Manny grew up in sunny Southern California, taking advantage of everything it has to offer; from getting his scuba certification in Newport, riding motorcycles in the high desert, learning to play the saxophone and guitar, and snowboarding in the mountains. After traveling around the contiguous United States living out of a car, he flew off to Hawaii to live his dream of exploring new places and to gain enriching life-experiences. Once he came to Hawaii, he joined the Tank Technician program and fell in love with the diving lifestyle! He is currently attending Hawaii Scuba University to become a scuba instructor. When he’s not working or going to class, he’s fun diving, going on hikes, exploring the island, or playing gigs!