If It Has To Do With Diving... HATTS' IS THE PLACE!
If It Has To Do With Diving... HATTS' IS THE PLACE!
                        If It Has To Do With Diving... HATTS' IS THE PLACE!                                                
Meet Our Team
Owner's Micheal & Starlette Hatt along with 3 of their 4 children Joshua, Kendra & Jarod. 
Michael Hatt has grown up in the diving and fishing industry. When his father Jerry Hatt retired in 2005, Michael, his wife and their children took over running the family business. When they are not working at the shop Jarod, Josh & Michael enjoy spearfishing, hunting & fishing. Starlette & Kendra enjoy crafting!
INSTRUCTORS:
ROB HUGGINS
Rob Huggins was an engineering management professional by trade, but he is also a PADI Master Scuba Dive Trainer (MSDT) who has been teaching students for more than 25 years.  He has a passion for our underwater world and shares his education and knowledge in order to equip new divers to be stewards of this environment.  Rob enjoys working with all class groups, but especially teaching families and young students or “juniors”. 
Being well traveled in the dive and professional sense, Rob is excited about experiencing new destinations and underwater encounters.  He hopes to log dive number 3000 in 2020 in Honduras! Join us for one of the group trips he is leading!
JOHN MCGILL
After spending a majority of his adult life on the West Coast of the United States, John moved to Florida full-time in 2017.  His ties to the Space Coast span back to the NASA Apollo Missions, when his family traveled to Cocoa Beach with their father who worked on the launches at Kennedy Space Center.  
John's prior diving experience was as a youth in Hawaii on vacations.  Once he moved to Florida, he went all-in!  John worked his way through Rescue Diver, then decided to go to Roatan, Honduras for a Dive Master internship and the Instructor Development Course (IDC).  He completed the IDC in April 2019.  He then started teaching scuba diving with Hatt’s Diving Headquarters in July 2019.  John can teach the following PADI specialty courses:  Deep, Emergency Oxygen Provider, Enriched Air, Fish ID, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, Underwater Navigator, and Wreck.  His favorite class is the Rescue Diver course, because you become more conscientious above and under water, thus making you a better and safer diver.  
Diving is a passion for him.  His favorite fish to find are the spotted drum fish, any shark, and any seahorse.  Turtles are cool, too.  He became an instructor to share his love of the sport in a safe and relaxed environment.   John is a great dive buddy.  So whether you meet for a class at Hatt's or buddy up with John for a day trip to the ocean, lake, or spring, he welcomes you to go diving with him!
LARRY WALLACE

PADI Master SCUBA Diver Trainer, EFR Instructor

Larry’s passion for SCUBA diving began in Tampa, FL, where he grew up and completed his Open Water Certification. When Larry relocated to Melbourne he continued advancing his dive education eventually earning a Divemaster Certification and numerous specialties.

Larry has been a PADI Pro with Hatts Diving Headquarters since 2012.

When he isn’t teaching divers, you will find Larry at the Blue Heron Bridge, pursuing his love of Macro Photography, or offshore on his favorite dive sites, Breakers Reef and Juno Ledge. 

Bob Sharp

Bob lives in Sebastian, Florida and is a retired Charleston, WV Deputy Fire Chief and WV Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal.  For 27 years he was a member of the Charleston Fire Department Water Rescue Team, and led the team for 20 years, responding to dive rescue/recoveries, crime scene  investigations, swift water, flood and ice rescue emergencies. Currently he is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT), Divers Alert Network (DAN) Instructor, PADI Gas Blender, PSI/PCI Visual Cylinder Inspector and National Association for Cave Divers (NACD) Full Cave Diver. 

 

Bob loves being in the water and has certified hundreds of students to become recreational and public safety scuba divers.  He can instruct many different classes including Open Water, Advanced, Rescue, Master Scuba Diver, Dive Master and 25+ Specialty Courses. Some unique classes that he instructs include: Sidemount Diver, Full Face Mask Diver, Public Safety Diver, Public Safety Diver Surface Support Specialist, and Cavern Diver.

 

Monthly he enjoys shore dive at Blue Heron Bridge and going on dive charters out of Riviera Beach & West Palm Beach.  Bob has certified divers in Florida’s Blue Grotto, Lake Denton, Rainbow River, Vortex Springs, Panama City, the Florida Keys and through several South Florida Dive Charters.

 

Over the years he’s led several dive travel groups to Bonaire; Cozumel, Mexico; The Bahamas; Fantasy Lake Water Park, Morehead City, North Carolina; and several places throughout the

Florida Keys.