Meet Our Dive Team AboutDive SitesMeet Our Dive TeamFAQsPolicies Billy Ball Read Bio Expand Terrestrial Support PADI MSDT #304301 Originally certified in Koh Tao, Thailand Passionate underwater photographer - loves the tiny critters Favorite place to dive - Any muck dive in the Philippines When not diving he is usually out taking photos of birds and insects Loves gummi bears Dena Eaton Read Bio Expand Grand Poobah of Bubble Blowing PADI Master Instructor #233314 Education: Art History - SUNY; Architecture - Arizona State University Works in a Seattle based architecture firm Also, a 5-time world masters champion track cyclist and national 6 day champion and has raced in Kona Ironman world championships. Dena is a true cold water diver who prefers winter to summer and icebergs to coral. Derrick Maxie Read Bio Expand Indentured Aquatic Assistant and Clip Weight Sherpa Divemaster-In-Training A.A.S in Electronic Control Systems, Champaign, IL Eagle Scout, Farmville, VA BBQ Pitmaster with 10 years experience managing and operating restaurants Started diving with a Discover Scuba in Mexico but all certifications completed in Seattle. Lives life by the mantra "Life begins outside your comfort zone." Harrison McNeil Read Bio Expand C.O.O. (Chief Orca Officer) Divemaster / Surface Support PADI Dive Master #443508 Born and raised in inner-city Seattle Education: BA & BS: Quest University Canada Teaches and practices UX Design at General Assembly Originally certified in Port Townsend at 14 and completed his Divemaster training in Honduras Out of the water you can find Harrison cooking or in the mountains backcountry skiing and mountaineering Kaitlin Kelly Read Bio Expand C.M.O. (Chief Manta Officer) PADI Divemaster #499102 Education: BS-Biology Masters – Physician Assistant Studies Works as a Physician Assistant in Seattle Loves traveling the world and seeing diverse marine life Kate Gill Read Bio Expand Aquatic Transition Case Officer PADI MSDT #433939 Diving Journey: Originally certified at Edmonds in her teens Travelled the world diving and completed her Instructor training in Indonesia She loves diving in the Salish Sea exploring the same waters that her dad and grandpa did while wearing her Grandpa's mask. Dr. Kelly Bushnell Read Bio Expand Word Herder and SDT Literature Department Chair PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor #458657 Education: BA - UCSD, MA – Mills College, Ph.D. – University of London Teaches Environmental Humanities around the world When not teaching, writing, or speaking you can find her rowing a wooden boat around Puget Sound or underwater with Seattle Dive Tours. Macie O. Parker Read Bio Expand Head of Security and Official Land Seal Store/Beach Ambassadog and tennis ball afficionado Will allow you to believe that the O. stands for Orca, Octopus or Opalescent nudibranch, it really stands for Ophelia. Favorite thing – tennis balls Favorite Band – The J.B.’s Maddi Frye Read Bio Expand Director of Prophecy Fulfillment (Organizer of Random Thoughts & Erratic Activity) PADI MSDT #429522 Education: Marine Biology, San Diego State University Nerds out over nudis, harbor seal hugs, and pretty much anything that is alive. Madison Churchill Read Bio Expand Terrestrial and Artistic Services Divemaster-In-Training Education: B.A. Environmental Policy from Western Washington University PADI Rescue Diver Salmon Habitat Technician with Sound Salmon Solutions Why I dive: to feel more connected to the ocean and to gain a deeper understanding of marine ecology. Interests: Salish Sea kelp forests and all the biodiversity they support. I am especially interested in orcas, sharks, and other megafauna. Melissa Flaherty Read Bio Expand Chief Collaborator (Co-Owner) PADI Master Scuba Diver Education: Pharmacy Doctorate from WSU Works in the Franciscan Health System Nicole Lobodzinski Read Bio Expand Terrestrial Services PADI Divemaster #419720 Education: Environmental Studies at Wellesley Of Polish parents, born and raised in Long Beach, CA Favorite thing to see on a dive: nudibranchs and manta rays Olivia Carros Read Bio Expand C.C.O. (Chief Chimaera Officer) PADI Divemaster #510249 / Surface Support Education: B.S. in Environmental Policy from Ohio State, Master’s Degree in Public Policy from UW Loves diving shipwrecks but REALLY loves the human side of diving and seeing how people find inspiration from the sea Scott Flaherty Read Bio Expand Sponsor of Salish Sea Spirituality Co-Owner PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer #357905 Education: U.S. Army and Ball State University (Sociology) Also works in healthcare project management Shannon Benya Read Bio Expand Indentured Aquatic Assistant and Clip Weight Sherpa PADI Divemaster-in-Training Education - Bachelors of Architecture, licensed architect in WA and PA. Work - Program and Construction Manager for non-profit Construction for Change Loves traveling and her furbabies Oscar and Penny Zoe Martin Read Bio Expand C.F.O. (Chief Fish Officer) PADI Divemaster #423699 Education: Oceanography Degree from University of Washington Really, really likes turtles Testimonials "Seattle Dive Tours is what the rest of the country should model their visiting diver programs on. I've dived all over the world and nothing comes close to the service and friendship I found with Seattle Dive Tours. Excellent company, excellent people and great diving!" Bill V.