Ron “The Ice Cream Man” Clark has been diving for over 30 years and is one of Gigglin’ Marlin’s most sought after instructors. He holds the PADI Master Instructor rating and is available to teach over 20 specialties from PADI, TDI, and SDI along with the TDI Intro to Tech course.

Ron loves deep diving, wreck penetration, and the planning involved in technical diving. The “Mighty O” tops the list of Ron’s favorite wreck dive destinations. You can also join Ron on his annual Bonaire dive trip.

Ron has been in the concrete construction industry for over 26 years. Before that he was a PGA golf professional as the head golf pro at Panorama Country Club and a member of the Florida Golf Tour. He has been married to his favorite DiveMaster, Barbara, for 23 years. He has five children: Amber, Michele, Ron Jr., Brianna, and Justin who also love diving!

Ron enjoys introducing people to the underwater world and helping them develop their skills with continuing education. Ron’s philosophy is: “like any new sport, hew divers should continue to learn and advance their abilities and knowledge of the underwater world.” Take your Open Water Course or Specialty with Ron and you’ll see that he brings his experience, wisdom, and enthusiasm for the sport to the classroom, enriching his students’ learning experience. You can join Ron on one of the trips he is leading this year – The Flower Gardens, The Oriskany, Bonaire, Cozumel, and Playa Del Carmen to name a few. You are bound to have a great time, learn something new, and maybe even find out how Ron got his nickname!