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Scuba One founder Randy Kraft began diving in the late 1970's while attending Moorhead State University. Upon Graduation, Randy moved to Minneapolis MN and was an active member of the Minnesota Frogmen, Minnesota's oldest dive club. In this capacity he performed search & rescue dives for drown victims, raised sunken boats, and became a PADI Divemaster.
In 1982, Randy completed the 10-week instructor program at PADI College in California. This was the longest and most extensive instructor-training program ever offered by PADI, the world's largest certifying agency. He then moved back home to Bismarck and began offering scuba classes and selling dive gear.
1984 was the beginning of his Caribbean career as the water sports director for a 300 room Jamaican all-inclusive resort. This resort is now part of the Sandals resort chain, the largest scuba-inclusive resort chain in the world. From this position he was promoted to director of scuba diving for a Jamaican company with an exclusive watersports concession to service a total of 1000 hotel rooms (5 major hotels) and 9 cruise ships that visited weekly.
In the late 1980's, upon returning to the US, Randy began expanding Scuba One with more commercial diving work and selling dive vacations throughout the world. In 1990, because of their history of working together in Jamaica, Gary Williams, currently Executive Vice President for SuperClubs Resorts, asked Randy to take a look at select SuperClubs diving programs for him. This auditing program has subsequently expanded to include a number of Caribbean resorts. Due to Jamaica's strict immigration laws, few other Americans, if any, have a background of working full time at Jamaican all-inclusive resorts, and worldwide diving experience. Scuba One has expanded to become a PADI 5 Star Dive Center, and owner Randy Kraft is a Master Instructor who has worked full time in this field since 1982.
Scuba One escorted dive trips have been to areas as diverse as the wrecks of Lake Superior, Truk Micronesia, and Cuba. Most major Caribbean dive destinations are visited on a regular basis. If you should have any questions regarding Caribbean, or diving, feel free to contact us.