David Shaw


David is a PADI Divemaster and EFR Instructor. He got his start in SCUBA back in 1997 with his Open Water certification; however, as a native of Ohio, his SCUBA diving was limited. After moving to Los Angeles in 2014, he picked up diving again with a SCUBA Tune-up (aka ReActivate) and his Advanced Open Water certification at Malibu Divers.  He was hooked and continued on with the crew at Malibu Divers to achieve his Rescue Diver/EFR, EFR (CPR & First Aid) Instructor and Divemaster certifications. 
David works full-time as an information security professional and is currently pursuing his PhD in Information Security. Diving is a favorite hobby for him and way to truly disconnect from an "always on" profession while helping others to enjoy the underwater world. 
In his free time out of the water, David can be found spending time with family, traveling and enjoying the outdoors through hiking, kayaking, canyoning and occasionally golfing.

If you'd like to go SCUBA diving or join David on one of our trips, please send him an email through Malibu Divers here.



  • Computer - Suunto Cobra
  • BCD - Dive-Rite Backplate and Rec Wing
  • Regulator - Oceanic Delta
  • Exposure Suit - Xcel 7mm

Favorite Dive Spot? 

Every dive is an opportunity to enjoy the underwater world.


Join David on your next SCUBA program or adventure boat trip.