instructor Trainer

  • Public Safety Diver Instructor

  • Project Aware Instructor Trainer

  • Full Face Mask Instructor Trainer

  • Night Diver Instructor Trainer

  • Fish Identification Instructor Trainer

  • Deep Instructor Trainer

  • Drift Instructor Trainer

  • Enriched Air Instructor Trainer

  • Underwater Navigator Instructor Trainer

  • Public Safety Instructor Trainer

  • Emergency Oxygen Provider Trainer

  • Search & Recovery Instructor Trainer

  • Wreck Instructor Trainer

  • Boat Instructor Trainer

  • DPV Instructor Trainer

  • Dry Suit Instructor Trainer

  • Emergency Oxygen Instructor Trainer

  • Equipment Specialist Instructor Trainer

  • Peak Buoyancy Instructor Trainer

  • Dive Against Debris Instructor

My Dive Gear