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Dave Garden
Instructor

Director of Training and Travel

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Dave learned to Scuba dive at Divers Paradise and quickly worked his way up through Divemaster.Because of his love for diving he went on to become an Instructor. His passion for diving led him to invest in the store in 2013 when there was an ownership change.


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Rick Fast
Store Mgr. &
Master Service Technician

Rick has been certified since 1989. He is a Master Scuba Diver with PADI and also holds NAUI and CMAS certifications. He has been with Divers Paradise since 1991. He managed a second shop location for a few years before leaving to go work for the Feds. He is currently back as their Store Manager and Master Service Tech having performed equipment servicing for over 26 years. He holds multiple factory certifications including Mares, Cressi, Oceanic, Aeris, Hollis, Zeagle, Atomic Aquatics, Dacor, and TUSA.
Rick has been diving throughout Texas, the FL. Keys, and the Bahamas with his most recent trip to the Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary.

 

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Martin Bryant
Service Technician &
Divemaster
Martin is a Master Scuba Diver with PADI and NAUI and a Divemaster. He looks forward to all things Tech and becoming our first Tech instructor.His background includes Spacesuit Life Support maintenance at NASA which carried him over easily into SCUBA life support maintenance where he has certifications with Cressi, Atomic, and Zeagle. He enjoys volunteering as a safety diver for the local boat races and is currently a Commercial Diver.

 

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John McGrath
Divemaster
John is a former diver with NASA at the NBL Astronaut training center having logged extensive hours underwater supporting our Nations Space Program. He is our resident Crawfish cooking expert and cooks for our Annual Crawfish party. He is also a proud U.S. Marine alum.

 

 

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Ray Miessler
Divemaster
Ray is a Divemaster and a Master Scuba Diver with PADI and NAUI as well as a commercial diver. He has been diving around the world while he served in the U.S. Navy. He has been diving in Italy, Malta, Crete, Israel, the Seychelles, UAE, Gibraltar, and Djibouti.

 

 

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Todd Barron
Divemaster
Toddís love of Diving has taken him through Divemaster and he enjoys sharing his passion with his wife and boys. Todd graduated from A&M Galveston with a degree in Marine Biology which led him to conservation work & extensive research on the critical habitat of juvenile Red Drums and working with Salmon fisheries bypass facilities. He has been diving in The Bahamas, Cabo, Belize, Curacao, Cozumel, Dominican Republic, Socorro Islands, and Catalina Island. He is eager to share his experiences with any that will ask.

 

 

 

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Scot Harris

Divemaster

Scot is a Divemaster and looks forward to assisting with classes, leading trips, and learning more about equipment repair. He looks forward to taking more trips and experiences that will help hone his skills.

 

 

 

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Mike Grubbs

Volunteer/DM Candidate

Mike is a regular at the shop learning as much as he can. He has already made multiple trips to the Springs in FL and dove on the Aircraft Carrier Oriskany. This dive meant more to him since he also served in the U.S. Navy. He is currently a Divemaster in training and canít wait to get more certifications for Equipment servicing as well as taking more trips. He loves to share his enthusiasm with all he meets.

 

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William Hamilton

Volunteer/DM Candidate

 

Will is a paramedic with extensive background in the world of Safety. He is also an O2 and CPR Instructor. He grew up in Cozumel and intends on returning to live there in a few years. He has been working on his Divemaster and is a great addition to our staff.

 

 

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Marc Reiter

Instructor

Marc is another one of our instructors. He has been diving for yrs and has been involved in the local dive community in various ways. He too is a proud U. S. Marine Alum. He currently teaches most of our Specialty classes as well as a few others.

 

 

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Mackenzie Yoder

Divemaster

 

Mackenzie is one of our Divemasters. She is also a student at Texas A&M Galveston. She is currently working on her 2nd Divemaster rating with us since she comes to us from another agency.

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20801 Gulf Freeway, Suite 10, Webster, Texas 77598
281-332-9982

 

 

 

 

 

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