Central Coast Dive Center Assistant Instructors

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Michelle Taylor, Assistant Instructor

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Favorite Place to Dive: My favorite place to dive is Pensacola, the “Oriskany” wreck, and I recently discovered that North Carolina is also my favorite – I will be making many trips there in the future to see the wrecks! I love to dive shipwrecks and caverns, some day I hope to add cave diving and tech diving to my specialties.

Favorite Class to Teach: I enjoy doing scuba reviews, discover scuba and have a blast with the “Bubblemaker” birthday parties. I recently taught a PADI Seal team class and had a great time with it as well.

Favorite Specialty: My favorite specialty is deep dive – this is where I can explore many shipwrecks!

PADI Professional Ratings: Assistant Instructor, Divemaster, (Master Scuba Diver certification pending!)

Specialty Ratings: Underwater Navigation Specialty, Digital Underwater Photography Specialty, Dry Suit Specialty, Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty, Deep Dive Specialty, Emergency First Responder, Enriched Air Diver (Nitrox)

Jeff WestAssistant Instructor

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Jeff has been diving since 2000 – his dive trips range from the Caribbean, the Atlantic, the Florida Keys as well as local quarries. While Jeff enjoys all types of diving, his favorites are wreck and drift diving. He particularly enjoys introducing people to the world of diving through Discover Scuba and Open Water certs.

Favorite Place to Dive: Cozumel – Lots of beautiful dives and such a variety of wildlife. The drift dives along the wall were amazing. Everyone I met there, from the dive operators to resort staff, were all very friendly and welcoming. My first ever ocean diving was Cozumel in 2002!

Favorite Class to Teach: Open Water – I love introducing people to diving through Open Water, especially during the first night of class. Everyone remembers their first scuba experience!

Favorite Specialty: Underwater Navigator – It always helps to know where you’re going!

PADI Professional Ratings: Assistant Instructor, Divemaster, DSD Leader

Specialty Ratings: Master Scuba Diver, Drift, DPV, Boat, Underwater Navigator, Enriched Air Diver, Dry Suit, EFR

Randy PetersAssistant Instructor

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Favorite Place to Dive: Locally, I like to dive at Gilboa Quarry due to the depth and the variety of underwater attractions like the Sikorsky helicopter, the Grumman Gulf Stream airplane, and various vehicles that have been purpose-sunk to make the dive site more interesting. It’s also a great place for classes with training platforms at various depths. Outside of Ohio, my favorite place to dive is the Bahamas, on the BlackBeard Liveaboard. Central Coast offers this trip and I enjoy the wide variety of dives (deep, drift, shallow…) and all of the different types of fish to see there.

Favorite Class to Teach: My favorite class to teach is Open Water, because I like to work with new divers and introduce them to diving.

Favorite Specialty: Diver Propulsion Vehicle. A DPV is an underwater scooter that carries you through the water. It’s like riding an underwater motorcycle!

PADI Professional Ratings: Divemaster, Assistant Instructor

Specialty Ratings: EFR Instructor, Rescue Diver, Enriched Air Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver, Equipment Specialist, Diver Propulsion Vehicle, Dry Suit Diver, Digital Underwater Photographer

Scott Farwick, Assistant Instructor

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Scott began experiencing the world of diving in 2007, thanks to Central Coast Dive Center and its wonderful staff. Since 2007, Scott just can’t get enough diving and training in. He has been all over the Caribbean with CCDC and when he isn’t on a trip, he loves diving at the Newport Aquarium and taking care of all his fish friends, as well, as the manatees at the Cincinnati Zoo. Scott enjoys assisting new divers and watching their eyes light up as they progress through Open Water courses and experience the wonderful world of Scuba diving.

PADI Instructor Ratings: Assistant Instructor

Specialty Ratings: TBD

Debbie Quinn, Assistant Instructor

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Debbie has been diving since 2004 and became an Assistant Instructor in 2008. She can be usually found with a camera and strobe snapping photos from Belize to Roatan to the Riviera Maya, but Cozumel and Belize are her favorites. Debbie loves to dive and enjoys teaching open water and rescue.

PADI Instructor Ratings: Assistant Instructor

Specialty Ratings: TBD

Chad Seligman, Assistant Instructor

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Loves to dive!

PADI Instructor Ratings: Assistant Instructor

Specialty Ratings: TBD

Tonia Spille, Assistant Instructor

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Tonia loves to dive!

PADI Instructor Ratings: Assistant Instructor

Specialty Ratings: TBD

Barry Franz, Assistant Instructor

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Barry loves to dive!

PADI Instructor Ratings: Assistant Instructor

Specialty Ratings: TBD

Dave Freeman, Assistant Instructor

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Dave loves to dive!

PADI Instructor Ratings: Assistant Instructor

Specialty Ratings: TBD

Mike McCann, Assistant Instructor

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Mike loves to dive!

PADI Instructor Ratings: Assistant Instructor

Specialty Ratings: TBD

Tyrone Sweigert, Assistant Instructor

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Tyrone loves to dive!

PADI Instructor Ratings: Assistant Instructor

Specialty Ratings: TBD