Coming from a family of divers, Erika naturally took the water at a very young age. She earned her Open Water certification when she was 12 years old, shortly after she continued and received her Advanced and Rescue certifications.

Erika is now one Ocean Adventures head instructors and is also the general manager. She has a passion of sharing her love for the ocean with others. She looks for any reason to travel and finding out what else our beautiful oceans have to share. When she is not at Ocean Adventures or in the water, you can find her working as a special effects makeup artist.

Erika can’t get enough of the beautiful kelp forests of southern California but also loves to get away and indulge in warm tropical water. Traveling is one of her biggest passions and after living in Europe when she was in college, she got the travel bug and has been able to dive in some extremely beautiful places such as the Socorro Islands, the Cenotes, Fiji, Cuba, Indonesia, Roatan, Yap, Palau and Thailand.

Erika's Student Said: "I would like to thank Erika and all the wonderful people at OADC for helping me become certified. You all are awesome and I will recommend OADC to everyone.Thank you so much!" -Sean Campbell.

Erika's favorite dive spot: Far Side of Santa Cruz Island Erika's favorite Specialty: Underwater Navigation

Specialities & Credentials

  • PADI IDC Staff Instructor
  • Emergency First Response Instructor
  • DAN Instructor
  • Shop Manager