Alex harper-brown, eddie nakada, andrew evans, professions, very experienced padi instructors, great reputation
Native Sons has become known for its relaxed atmosphere,excellent instructors, first class boats, spotless safety record and well maintained equipment.
We have a great team of first rate instructors which are very safety conscious, fun to dive with and fun to hang out with around the shop. Our crew keeps it all together, making sure everything runs smoothly.
Together, our team of Crew & Instructors/DiveMasters will make your dive a great experience.
Born and raised in Southern California, Eddie Nakada grew up surfing and after college, moved to Utah and worked at a ski resort for the last 17 years. At the end of 2009, after many trips diving and surfing in Central America, he decided to quit the ski business and move to Roatan. He did his Dive Master internship at Native Sons and has worked for us ever since, becoming an instructor in November 2010.
My name is Hanna Bobst and I started working at Native Sons in May of 2016. I am from Houston Texas, and have been diving since I was 10 years old. Roatan was the very first place I dove as a child and now I get the pleasure of working here!
From a small town on the south coast of Ireland, Heidi O'Shea grew up spending lots of time out on the sea with her family and she has always loved the ocean. When she discovered scuba diving, backpacking around Southeast Asia in 2013, she was hooked. She came out to Roatan in April 2016 to do her divemaster and instructor training and has been working with Native Sons since.
Jose “Moreno” Velasquez started work at Native Sons in 2013. He has worked for 15 years as boat captain, at various large resorts around Roatan, taking divers out safely around our reefs. There are few people Alvin would trust with our biggest boat, the Uba Isti, but Moreno treats it with enough care and love to meet Alvin’s high standards.
Elwin Chacon has been working at Native Sons since 2013. He captains our smaller boat, fills tanks, helps with your equipment and generally makes himself very useful!