Captain Jerry Martin Williams is from Gainesville FL (Go Gators!). Jerry is not only Keys Huka and SCUBA’s pretty face, he is a U.S. Coast Guard Captain and a Master Scuba Diver Trainer. Jerry served our country in the U.S. Army like many of his relative, First Calvary Division as a M1/Abrams tank crewman and has also served in the U.S. Coast Guard. After his service Jerry trained and became a Professional Firefighter/EMT for several years. His passion for Diving, which began in 1986, led him back to the turquoise water of the tropics and beyond Dive Instructing in Grand Cayman, St. Thomas, St. Johns, St. Martin, Destin FL, Crystal River FL, and now to the Florida Keys. Captain Jerry is excited to share his knowledge and diving expertise with everyone who would like to see Marathon’s pristine reef up close regardless of your snorkeling or diving experience level.
Jerry’s Quote: “you get one life, make it the one you want”
Evan Risdon, Divemaster / Boat Mechanic
Evan came down from the waste lands of Kanas where he lived in a sod house, and ran his families construction business. He moved here to marathon to change his life and attend the dive master training program. One of our finest memories of Evan is when he first arrived from kanas and he had never swam with dive fins before, so Capt. Jerry had to hold Evan in his arms and teach him how to swim. Today Evan is keys huka’s top huka dive leader, and our top carpenter. Evan is always willing to help out whenever he’s needed. You can always count on Evan to go above and beyond to make it happen.
Evan’s favorite quote is ( Well…..)
Favorite Quote – “You only get one life, live it right and you won’t need twice.”
Went from dumpster diving to ocean diving. Chris is the quietest and most shy member of the Huka Crew. Chris looks up to Captain Jerry Williams as a mentor and idol and strives to be more like him everyday. He is clearly starved for attention and will go out of his way to make you to watch him, usually resulting in him doing something hilarious. Chris hails from Puerto Rico and Port Canaveral, Florida. Chris is also fulfilling his dream of living aboard his sailboat and living life in the Keys. Chris’s love for the water is evident from diving to sailing and fishing to lobstering.
Favorite Quote – “Jody Westbrooks is my hero and I want to be just like him.”
Clare Egizio, First Mate
Clare is one of Keys Huka and SCUBA’s more diverse team members. Among her many accolades she holds a B.S. in Aviation Management from Jacksonville University, Instrument rated private pilot, A.S. Culinary Arts from the world famous Le Cordon Bleu, open water diver, and a certified parasail mate. Now that Clare has joined Marathon’s Deep pro dive she is currently working towards becoming a U.S. Coast Guard Captain and a P.A.D.I. dive instructor.
Clare’s Quote: “Not all who wander are lost”