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Jamie VanTassel

Role at The Dive Shack – Dive Shack Manager

When did you start diving? - 2008

Highest certification earned – Instructor (SDI)

Other notable SCUBA certifications – Solo Diver (SDI), Rescue Diver (SDI), DAN O2 Provider, Nitrox, DSAT Tri-Mix Gas Blender

Number of dives to date – 200+

Favorite local dive – Deer Island Point, NB 

 Other interesting things you want to say about yourself - ROV Pilot

 

 

 
Chad

Role at The Dive Shack – Shop Staff 

When did you start diving? - Unknown . . .

Highest certification earned – Misc. Technical Diving Specialties

Other notable SCUBA certifications – DSAT Tri-Mix Blender

Number of dives to date – Too Many to Count!

Favorite local dive – Shipwrecks in Atlantic Canada


 



 

 TEACHING STAFF


 

Christopher Kenney

Role at The Dive Shack – Instructor Trainer 

When did you start diving? - 1979

Highest certification earned – Instructor Trainer (SDI)

Other notable SCUBA certifications – Instructor for NAUI for 20 years, Instructor for SDI for 8 years

Number of dives to date – Unknown . . . but 6000+ hours logged underwater

Favorite local dive – Black Rock and Deer Island Point, NB

Favorite dive ever – Lots on this list! Empress of Ireland, night dive on the Rhone, schools of hammerheads off Darwin’s Island in Galapagos, Chok Mol cenote in Mexico, etc, etc, etc

Dive you are most looking forward to? – Arctic Ocean under the ice


 
Chris London

Role at The Dive Shack - Instructor (NAUI and SDI)

When did you start diving? - 1996

Highest certification earned - Instructor (NAUI and SDI)

Other notable SCUBA certifications – NAUI: Divemaster, Ice Diver, Rescue Diver, Advanced Diver. PADI: Tri-Mix Gas Blender, Nitrox Diver. ACUC: Open Water

Number of dives to date – 1000+

Favorite local dive - Deer Island Point, NB

Favorite dive ever – Empress of Ireland

Other interesting things you want to say about yourself - Analyst. Educator. Social Media Mentor. Project Manager. Programmer. SCUBA Dude. Father. Photographer. Paper & Pen Nut. Runner. Secularist. Technology Beast.

Twitter: @chris_london


Jamie VanTassel

Role at The Dive Shack – Instructor (SDI) and Dive Shack Manager

When did you start diving? - 2008

Highest certification earned – Instructor (SDI)

Other notable SCUBA certifications – Solo Diver (SDI), Rescue Diver (SDI), DAN O2 Provider, Nitrox, DSAT Tri-Mix Blender

Number of dives to date – 200+

Favorite local dive – Deer Island Point, NB 

 Other interesting things you want to say about yourself - ROV Pilot 

 
 
 
Adam Brown

Role at The Dive Shack - Instructor (SDI)

When did you start diving? – 1999

Highest certification earned - Instructor (SDI)

Other notable SCUBA certifications  Advanced (PADI), Rescue (SDI), Sidemount Diver (SDI)

Favorite local dive – Anytime he is teaching!

Favorite dive ever – Diving with manta rays on the Great Barrier Reef, or the Blue Hole in GOZO.

Dive you are most looking forward to? – The crystal clear waters of the Silfra Fissure in Iceland!

 

 
 
 
Lori-Beth Armstrong

Role at The Dive Shack – Instructor 

When did you start diving? - 2011

Highest certification earned – Instructor (SDI), 

Other notable SCUBA certifications – Rescue Diver (SDI), Advanced Open Water (SDI)

Favorite local dive – Tommy's Cove, because of the moon snails!

 
Dive you are most looking forward to? – Diving with elephants :) 
 
 
Monica Hindley

Role at The Dive Shack - Assistant Instructor (NAUI) and Divemaster (NAUI and SDI)

When did you start diving? – November 2000

Highest certification earned - Assistant Instructor (NAUI)

Other notable SCUBA certifications  Advanced, Rescue, Nitrox, First Aid and CPR Instructor

Number of dives to date – 500+

Favorite local dive – Beaver Harbour / Deer Island, NB

Favorite dive ever – Empress of Ireland

Dive you are most looking forward to? – A dive overseas in 100’+ visibility!

Other interests -Hiking, skiing, triathlons, kayaking, golfing, snowshoeing & dance


 
Mel Gallant

Role at The Dive Shack - Instructor (SDI)

When did you start diving? – Unknown!

Highest certification earned - Instructor (SDI)

Other notable SCUBA certifications  Advanced (PADI), Rescue (SDI), DSAT Tri-Mix Blender

Favorite local dive – Anytime he is teaching!

Favorite dive ever – Unknown

Dive you are most looking forward to? – The next one!

 

 
 
 
Bryan Morse

Role at The Dive Shack – Divemaster (SDI) 

When did you start diving? - 2001

Highest certification earned – Divemaster (SDI)

Other notable SCUBA certifications – CAUS Scientific Diver, Solo Diver (SDI), Rescue Diver (SDI), DAN O2 Provider

Number of dives to date – 275

Favorite local dive – Any dive at Beaver Harbour, NB!

 
Favorite dive ever – Dive on the Louise P wreck off Caraquet, NB