Independent Advanced Open Water InstructorService Technician
Bill started diving in 1985. He was certified in 1990 in Hawaii and has been teaching since 1997. His favorite places to travel are the Pacific Northwest, Caribbean, and Honduras. Bill’s passion is maintaining scuba gear so divers can get the most out of each dive.
Diving since 2015, Chris’ only regret is that he didn’t start sooner. Chris enjoys teaching, especially open water diving and night diving. His favorite dive destination is Cozumel because of the abundance of reefs. He is also an avid outdoor fan and is a registered Merit Badge Counselor for scuba diving with the Scout BSA program.
My love of diving started after my first ocean dive in 2014. Seeing the underwater creatures was amazing as well as the freedom and peace diving bathed me in. Since then I realized I enjoyed showing this passion and became an instructor. My love for diving has provided me with a great opportunity to travel the world and experience new cultures and develop new friendships.
Hola! My aquatic background spans 47+ years including competitive swimming. During my younger years, I worked as a lifeguard. Currently, I am a firefighter/paramedic, so safety is paramount. I started scuba diving in 1991 and immediately fell in love with the ocean! My goal and hope are that you will fall in love with scuba diving and the ocean. I look forward to the opportunity of joining in your aquatic journey.
I started diving in 1999 and was hooked. I became a Divemaster in 2003 and an instructor in 2004. Since then I have gathered several specialty ratings from altitude to wreck diving. In addition to teaching, I have led dive trips to many well-traveled places like the Florida Keys, Bahamas, Mona Island, Yap, and Palau. Like most dive instructors I love to dive and share these experiences with my students.
I am an SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor and a Level 9 diver with over 43 years worth of diving experience to share with you. I enjoy seeing entry-level divers conquer new skills, existing divers explore new experiences, and all divers challenged to expand their knowledge both this great sport. My most memorable recreational dive was getting my picture taken on the screw of the Spiegel Grove, which is now buried in the sand after a hurricane righted the ship. My regular job is in the IT field and sometimes involves communication towers. My other hobbies include hiking mountain trails in Colorado, traveling, and working with Amateur radio. Scuba diving enables us to expand our friendships, share common experiences, and learn from each other.
Born and raised in the twin-island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago in the Caribbean, Keone feels lucky to have grown up in paradise! It offered him a unique perspective on the beauty of nature and the oceans around him. Practically a ‘fish’ from birth, this has undoubtedly shaped his passion from an early age not only for nature and her environment but also for what would become a driving force for his passion for scuba diving. Now, an SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor based in the U.S., Keone has embarked upon a journey to share his passion with the world.
I first experienced the underwater world in 2010 and immediately was hooked. Since then I have been able to experience things that less than 1% of other people get to see. I am passionate about helping others get to have those experiences.
I started diving in the early 80s, and in those few years, I’ve learned that the phrase, “let’s get in the water” is something to live by. Bubble therapy is highly underrated. IIn my life I’ve been blessed with great health, great friends, a wonderful relationship, and the ability to share my passion with others. My dive career started in the Navy in 1985 aboard fast attack submarines. My goal at Diventures is to show “my world” to others by teaching my passion and giving each student the opportunity to make it their world too.
Pat has over 20 years of high-level retail and people management for places like JC Penny, Sears, Office Depot, and Radio Shack. He got certified as a diver in 1987 and is excited to be involved with scuba again. Pat is a huge sports fan. He loves the Chiefs and enjoys spending time on the golf course.
Steve’s love of all things underwater started in his early years as a junior diver. He grew up in the midwest which meant much of his diving took place in quarries, inland lakes, and reservoirs. Family vacations, sailing tips, and a home in the Florida Keys provided him years of opportunity to dive throughout much of the Caribbean waters. Having thousands of dives logged, Steve’s happy place is teaching and sharing his love for the water with others. After spending the past two years in Puerto Rico guiding and teaching full time, his wife and himself moved to Kansas City to be closer to the family and grandchildren. Steve is an Independent Master Diver Trainer. He takes the responsibility of instruction very seriously and wants to make sure that all students have fun learning in a safe and comfortable environment. Not on the water, Steve likes looking for new equipment, riding his bicycle, and watching the Chiefs in action.
I have been diving since 2017 and that was my first time in the ocean. I absolutely fell in love with the ocean and diving. I love interacting and being in the middle of the wildlife. Dolphins and turtles are some of my favorites! I spend my time on land with my dogs and working as an ER nurse.
My aquatic background spans 45 years including competitive swimming and over 20 years teaching at TD Scuba. I love teaching and coaching, both children and adults. I have an upbeat, enthusiastic teaching style. I love helping people accomplish their goals; seeing the fun and hard work result in lasting skills and accomplishments. I’m a committed and enthusiastic scuba instructor for both children and adults. I am a Master Diver and have been diving since 1973. I fell in love with diving on a trip to St. Croix. I have a passion for the ocean and the animals that make their home in it.
Vic is a Level 9 diver and has been diving since 1985. He first joined the sport while stationed in Okinawa, Japan with the Marine Corps. He has been involved in the assistance of the creation of new divers since then.