Lincoln, NE

Meet our team

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Barb Bakenhus

Customer Experience Specialist

Bio coming soon.

Phone: 402.420.6338

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Dan Stalder

Store Manager
Independent Instructor Trainer & Service Tech

Born and raised in Nebraska, with no thoughts, dreams, or bucket lists including scuba diving or the underwater world. I became a certified Open Water Scuba Diver in August 2006. My only regret is that I did not start much earlier in my life!!  I instantly had a new passion in life, and now I am blessed to have the privilege of introducing others to the incredible world of scuba diving. I have been a Scuba Store manager since February of 2012, and am currently an SSI Instructor Trainer with the Platinum Pro 1000 recognition. When I am not diving, there is still a good chance you will find me outdoors. I enjoy motorcycles, forestry, hunting, horses, campfires, antiques, cooking, and working on my acreage.

Phone: 402.420.6338
Email: [email protected]

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Jim Sheets

Independent Divemaster Instructor

Jim is a level 8 diver and has been diving since 2008. He knew he loved scuba from the first moment he took a breath off a regulator and had the realization “I’m breathing and I’m underwater!” As an SSI Instructor, Jim gets to share his passion for scuba diving with anyone willing to listen to him. He loves sharing new divers’ excitement when they first realize they are breathing underwater.

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Ken Becker

Independent Open Water Instructor

Ken has been diving since 2001 and instructing since 2008. He enjoys sharing his passion for diving with those who are curious about what it is like to breathe underwater as well as with divers of all skill levels. He wants everyone to have a fabulous underwater experience and is always excited to seek out new places to dive.

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Sean Putnam

Independent Open Water Instructor

Sean has been a scuba diver since 2010 (level 8 diver) and OW instructor since 2013 (Gold level instructor). During this time he has taught the UNL Scuba class, which has included a few hundred students. He is a certified technical diver, including full cave, trimix, decompression, wreck and closed-circuit rebreather certifications. Although Sean dives in cold, dark, and deep locations he still loves finding warm, ocean water to explore.

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