Adventure Sports Dive Leaders

What can we say, we have some of the best support staff in the region!  Many started diving with the shop as Open Water Scuba student and after years of refining their skills (not to mention countless hours of training) they now assist in teaching new divers.

Ron Tinker

Ron Tinker (IC4838)

He has been actively teaching for over 35 years. He holds the level of Instructor Certifier with Scuba Schools International (SSI) and Scuba Diving International (SDI). He also is an instructor for Advanced Nitrox, Dolphin Rebreathers, Solo diving through TDI. Ron stays in touch with clients through Active instruction and running dive trips. Hobbies include underwater photo, video and seafood collecting.

Joe Wolford

Joe Wolford (DM31372)

After a motorcycle accident in 2015 I was looking for another “safer” hobby to occupy my free time and a friend suggested I try scuba Diving. She suggested Adventure Sports Scuba and told me to talk with Ron Tinker. After researching shops in the area I stopped in to meet Ron. I immediately liked Ron and felt that I could learn a great deal from him. I started my Open Water course in January of 2018 with both pool and open water portions done in February. I received my Open Water and Dry Suit Certification in March of 2018. I then moved onto the Advanced Adventu8re Course in June of 2018 which sealed the deal for me that this was going to be my new passion. I have now completed Computer Nitrox, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, Deep Diver, Solo Diver, Advanced Nitrox Diver, Diving in Overhead Environments, VIP Inspector, Dive Master-SDI and I am currently working on Decompression Procedures. I enjoy working with Instructors, teaching students, and sharing my love for the underwater world. Diving has become a large part of my life, driving my family at times a bit nuts I’m sure. Thankfully my wife understands (I think) and supports my passion for diving.

Kari Miller

Kari Miller (DC58991)

Kari fell in love with SCUBA diving from moment she got certified. She started diving with her family in the Pacific Northwest and as her experience grew, so did her passion for diving. She knew after a few months that she wanted to become a Dive Control Specialist and has been thrilled to take her love for diving into the realm of teaching.  From helping new students experience the joys of the underwater world, to building friendships through social activities and dive trips, being apart of the Adventure Sports Dive Team has been more fun than she ever imagined. Come join Kari and the group for an upcoming class or dive trip! And remember… It’s not just a dive, it’s and ADVENTURE!