MEET THE TEAM
Technical and Rebreather Instructor
I started diving in 2010 and fell in love with the sport. I became a PADI instructor at the end of 2010 and crossed over to SDI/TDI in 2011 as a technical dive instructor. I am qualified to teach all the way to Advanced Trimix with both agencies. I split my time between Arizona and Key Largo teaching.
Store Manager | Divemaster
Lead Instructor | Technical Instructor
My first dives were in Hawaii while on vacation. I knew right away from the moment I walked into a dive shop this was going to be fun. The gear, the water, the wildlife….. diving would be a big part of my life. I have since then gone from an open water diver to an instructor. I have spent countless hours working on my craft and am constantly learning. My favorite dive has been a missile silo in Washington, and my favorite sea animal are the garden eels.
MSDT Instructor | Service Tech
All throughout my life I’ve been obsessed with the ocean. When I was in preschool, I remember watching Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter. He was diving with sharks and traveling the world. Ever since then I’ve wanted to see the ocean. When I turned 21, I started my PADI Open Water scuba class.
5 years later, scuba diving has allowed me to travel the world, become a scuba instructor, and start technical and rebreather diving. I’m close to 1,000 dives now and I’ve only scratched the surface. I’m excited about all my future underwater experiences! Try it out for yourself and It will change your life!
Divemaster | Retail Associate
Technical Instructor | CCR Instructor
IDC Staff Instructor
SDI/TDI Divemaster and Assistant Instructor | PADI and RAID Divemaster
I began diving in 1994 in the USAF. Back then the military’s idea of dive training was “Here take this gear, make it work and don’t kill yourselves!” Unfortunately for me that was a big turn off to diving. 22 years later my wife wanted us to get dive certified to enjoy an excursion on our honeymoon to Bora Bora. Reluctantly, I agreed. When I learned dive the correct way I was hooked. Literally went off the deep end.
In 2.5 years I have logged over 1200 dives. 200 of them being on CCR ( Closed Circuit Rebreather), totaling well over 300 hours on CCR. I worked my way up through the ranks from Open Water to Master Diver. Then I jumped into professional diving as a Divemaster and Assistant Instructor. The technical realm is where I love to spend my time whether it be in a set of doubles or full-out trimix deep on my rebreather. I love diving.
Come join us. Let me share my passion with you and teach you how to enjoy the life under the surface. Let’s go diving!!!!
Instructor | Multimedia Director
MSDT Instructor | DAN Instructor
I’m a Buckeye transplant in AZ. I started my diving at the request of my brother wanting to dive for Megalodon shark teeth in the shark tooth capital of the world, Venice Florida. I’m very happy that those sharks are long dead! The first couple of dives were fun, visibility was 2-3 feet. After not finding many teeth or seeing much aquatic life I decided to dive in the Florida Keys. That’s when I fell in love with diving – warm, clear water with tons of fish. It’s diving in a salt water aquarium. Certified in 2012 and my only regret is I don’t dive more often.
I love seeing new divers “get it” and start a long-term love affair with diving. My favorite spot is Truk Lagoon in Micronesia. It’s full of history and wrecks, wrecks and more wrecks. Recently certified on a Hollis rebreather I’m looking forward to multiple trips back to Truk. I’m always ready to share this underwater world with new and existing divers and helping them increase skills.
Retail Associate, Divemaster
IDC Staff Instructor
I just celebrated my 25th anniversary as a PADI scuba instructor. I am currently rated as a tec deep and IDC Staff Instructor. I enjoy teaching kids and Scouts. You can find me most often diving in the Bahamas, Florida Keys or the Caribbean. My cold water days diving tech deep wrecks on the East coast are over and I much prefer introducing new divers to the wrecks of the Bahamas.
I was born and raised right here in Arizona. I joined the Army Reserve while still in high school and served 8 years before getting out. If I had known then what I know now I would have joined the Navy to be a Navy Diver. I had always wanted to try SCUBA diving, but for some reason never did. I finally fell into it when I was referred to a shop to buy a SCUBA tank so I could fill paintball tanks out in the field. Once I walked in the door it was over. I saw all of the gear and thought, “Oh this is so me!” I booked a Discover SCUBA experience and got my first taste of what it was like to remain underwater for an extended period of time. I was hooked.
I never thought becoming a diver was a possibility for me, so the thought didn’t cross my mind until a friend had me try a Discover Scuba. I was instantly in love with being under water. I became Open Water certified in 2014. The desire to increase my knowledge and to be more comfortable while diving lead me to complete the Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver course, as well as many other PADI specialty courses. Continuing in my education and love for diving, I am now pursuing my first professional level and becoming a Dive Master.