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 Dive guide 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.
The one and only Jelena. As a world traveler, Jelena has amazing stories, incredible experience and speaks three languages. She has been scuba diving for the last decade throughout the world and is now part of the Island Style Team. She has been an active Divemaster here on Maui for the last 2 years. She has made a name for herself with her keen eye for tiny creatures, UW photography, tech diving, and straight up underwater Gipsy Magic. Diving with Jelena is an absolute delight. Her incredible dive briefings will keep you entertained and fill you with tons fish knowledge and her tech diving background, she always has safety as her main focus. Jelena has an amazing personality and great energy. A true lover of Nudibranchs, Jelena will always strive to find the very best of Maui. We are very proud to have this amazing Dive Professional as a member of our team.
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.