Jason

Jason has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn and dive with amazing people in awesome locations around the world.

He completed his Open Water in 2007, he moved into twins and Tec 50 not long after, enjoying wrecks and wall dives in Southeast Asia.  He changed to sidemount because of the freedom it allowed while diving and the ease of how small it packed down for travel.  While on Gili Trawanagan, Indonesia he met with the then, deepest CCR diver in the world.  A few weeks later,  he was hooked and purchased a JJCCR.  His instructor moved around the world ending up in Tulum and he followed.  With his guidance, he learned to enter into the Mexican underground and fell in love with looking at wet rocks.

Jason hopes to one day dive with wild dolphins and whales and he loves hanging out with the occasional octopus when he can find them.

So whether it’s lakes, shallow muck dives, reefs, caves, rusty old wrecks or deep technical dives, Jason is always up for a new adventure.

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Certified Location: West Hawk Lake

      Greg

      Greg got certified in 2017 at West Hawk Lake and immediately fell down the rabbit hole!

      By summer of 2018 he was a practicing Divemaster for Diver City and by 2019 had joined to DCS Zoo team, cleaning the polar bear and seal tanks at Assiniboine Park Zoo!

      Greg prefers off the beaten path dive destinations and is a lover of cold water diving! When not diving locally, you can find him diving in South Africa, in the UK or British Columbia.

      When he’s not diving, he’s probably hiking, cooking or taking pictures of bugs.

      Pro Since: 2018

      Joined Team: 2018

      Certified Location: West Hawk Lake

          Ashley

          For as long as Ashley can remember she has been fascinated with sharks, whales and all things below the surface, but never considered scuba.  Ashley ventured into the underwater world in 2019 in our local Manitoba waters and quickly became addicted. Though she has a soft spot for the warm tropical destinations, she has found a new hidden love for cold water diving in our Canadian waters.

          She enjoys teaching others and spreading the scuba-bug, so in 2022 she certified as a Divemaster and became one of the Pros. She is most commonly found at the shop helping customers and divers to be and is the mastermind behind most social media and marketing tasks. She has also joined the DCS Zoo team and never thought cleaning up poop could bring her so much joy!

          Pro Since: 2022

          Joined Team: 2020

          Certified Location: West Hawk Lake

           

              Cody

              Cody began his diving journey in 2010 but finished his certification in 2015.  Since then he has joined the Diver City team and has taken on a role in equipment servicing.  He is an avid sidemount diver and started his Divemaster training in 2020.  Cody is eager to complete the course and take the steps towards the Professional side of SCUBA!

                  Willow

                  After her open water certification Willow was hooked. She would surface from a dive wanting to learn more about scuba, working quickly to Divemaster. Ask Willow what her favourite things about scuba are; she will describe the beauty of the Canadian Shield underwater, how loud a colourful reef is in the Caribbean. She will explain how being underwater is her happy place, where the pressures of the day magically dissolves. Certified Location: West Hawk Lake

                      Dan

                      Dan has been interested in the underwater world since his youth. He finally decided to take the plunge after talking to other divers and got his PADI Open Water certification in 2010. You will find him mostly at West Hawk Lake where he loves to take other divers in his boat to explore the different dive sites on the lake. Dan was certified as a PADI Divemaster in 2018 and he is excited for this new adventure and looking forward to showing others this amazing world under the waves.

                      Certified Location: West Hawk Lake

                          Rick B

                          From the first time Rick sank into the water above Barracuda Reef just outside Playa del Carmen in 2013 he knew he was hooked. He got his Open Water Certification later that year and has now made his way up to the highest level of a recreational diver, Master Scuba Diver. Rick can often be spotted in the dive shop chatting with the local divers but most of the time you will find him on our Diver City vacations. He has been diving in the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, the wrecks in Tobermory and his wishlist continues to grow!

                           

                              Kelly

                              Kelly fell in love with diving during in his first pool session in the fall of 2010, so much so he decided to complete his open water training at West Hawk Lake with snow on the ground and an air temperature of -10 on the very last week end of November 2010. It is fitting that Kelly completed his dive master training in November 2015. Scuba diving has introduced Kelly to many extraordinary people and amazing experiences from ice diving at West Hawk Lake to fast paced drift diving in the Philippines, wreck diving in Tobermory, wall diving in Cayman Brac and Jamaica. Kelly would like encourage everyone to try scuba at least once, whether it’s the swimming pool, West Hawk Lake or some exotic location because it’s an amazing experience to breathe underwater!

                                  Shaun

                                  Shaun has always been fascinated with the marine world, he was certified as an open water diver in 2010. He continues his love for the sport by diving in West Hawk Lake, Lake Superior, abandoned open pit iron mines, the Caribbean, and other fresh water lakes. Shaun became a divemaster in 2015 and has been an active member of our team at the pool and the lake.  He is also a part of the zoo team where they clean the polar bear and seal tanks.

                                  Pro Since: 2015

                                  Joined Team: 2015

                                  Certified Location: West Hawk Lake

                                      Alex

                                      Alex has been hooked on being underwater since his first snorkeling trip in the Dominican in 2002. Since then he has traveled to many places like Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago and Antigua to name a few. He took his first breaths underwater in 2013 with Diver City and hasn’t looked back, accumulating 9 specialties and becoming a Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, and became an Instructor during Diver City’s owner and Course Director’s first ever Instructor Development Course! You can find him at West Hawk Lake most summer weekends and in the pool when not exploring exotic dive destinations in the winter months.