Our Dive Staff



Steve Henrie
Dive Shop Owner / Husband Extraordinaire


Steve Henrie
Hometown:
Simi Valley, California
Favorite Food?
Any kind of Sea Food
Favorite Hangout?
Dive Shop
Favorite Divesite?
I love Diving the Channel Islands
Favorite Type of Diving?
Spearfishing / Hunting and Wreck Dives
What Was Your Best Dive?
1992 Lobster Opener off the backside of Catalina Island
What Was Your Worst Dive?
Is there such a thing?
What Is Your Dream Dive?
Grand Cayman's with my family and friends
Anything Else?
I look forward to diving with new people and making new friends.



Spencer (Spence) Hammond
Instructor


Spencer (Spence) Hammond
Hometown:
Malibu, CA
Favorite Food?
Most of my favorite foods have complex spices. And the chili is the king of spices.
Favorite Hangout?
Not sure of a favorite, but there are a number of great hangouts in California that are under 40 feet below sea level. We'll check one or two out in the next class.
Favorite Divesite?
Always the next site I'm planning to dive. Even if I've dove it before, the dynamic marine world always shows you something different and often something surprising.
Favorite Type of Diving?
Probably wreck diving, no maybe night diving. We'll scooter diving is wild--and UW photography lets you bring back a view of what you've seen and done
What Was Your Best Dive?
How about the best two? Sanctuary at Balicasag Island, R.P. July 2005. Akitsushima (a seaplane tender, sunk in the Battle of Coron Bay, 23 or 24 September 1944), Coron Bay, Palawan, R.P., dove June 2008.
What Was Your Worst Dive?
Got pretty beat up by the surf on a beach dive once. Learned to respect the surf.
What Is Your Dream Dive?
How about two spots-North Sulawesi, Indonesia; Truk Lagoon, Micronesia.
Anything Else?
When you face obstacles, the best revenge is to eat better, dive more, and outlive the heck out of everyone else...



Mary Anne Godfrey-Jones
Open Water Through Divemaster Scuba Instructor


Mary Anne Godfrey-Jones
Hometown:
Bakersfield
Favorite Food?
Seafood
Favorite Hangout?
"MY GYM"
Favorite Divesite?
Coco's Island
Favorite Type of Diving?
Warm water
What Was Your Best Dive?
Every dive is a great dive
What Was Your Worst Dive?
No visibility
What Is Your Dream Dive?
Raja Ampat
Anything Else?
If you are afraid to try diving, you should dive with me!



Don Parnell
Instructor


Don Parnell
Hometown:
Bakersfield
Favorite Food?
Fresh Scallops, no more than 5 minutes out of the water
Favorite Hangout?
Dive Shop
Favorite Divesite?
San Miguel Island
Favorite Type of Diving?
Spear Fishing/Hunting
What Was Your Best Dive?
1992 Lobster Opener off the backside of Catalina Island
What Was Your Worst Dive?
Any dive is a good one
What Is Your Dream Dive?
Greece
Anything Else?
I look forward to diving with new people and making new friends.



"Escape to a different world. Scuba takes you to a different world with new colors, shapes, textures and creatures – a world where the roles you play – husband, wife, mother, father, friend – take on a new dimension. Become a scuba diver and escape to a peaceful place to renew your energy and excite your senses."

"Explore new places. Scuba diving frees you to explore the underwater world – from historic shipwrecks and pristine reefs to the mysteries of your local quarry. Become a scuba diver and explore what you’ve been missing."

"Experience a connection with nature; a feeling of freedom, and a transformation. Diving connects you with nature. It immerses you in new sensations and experiences. It transforms your perception of life forever. Become a diver and transform yourself."