Our scuba instructors are SSI certified and hold the highest level of recreational dive training. With tens of thousands of hours of diving experience and more than 50,000 logged dives at locations all around the world, they have the experience and knowledge to educate you to be a safe and confident diver.
Our retail staff and service team members are certified scuba divers with extensive knowledge about scuba and diving equipment.
Our swim teachers are certified Swim Schools International teachers. They use the latest swim curriculum and teaching techniques. More importantly, they LOVE kids! With a 4:1 student-to-teacher ratio, your child will get to know his or her teacher and become comfortable learning new skills in water.
Meet the management team
Open Water Diver Instructor
Dean has been diving since he was 16 and still loves it as much as when he started. Dean is a level 10 diver and teaches several specialties, including spearfishing and scuba rangers. He leads a few trips each year, usually in the Caribbean, because they are close and easy to get to and he prefers the more authentic islands. Dean founded Diventures to help as many people as possible enjoy spending time in and around the water.
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
DeAnn has over 35 years of experience in accounting and finance, and enjoys helping others and any activities that involve being outside.
Frank has been diving since the 60’s with dive experiences across the world. Certified as an instructor in 1975, he has the distinction of being a Course Director Emeritus with NAUI, an Instructor for the elite SSI Platinum Pro 5000, an SSI Instructor Certifier and level 10 diver. His knowledge, demeanor and expertise make him an excellent instructor and a great dive buddy.
Aquatics Program Director
Ben has over 15 years of aquatics experience including teaching swim lessons and training lifeguards. He specializes in working with those with special considerations and loves sharing his passion and helping everyone reach their desired goals in the water!
Retail Program Director
Advanced Open Water Instructor
I have always been drawn to the underwater world and the beauty I’ve seen in pictures and movies. Once I learned it’s possible to dive in Iowa, I never looked back. As a level 8 diver, I have helped many new divers take their first breaths underwater and have taught ages 10 to 66 since becoming a dive professional in 2008.
Store Manager, Springfield
Open Water Diver Instructor
As a level 5 diver, I enjoy helping teach students about the awesome sport of diving. Diventures is the reason I am a dive professional, have developed skills and gained experience diving. I love being able to share what I learn with our customers.
Store Manager, North Liberty
Ryan grew up spending a lot of time on the water and water activities have always been a favorite hobby of his!
Travel Program Director
Megan fell in love with the underwater world the first time she went diving and she loves helping people discover it’s beauty. As a level 5 diver, she appreciates her career focused on her passion for diving and the water. And she is always excited to talk about diving and traveling.
I found my love for travel when I moved abroad to New Zealand when I was in college. I have since traveled all over and I am so excited to help our clients experience everything this world has to offer! I’m thrilled to be part of the team here at Diventures!
Open Water Diver Instructor
Erin was a competitive swimmer growing up and has always had a love for the water. Her background in retail and her experience as a level 5 diver make her a valuable resource for our customers. Erin’s favorite thing to do is help others become passionate about the underwater world.
Katy received her Junior Open Water Diver certification in 2002 and has been doing her best to explore the other 70% of our planet ever since. She joined Diventures in 2010, is a level 7 diver, and has logged over 300 dives in locations around the world. She has a wealth of knowledge concerning dive equipment, international travel, and most things scuba.
Alyssa is happiest underwater. She is a mermaid, level 3 scuba diver, fitness instructor, and a SSI Swim Teacher Trainer Certifier. Alyssa was a competitive swimmer for 10 years and has been working with children since 2009. Alyssa’s goal is to brighten lives by improving health, building confidence, and teaching new skills.
Dave’s passion for scuba started before he turned ten while doing Try Scubas in the backyard pool with his dad. His passion for the ocean and outdoor activities has only grown since. A Level 5 diver and self-proclaimed 80/80/80 diver; 80-degree water temperature, 80-foot water visibility, and 80-degree air temperature, Dave’s favorite place to dive (so far) is Grand Turk but he continues to explore the Caribbean as well as other international destinations.
Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer
Christine grew up spending summers at the pool and at the lake. She’s a frequent traveler and has been on dive trips around the world. She received her scuba certification in 2017 and is a level 5 diver. She enjoys helping people discover the beauty of the underwater world and experience life-changing travel adventures.
With a desire for travel and summer days at the lake, Molly brings her passion for creativity to our marketing team. When she’s not with her Diventures team, you’ll find Molly planning her next grand adventure and crafting DIY projects.