Our Team

Blue Holic Scuba is a Scuba Diving and Freediving center that also hosts a welcoming local dive community.
Our certified PADI instructors keep class sizes small to provide systematic and safe dive training and instruction in English and Korean. We also sell, rent and repair dive equipment.
The Blue Holic Scuba Community is open to everyone, regardless of age, nationality, gender identity or race!
Even if we are able to travel around the world, we can only enjoy 30% of our wonderful planet. The ocean is the remaining 70% that is mysterious and beautiful, and waiting for you to explore.
Come adventure and jump into the unknown world with us at Blue Holic Scuba

Blue Holic Scuba Team

MEET THE TEAM: YOUR FAVORITE BLUEHOLICS!

Harry Jung
Owner of BHS | PADI Instructor #412510| NAUI Instructor Trainer #55166
Main Language: Korean
Specialties: Freediving, Spearfishing

  • Harry Jung started Blue Holic Scuba in 2015 with the goal of building a bridge between internationally-minded scuba divers and fostering a scuba diving community in Los Angeles.
  • Harry's diving experience started from the Korean Marines Corps in South Korea. 35 years later, Harry is now a NAUI Worldwide Instructor Trainer as well as a PADI Instructor, and has groomed more than 50 divers into professional scuba professionals and instructors.
  • With the Blue Holic Scuba community growing exponentially, Harry has dreams of expanding BHS into the OC in the coming years. 



David "Dae-Wui" Jung
PADI Course Director & TECH Trainer #254877
  • Dae-Wui is a Marine biologist, a PADI Course Director, and a PADI Technical Diving Instructor Trainer. 
  • He has been studying the taxonomy of Nudibranchia (Gastropoda: Mollusca), reporting many undescribed nudibranch species from South Korea and the United States. He loves to see animals all around the world. 
  • If you have any questions about animals, don't hesitate to ask him!!! 



Keline Scuba Instructor PADI Blue Holic Scuba

Keline Kanoui
PADI Instructor #422079
Main Languages: English, French & Spanish
Favorite Dives: Wreck and Night Diving
  • Keline started diving at the young age of twelve years old. To Keline's despair, her mother was always trying to get her to do a sporting activity during holidays. One day, the hotel brochure in front of her face, the words Scuba Diving seemed to beam off the page. With glee -and her mother's approval of course!- she started her lessons right then and there.
  • Thirteen years and hundreds of dives all over the world, Keline found her joy at Blue Holic where she keeps inspiring people to love diving and sharks as much as she does. 

 

Michelle Sham
PADI Instructor #422080
Main Languages: Korean, English & Chinese
Favorite Dives: Oil-Rig Dives
  • Michelle's love for the ocean was inspired by Disney's Little Mermaid. Michelle earned her PADI Open Water when she was 16 in Singapore where she grew up.
  • Michelle worked towards being a PADI instructor because she wants to inspire more women to dive as well as to encourage people to experience the ocean and want to protect it.
  • When she is not working or diving, Michelle is camping or hiking with her rescue dog, Kylo.

     

     

    Son Vuong - Blue Holic Scuba Instructor

      Son Vuong
      PADI Instructor #440866
      Main Languages: English & Vietnamese
      Favorite Dives: With You

      • "An avid lover of nature, and all thing scientific; Son enjoys the world through natural lenses.
      • With the vast uncovered earth, just a few arm strokes away; he finds pleasure in getting wet and going deep.
      • His love for the ocean began, as a Seaman, in the Great White Fleet. Where he traveled the world's oceans as a Submarine Warfare Specialist.
      • Today, he spends time engineering a carbon free future, in a race to protect wild inhabitants, from the devastation of humanity."

       


      Mr Myung - Dive Master Blue Holic Scuba

       Mr. Myung
      PADI Instructor
      Main Languages: Korean
      Favorite Dives: Warm Water Diving

      • Mr. Myung came to Blue Holic Scuba with the intention of getting over his biggest fear: the deep blue. 
      • Within one year, he not only got over his fear of the water but fell in love with it!
      • Hundreds of dives later, Mr Myung now helps us teach Korean divers and helps them get over their fears by sharing his own experiences. 
      • Mr Myung is by far Blue Holic Scuba's biggest success story!

       


      Go En Seo
      PADI Instructor
      Main Languages: Korean
      Favorite type of dive: Night Diving!

      I fell in love with the beauty of diving 7 years ago by accident. From the first experience, I was hooked.

      • After exploring many Korean diving points as well as overseas diving destinations - I realized I wanted to capture these beautiful sea moments through a photo, which I enjoy taking.
      • The experience of diving with just your eyes is amazing, but imagine being able to remember that moment at a later time.
      • Seeing the beauty of the ocean brings a sense of protectiveness.

       

       

      Joseph Riggs
      PADI Instructor
      Main Languages: English and Korean
      Favorite Dives: Deep Dives and Spearfishing

      • Joseph had his first dive in Cancun Mexico then felt that he fell in love with scuba and the underwater world.
      • Then he decided to persue his weekend courier teaching students and showing them the life underwaterer. Joseph's father is retired US ARMY and lives in Korea with his wife. Always supporting the QUEEN! To me that's the best!.
      • Joseph is Civilian Military ~ So don't wonder underwater! I'm here for you! LET'S HAVE FUN!

       


      Gabi Gutierrez
      PADI Divemaster 
      Main Languages: English
      Favorite Dives: Anytime I see something new!

      • Gabi grew up in Northern California and spent much of her time in Kauai as well. She doesn't remember learning to swim, but always remembers being in the water! She has always loved the ocean from the cold waters of California cold to the Hawaiian tropics!
      • She has always loved snorkeling and dreamed of scuba diving one day, and once she tried it for the first time, she knew it was more than a dream!
      • Blue Holic Scuba is now helping her train and pursue instructor certification, and in the meantime, you can find her working in the shop! (Except on Wednesdays when she volunteers at the Aquarium of the Pacific)
      • When not in the water, Gabi loves adventure, travel, art, cooking, dancing, laughing, and her rescue dog Thor (who is usually helping her at the shop too!)

      and don't forget our little turtle mascots, Blue and Holic!

      We hope to see you soon!!