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!
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!
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!

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. 


Rick Blaylock is both a PADI Scuba Instructor and Emergency First Response Instructor that trained his way up the PADI professional ladder through the Hatts curriculum which provided exposure and practical experience at every skill level along the way. This allowed him to transform his professional skills as a Merger & Acquisition Consultant over to the dive world where his personalized focus on safety, skills, and industry knowledge go hand in hand in aiding divers reach their aquatic goals and potential.

With passions for exploring shipwrecks at all recreational depths, drifting over reefs filled with turtles, and night diving with manta rays and octopus, it is no surprise that each year he travels to seven of the most popular Eastern Caribbean Islands documenting the changes in the ecosystem and blogging on the latest Eco Aware and sustainability programs deployed by the locals.