Lexington, KY

Meet our team

team member avatar

Beth Robinson

Independent Dive Professional

Bio coming soon.

Phone: 859.277.1234

team member avatar

Beth VanPelt

Store Manager
Independent Scuba Instructor

Beth knew she wanted to be a scuba diver when she was just four years old after seeing the diver down flags at her local lake growing up. As she got older, she didn’t know if it would ever be a possibility, but her life absolutely changed in 2017 when she met the owners of New Horizons Diving.  she took her first breath underwater at the pool she managed and she was absolutely hooked. Since then, she’s completed almost 300 dives, become an Open Water Instructor, and has made life-long bonds with her dive buddies. her favorite type of diving is anything involving sharks, wrecks, or caverns!

Phone: 859.277.1234
Email: [email protected]

team member avatar

Butch Mellot

Independent Divemaster

Butch has been diving since 2014. He started diving because he was interested in aquatics and adventure. He continued through the recreational levels of certification with an interest and desire to assist others. Butch became a Divemaster to help others and improve their skills.

Phone: 859.621.5160

team member avatar

Drew Siewert

Independent Advanced Open Water Instructor

I took my first breath underwater 8 years ago in Puerto Vallarta and was hooked. I have met the most amazing people over the years diving and have seen some crazy things underwater. I also found that it is even more exciting to teach new divers and see the excitement in their eyes after an amazing dive. I am a level 8 diver and look forward to learning more about diving and the underwater world.

Phone: 859.277.1234

team member avatar

Ethan Reynolds

Independent Assistant Instructor

Ethan has been diving since 2015. He is a level 6 diver and has been a dive pro for 5 years. As a former swimmer, lifeguard, swim instructor, and pool manager, Ethan has spent plenty of time on the water and is always looking for his next trip!

Phone: 859.277.1234

team member avatar

Jason Robinson

Independent Open Water Instructor

My first job at age 17 was at my local swimming pool, and I’ve enjoyed working around water ever since! I became a diver in 2008 and worked my way to becoming a professional in 2015. Scuba is such an important part of my life. I even proposed to my now wife at the dive shop, where she is also a dive professional.

Phone: 859.497.4596

team member avatar

Lou Hirsch

Independent Advanced Open Water Instructor

Growing up in Arizona, Lou did not get a lot of chances to dive. But when he was 14 years old he became certified at scout camp in the Florida Keys. After that, he earned more recreational certifications each year during vacations until he turned 18 and became a professional. As a professional, Lou worked as a scuba instructor in Florida and California for several years. Eventually, he earned a 50-ton Masters (Captains ) license and managed a scuba diving charter in San Diego. Lou is an SSI level 9 diver and has instructed hundreds of students since 2005 on all aspects of diving. He loves inspiring confidence and teaching students self-reliance. He enjoys confined pool classes for new divers just as much as advanced open-water training for seasoned adventurers.

Phone: 859.277.1234

team member avatar

Mitch Winchester

Customer Experience Specialist
Independent Dive Professional in Training

Mitch has been diving for 3 years after he stumbled into the world of diving because of a birthday gift from his friends. His favorite type of diving is anything involving shipwrecks and sharks! Mitch is thrilled to now be working towards his goal of being a Dive Pro and helping other people discover their scuba potential in the dive shop.

team member avatar

Nathan Parcell

Independent Open Water Diver Instructor

Nathan began his diving journey in 2012 through a scuba course at the University of Kentucky. After a bit of a hiatus, he renewed his passion for diving in 2018 through a Scuba Skills Update class with New Horizons. He began his professional journey about a year later and is now an Open Water Instructor.  His favorite type of diving is anything dark and spooky, especially the bottom of lakes and quarries. He also hopes to become a cave diver and show his students how amazing the underwater world can be.

team member avatar

Steven Jones

Independent Divemaster

I received my open water certification in 2001 and my Divemaster certification in 2007. I enjoy helping student divers, as well as certified divers, attain skills towards their scuba goals. I initially achieved my certification to dive the reservoirs in Berea, KY with my work as a water plant operator where I helped install a platform in one of the Berea college reservoirs. I’ve enjoyed diving in Florida, the coast of Panama City, Cancun, Cenotes, Bonaire, and Hawaii. I especially enjoyed the Manta Ray night dive off the big island of Hawaii.

Phone: 859.277.1234

Visit Diventures to experience our concierge service.