Carter Crary


Master Instructor & EFR Instructor, CEO and Owner of Malibu Divers since 1992, Carter began diving in the summer of 1966 in the San Diego area. To this day, the southern California area remains one of his favorite places to dive in the world. Currently a PADI Master Instructor, Carter holds ten different PADI Specialty Instructor ratings as well as being a DAN O2 Instructor. His wife and #1 dive buddy, Barbara, is also a PADI Instructor and Carter and Barbara both appear in the PADI Open Water Diver video. 

Special interests include Underwater Video, chasing (and capturing) Spiny Crustaceans and exploring new dive destinations around the world. Favorite dive spots currently are Palau and the Galapagos Islands...but that could change. Guiding philosophy: "send 'em out the door with a smile on their face".

Check out his daily dive conditions tweets and if the surf is up, and he's not diving, you can find him paddle boarding or surfing.

Scuba Name?   Ernesto Barracuda

Scuba Kit?

  • Computer - Suunto Cobra & ScubaPro Galelio Luna
  • BCD - Scubapro Knighthawk
  • Regulator - Scubapro MK25T/S600
  • Exposure Suits - Xcel Thermoflex 7m

Favorite Dive Spot?  Palau, Galapagos

Join Carter & the Malibu Ukulele Orchestra which meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm at the Malibu Divers Classroom.