Michelle Taylor, Assistant Instructor
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!
Jeff West, Assistant Instructor
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!
Randy Peters, Assistant Instructor
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!