Anything Ben finds fun, he wants to share! After beginning with a college scuba program in 2011, he went on to earn his NAUI Instructor certification for 2016 to spread the passion for diving! With nearly 700 dives to his name, Ben has shared his joy of the underwater world with diving-ready students of all ages (10+) and he would love to take you to some of his favorite spots around Southern California!
Most recently, Ben received his CTE credential from the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing to teach SCUBA in a public educational program. When he isn't driving, Ben is out riding the canyons on his bike, or teaching as an adjunct instructor for a local drafting/engineering/manufacturing program.
Angie & John Dodson
Dive Club President & Equipment Technician
Angie is a Assistant Instructor who loves working with classes & helping newer divers with skills to help them to be more comfortable in the water. Angie is most passionate about getting more female divers into the sport. She’s the president of Ocean Forged Divers Club with Riverside Scuba Locker. She’s also the Travel Director, and schedules all the fun activities & dive trips we do throughout the year.
John is our head Service Technician. When he’s not in the back working on a regulator or BC, you will find him diving at the beach, on a boat or warm water travel diving. He’s also the dive club Vice President and enjoys helping newer divers practice their skills, making them comfortable with all types of diving. He’s always up for a dive anytime!!
RSL's newest NAUI SCUBA Instructor, JP has made a name for himself working as a Dive Master on board the Dive Boat Magician out of San Pedro. He began his Professional dive career at the SCUBA Locker, under Roy Widney. Through Roy's leadership and direction (combined with JP's innate thirst for an adventurous life-worth-living), he excelled through the NAUI curriculum... putting his diving education to application with over 100 dives within his first year of certification! He is currently enrolled in his DAN DEMP Instructor Course! When not working on the boats, or teaching classes, he is committed to furthering his education in all things SCUBA (life).