Master Dive Instructor Trainer
Rick started his scuba diving career at the age of 15. He received his YMCA and NAUI open water certification in 1978. Rick has been diving all over the world. In 1987 he did his internship with a dive shop in St Petersburg, Florida. He started teaching and became an instructor in 1988. Since then he has taught at SPC south campus and Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Over the years he has certified many divers at all levels. He is currently an Instructor Trainer.
Wade started his diving career in 1991 with his open water certification shortly before entering the US Navy as a hospital corpsman. He has experience teaching various graduate and undergraduate settings, and is a published author. He currently is the pastor at First Baptist Church in Branford, Florida, and holds a Ph.D. in Theology. Wade has three children who are certified divers and they all love to dive the springs and rivers all throughout Florida. He is currently training to be an Instructor so he can pass along his knowledge and experience to future divers.
Russ is a full time Deputy Sheriff with Pinellas County and has been in Law Enforcement for 24 years, he has been diving Since 1990 and received his PADI OW certification in 1992. In 1993 he got his SSI nitrox certification and continued sport diving, and in 2020 he started teaching scuba diving part time and is currently an SEI and PDIC Instructor. Russ did this the old fashion way… through an Internship. He assisted in teaching classes, fixing equipment and dive mastering existing classes. He feels that scuba diving is a great sport and enjoys teaching it.
Steve "Cody" Smith
Travel & Event Coordinator
Kyleigh has only been diving a few years and has entered into the internship program for Divemaster. She enjoys scuba, volleyball, and biking. She is our residential expert on planning on all of our upcoming dive trips. Reach out to her if you have a special place you want us to plan a trip to! Contact Kyleigh for your travel reservations!