Christina Cantellops is Island Style's incredible lead guide and Javier's better half. Look no further than Christina as one of the best Divemasters on Maui. She has an extensive background in Marine Biology, is a P.A.D.I. Divemaster, U.S.C.G Master Captain, and Vice President of Sting J Maui Wetsuits and Apparel. As an Aquarist, Christina has worked for the North Carolina Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium, as well as the Maui Ocean Center Aquarium. Diving with sharks, rays, and every creature you can think of, she can discuss almost any underwater creature and talk to you about their habits and particularities. She has an incredible eye for detail, and is know for finding the rare creatures most divers miss. She has been working as an active P.A.D.I Divemaster here on Maui for the last 5 years, showing visitors and locals alike the beauty of the underwater world. With her extensive background in Marine Science she can help you find small creatures and tell you all about them. She is an incredible dive guide with a keen eye for nudi's, fish, and all things interesting. With years of incredible underwater encounters, she can entertain you with Whale Shark stories, Pelagic Mantas, and incredible Dolphin Encounters. As a Master Captain she can also take the helm and lead the day out on the water.
Javier Cantellops is head Captain and Master Dive Instructor for Island Style Diving. He is a P.A.D.I. Master Scuba Diver Trainer, P.A.D.I. Level Two Freediving Instructor, U.S.C.G Master Captain, Spearfishing Instructor, former Special Operations Airborne Ranger, and creator of Sting J Maui Wetsuits and Apparel. He graduated from Discovery Diving's 9 month Instructor program to become a dive professional. Teaching every P.A.D.I class, getting every certification, and gaining a massive amount of knowledge. His dive experience is not that of the casual professional. With a life's worth of harrowing stories and a decade of being a dive professional, Javier is experienced, knowledgable, and puts safety above everything that he does. Spending the last 7 years being a Master Instructor on Maui, he knows every dive site, has encountered almost every underwater creature, and can ensure you are diving properly, safely, and are having a lot of fun doing it. His dive life motto is "Safe, Fun, and in that order. If we can't do both, we aren't doing it". He brings his passion for life, Aloha spirit, and high energy charisma to every charter, making your Maui experience one of a kind. Feel free to ask him about some of his wild adventures, incredible underwater sitings, search and rescue stories, spearfishing tales, or war stories. You are sure to stay entertained with Javier at the helm.
John Grimes is our Island Style Diving Lead guide and Molokini expert. You will often see John looking for octopus, nudibranchs or on a scooter dive hoping to pass by some sharks or even a Whale! He has a keen eye for the small things, but is always checking the scene for open ocean pelagic life including rays, dolphins. John has over 20 years of dive experience, getting certified when he was 11 years old through Boy Scouts and quickly started diving across the world. Since John became an Instructor in 2019 he has lead thousands of divers through epic Molokini crater and enjoys sharing his love of the Hawaiian islands above and below water. When John is not on Pilikai he is often adventuring around Maui with his wife Maegan - learning about seashells and sea glass history, finding plants for their garden and looking for a delicious slice of pizza or poke bowl along the way!
Logan Takemori is a passionate water enthusiast who left California to pursue a fulfilling career in SCUBA diving. After arriving in Maui, he quickly achieved his PADI Divemaster and instructor ratings, demonstrating his dedication and skill.
Growing up in California, Logan developed a strong affinity for the water from a young age. Whether it was taking swim lessons as a baby or exploring various aquatic environments, he always had a deep connection to the sea.
Logan's first scuba diving experience occurred during a family vacation in Maui when he was 10 years old. This unforgettable encounter ignited his lifelong passion for exploring the underwater world.
As a member of the Island Style team, Logan is committed to sharing the ocean's wonders with others. With his PADI Divemaster and instructor qualifications, he aims to create memorable experiences for both visitors and locals. Logan's attention to detail and keen eye allow him to expertly guide divers through intricate marine ecosystems, showcasing the unique inhabitants and their captivating behaviors.
Join Logan Takemori on an underwater adventure and discover the beauty, tranquility, and fascinating marine life under his expert guidance. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced diver, Logan's genuine passion and meticulous approach will ensure an unforgettable SCUBA experience.
Warren Blum put in 16 years as a dentist in Texas, most of them in private practice, before breaking out and heading to Maui to fulfill his dream of diving and working on the water. Warren was a dive guide with Mike Severns Diving for 18 years, and he is now delighted to be continuing as a dive guide with Island Style Diving. One of his interests is in photographing and identifying manta rays that visit the areas that we dive. He has added several individuals to the known Maui population and one is even named after him. His photos also appear in John Hoover’s acclaimed book, the Ultimate Guide to Hawaiian Reef Fishes. Warren’s real passion, however, is showing and teaching people about Hawaiian marine life. His knowledge, his decades of dive guiding experience, and his calm countenance make diving with him a true pleasure. Warren is also a Master Captain and one of the most pleasant people to chat with on island.