Open Water Scuba Diver Certification price of $300 is all inclusive.

Staff

Bob
Bob

Owner / Instructor

Bob learned to dive in 1984 and became an instructor in 2004. He was named Instructor of the year in 2011 and 2012, and is an instructor for Open Water, Rescue, Nitrox, and a variety of specialty courses, Technical Diver, and Public Safety Diver. Bob served 30 years in the Bountiful and South Davis Fire Departments, and is certified to teach First Aid, CPR, and Oxygen Administration.

Mac
Mac

Owner / Instructor

Mac began diving when he was 10 years old, inspired by “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau” and “Sea Hunt”. He certified in 1970 in the cold lakes of Spokane WA, then moved to Seattle and later southern California. He has dived in Micronesia, Caribbean, Spain, Japan, Thailand, Bali, Western Australia, and the Red Sea. Mac served 21 years in the U.S. Marine Corps prior to coming to Utah.

John
John

Instructor Trainer

John has been a Scuba instructor since 1991 and has certified over 2,000 students, earning the Top Certifying Instructor award for the Western U.S. in 2004. He holds certification as an SDI Instructor, Instructor Trainer, TDI Instructor, and IT Staff Instructor Trainer and has 13 instructor specialties. He co-authored and published manuals for both Open Water Student and Advanced Open Water diving.

Glen
Glen

Instructor Trainer

Glen learned to dive in 1982, became a Scuba instructor in 1984, and an instructor trainer in 1996. His experience on Police dive teams helps to keep students in line. He loves wreck diving and his favorite dive location is Fiji.

Cameron
Cameron

Scuba Instructor

Cameron loves the outdoors. When he is not diving, you can find him in the mountains fishing, hunting, camping or skiing. Cameron started diving in 1999. His favorite place to dive so far is Roatan, Honduras at a location called Mary’s Place. He became an Instructor in 2014. He loves helping others to learn new skills that help them overcome their fears of the water.

Jessica
Jessica

Scuba Instructor

Jessica has been diving since 2016 and quickly worked up the ranks to Instructor by 2018.

Justin
Justin

Scuba Instructor

Justin learned to dive when he was 15. His dad wanted to get certified and this was a way they could go diving and spend quality time together. He likes the tranquility and wonder of the underwater world. His favorite dive spots are the Dominican Republic, Hawaii, Catalina, the Keys and everywhere with reef and colorful fishes.

Kacy
Kacy

Scuba Instructor

Kacy grew up in Miami and started diving as a teenager. The Florida Keys were her playground and she considers herself a citizen of the Conch Republic. She completed her Instructor certification in the cold waters of California. Kacy is pursuing dive medicine as a career and is especially interested in using scuba diving as recreational water therapy for disabled divers.

Russ
Russ

Scuba Instructor

Russ is retired US Air Force who has loved Scuba diving since 1977. After retirement, he began a VA sponsored Instructor training program and completed the program in 2020. His favorite dive location (“so far”) is Catalina, CA and is looking forward to helping student discover the thrill of breathing underwater!

Sean
Sean

Scuba Instructor

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James
James

First Response Instructor

James dove for a couple years beginning in 1973 in southern California. He returned to diving in 2016 with The Dive Shop and became a Divemaster in 2019. He went through what he calls his “intensive scuba boot camp”—30 days of full-time training to become an instructor—in Bali, Indonesia early in 2020. He has dived in California, Florida, Hawaii, Cayman Islands, Roatan, St Thomas, Zanzibar, and of course, Bali.

Jenn
Jenn

Assistant Instructor

Jennifer originally came to The Dive Shop as a University of Utah student for her Open water certification in May and her Advanced in chilly December of 2018. Inspired to learn more and do better she completed her Divemaster in October of 2019 and Assistant Instructor in 2022. She loves camping, scuba and stand up paddleboards. She is currently working towards her Advanced EMT certification.

Bob
Bob

Divemaster

Bob began his diving career in 2004, and was claims he was completely hooked before he finished his first open water dive at Blue Lake! He is thrilled that his wife loves to dive as well and can’t wait until his daughter is old enough to join in! He has been diving in Fiji, Hawaii, the Bahamas, Mexico and California. His passion is under-water photography – especially sharks!

Floyd
Floyd

Divemaster

Floyd learned to dive in the summer of 2007 and became a Divemaster in 2011. He has been diving is a wide variety of locations, including Hawaii, Guam, Honduras, the Bahamas, Grand Cayman, San Clemente Island, and the Disney World aquarium.

Jessica
Jessica

Divemaster

Jessica became a Scuba diver in the winter of 2012 when she was a grad student and though it would be a fun class to motivate her while she was writing her thesis. She likes the weightless feeling while exploring underwater. Her favorite dive spot is Kauai, Hawaii.

Tony
Tony

Divemaster

Tony and his daughter started with the discover scuba class and fell in love with the idea of scuba diving – they certified in January of 2017 and “we haven’t looked back”. His first big trip was to the Florida Keys, then it was Catalina Island, Sulpher Creek, Fontenelle Reservoir, Lost Creek, East Canyon, Meadow Hot Springs, Sand Hollow, The Crater, and Blue Lake. Tony is working on achieving the Assistant Instructor certification. Interesting fact: Tony is bullet resistant.

Mandy
Mandy

Divemaster

Mandy learned to Scuba dive in 2018 and immediately “caught fire” – advancing quickly through Advanced and Rescue certifications, and completed her Divemaster certification in 2019. She plans to study Marine Biology in the near future.

Maddie
Maddie

Divemaster

Maddie learned to dive in 2015 in South Africa, and since has worked her way up to Divemaster by way of the Philippines, Thailand, and Mexico. She is qualified as an Eco-Scientific Divemaster, focusing on coastal ecology and training and is a certified EMT.

Aaron
Aaron

Divemaster

Aaron started diving in 2017 and fell in love with it right away. Since then he has recorded over 100 dives. He enjoys showing other divers how fun and awesome diving is as a hobby. His “all time favorite dives” are the Cenotes of Central Mexico near Playa Del Carmen.

Sierra
Sierra

Divemaster

Sierra learned to dive at age 14 in Anchorage, AK and can be found rock climbing, back country skiing, and camping in her spare time. She came to UT for an air quality consulting job after working with giant snails on the Great Barrier Reef. Her favorite marine animal is the turtle.

JB
JB

Divemaster Candidate

JB is working on his Divemaster certification.

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