About Candace Reno-Bernstein

Locations: All, Holladay

IDC Staff Instructor

Being from Southern California, Candace has had a passion for the ocean from a very early age. Her first open water dive was in 2002 in La Jolla, CA where a ray gracefully emerged out of the sandy bottom and swam towards her, hooking her into diving immediately! She has dove under ice, in the caves of Bonne Terre mine, in the warm waters of the Caribbean including Cuba!, the cool waters of the Pacific and Northeast, and the underwater park of Dutch Springs, PA where she started her professional training in 2013 as a divemaster with Hamden Scuba.

Candace came to Dive Utah in 2015 as an Assistant Instructor and has been an instructor since 2016. In her spare time, she enjoys diving with the sharks and penguins as a volunteer at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.

Diving since: 2002

Favorite Class to Teach: Advance Open Water and Wreck Diver

Real Job: Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at University of Utah

Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Music/Band: Live blues/jazz

Favorite Dive Destination: Bahamas

Favorite Undersea Critter: Dolphins and turtles