In 2012 I left the corporate world to pursue sharing my passion of Scuba Diving! In 2017 I was selected to attend the highest level of PADI Instructor training. Being a PADI Course Director allows me to teach others how to become PADI Scuba Instructors. Live the Dream and feel excited to come to work everyday! Come see me and I'll show you how!
Rich is a retired HBG City Fire Fighter and enjoys teaching a variety of classes for West Shore Scuba. When not managing the shop he can be found working at his passion of Under Water Public Safety Diving and UW Criminal investigations. Ask Rich how you can get involved become a resource for your community!
Bitten by diving a few years ago, Randy went straight to the top of the PADI System and now enjoys supplementing our instruction at all levels including the Professional track. Randy's specialty is by far the PADI Rescue Diver Course. He brings a unique approach to this course and has upped everyones game here at the shop with his style. Ask Randy why every diver should take PADI Rescue Diver Course when you see him!
Mark is one of those few who prefers cooler waters to the Caribbean and can be found lurking in the depths of the local quarries in the summer or under ice in the winter. His passion for adventure helps his students get past their own trepidations in their SCUBA training sessions. While he does most of his training at Willows Springs, there is an occasional sighting at Dutch to accommodate the needs of his students.
Nicole (also known as Batgirl) is our remote Dive Instructor all the way from NYC. Having met Ron at her Instructor Exam, they kicked it off and she learned working with the West Shore crew is always worth the commute. She traded in her corporate video game design job for a bigger, bluer, wetter office and is now living her true dream as a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. At Dutch Springs, she can often be found taking song requests by the campfire. Ask her to sing some Beyonce!
It all started with a fascination with diving since childhood. Combine that with a trip to the Caribbean and an inseparable love for the underwater world was born. There is nothing like the magic of "flying" along under the sea with the marine life of all types. Come join us in the adventure.
"Amanda, a career globetrotter for 15+ years, had her first Scuba experience with a wild dolphin on the west coast of Ireland. Who wouldn't get hooked? Over the years she has continued to build her experience and certifications in diverse environments and now as a PADI Instructor, has dived and taught in locations such as the USA, UK, Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, India, Central America, and the Caribbean.
Although Amanda is accostomed to the tropical barefoot beach life, she is always eager for an opportunity to travel to the "Amish Caribbean" in the off season to be a part of the Westshore Scuba team. She is a bit of a sissy when it comes to diving in the cold quarry, but the crew are some of the most professional she has ever worked with and there is always something interesting going on and new to learn at Westshore Scuba. As a Yoga Instructor, it is only natural that she recognizes a profound and beneficial relationship between Yoga and Scuba Diving and has been developing and teaching a unique fusion of the two since 2014, including authoring the original PADI Yoga Diver Course, which is offered at Westshore Scuba every summer."
Dr. terry Zebulske
I have always loved the water and filled many days with swimming and snorkeling. But it was on a trip to Roatan with my son that first opened my eyes to the wonderful world of scuba. I will never forgot my first dive in the ocean, the warm, salty, clear blue water, filled with marine life and coral. Diving in God’s beautiful sea changed me forever. Now I am thrilled to be able to share this amazing sport by being a scuba instructor on the crew at West Shore Scuba. I would encourage everyone to come and discover the beauty and thrill of scuba.
Chris loves sharing his passion for diving with students who need a little extra care and patience. In addition to being a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, Chris volunteers teaching people with disabilities to be adaptive divers through his association with Diveheart.org. He’s fluent in American Sign Language and can adjust instruction to just about any need.
Nasir got introduced to Scuba by his kids and the Boy Scouts of America. His passion for Scuba grew as he watched the boys get excited for the first time seeing a shark, an eel or a turtle live under the ocean. He wanted others to have the same experience so he became a Scuba instructor. Besides being a full-time engineer and a leader in Boy Scouts he has helped many people enter the elite world of Scuba diving.
As an AI with West Shore Scuba Scotty brings the highest level of devotion and patience to help anyone who may need a little more time while working on their Scuba skills. He is an expert at adding just the right touch to help our divers achieve their goals. Construction by day and Scuba by night, Scotty can build anything; including your confidence in the water!
My brother had me try his SCUBA gear back in 2012 in a pool and I instantly fell in love. For the first time I experienced the ability to stay underwater longer and check things out w/o having to return to the surface for air. It was awesome.
Six months later I obtained my first Open Water certification and couldn't wait to learn more. I have since worked my way up through dive-master. I'm comfortable at this level of certification and thoroughly enjoy helping our instructors by keeping an eye out on students not going through their skill sets, helping students to practice skills they are having difficulty with, and acting as a sounding board for people looking for hints on gear setup and streamlining.
Hard to believe it’s been almost five full years. Come see West Shore Scuba for your SCUBA certification and sign up for some dive trips with us. You won’t be disappointed!
Sid has been diving for nearly 6 years and has demonstrated an exceptional understanding of dive theory and skills. Although Sid works as a Software Engineer his true passion is diving and helping others. Sid is almost completed the PADI Divemaster training and will soon be joining the ranks of our other PADI professionals.
'I started diving about a year and half ago, and fell in love with being underwater and exploring the unique beauty that it holds. Working with the Westshore dive family has been a fantastic experience, where the dive education is comprehensive and a ton of fun. I have found a place where I can not only feed my love of scuba, but work with great friends too!'
“I started diving a few years ago, and love seeing a whole other world, just beneath the waves. I take any opportunity I get to learn something new about undersea life or the mechanics of getting there; West Shore Scuba provides top notch education for all levels of diving, with a crew that makes it fun. In 2017, I started working towards my Dive Master certification, so I can help other learn something new. “
I have always had an interest in diving and finally got certified a few year ago. As a small business owner, I encounter a lot of stress and diving definitely helps relieve the stress. I enjoy training with West Shore Scuba to expand my diving Knowledge and Skills.
"I'm one of the lucky few that gets to dive for work with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. It's not always pretty and the destinations are not what you might expect, but having the honor of protecting our aquatic resources is amazing! You cannot step twice into the same water, so there's always something new to see and learn with diving. That's why I love it!"
I started diving almost 2 years ago. Since then I've obtained the Master Scuba Diver certification. I work at the West Shore Scuba Shop as a Retail Associate. The best thing about working at West Shore Scuba is meeting alot of fellow scuba divers and hearing about their dive experiences
As a Gear Technician with West Shore Scuba, Joe has been repairing, servicing and maintaining Scuba Gear since 2004. Joe is certified by the following vendors and knows their gear extensively: Aqualung, Apex, Mares, Dive Rite, Zeagle, Tusa, Sherwood, Ocean Reef and OTS. Call the shop with any of your gear problems and Joe is the guy that can get you sorted out and back in the water in no time!