You'll probably find Jerry on the bridge of O SEA D but he's been known to drive Sea Esta as well. Jerry has has a pretty colorful past. He worked in radio for many years, graduated from college with a masters degree in Counseling and Education. He has worked as a high school counselor and taught scuba classes. Born and raised in Colorado and later spent his college days in Oregon. "My philosophy is that the customer becomes a member of our extended family when they step on the boat." Jerry is a knowledgeable captain, divemaster and instructor with nearly 28 years in the diving industry. He knows his way around the water and you can rest assured that you'll have a great time with him.
Kelly has been diving since 1991. She received her certification in the frigid waters off the Oregon Coast. In September of 2001 she traded the iron man diving in 50 degree waters to come to Fort Lauderdale and work in the warm water of the Atlantic. C'mon you would do the same. She is a NAUI instructor. She is very dependable, knowledgeable and a lot fun to be around. In additions to her duties on the boat, Kelly will also be found at the many trade shows Parrot Island Scuba Adventures participates in such as Oceanfest and DEMA. She also represents our company as a member of Greater Fort Lauderdale Dive Association and the Broward County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
You never really know where you might find Kim when you come aboard. She goes wherever she is needed. O SEA D or Sea Esta are her two boats. She was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Central Florida. Kim is also responsible for shaping the minds of the 2nd grade students at Liberty Elementary. God help them! Kim is a great divemaster, excellent instructor and a very friendly and knowledgeable diver. As a spear fisherman, well.... you'll have to ask her husband who gets all of the fish! She also carries several dive accolades, PADI Master Scuba Instructor, SDI/TDI Instructor, PADI Divemaster, TDI Advanced TriMix /Ext.Range/Advanced Nitrox/Staged Decompression Diver, NSS/CDS Cave Certified.
Jonathan has been a certified diver for 30 years and has traveled to many dive destinations around the world. He works as one of our Divemasters Jonathan's certifications include NAUI Instructor, SDI Instructor, CPR/First Aid Instructor, Nitrox Instructor, U/W Photography/Video Instructor, NAUI Divemaster Trainer, NAUI and SDI Specialty Instructor, DAN Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) and DAN Diving Emergency Specialist (DES). Jonathan's love of the underwater world will make your trip a memorable one.
Bryce runs O Sea D. He will greet you on the boat, Drive the boat, serve snacks and act as our diver watch. At 7 years old, he has his sea legs and amazes all of our customers with his vocabulary and his fearless nature. If you have been on the boat before then you probably have run into Bryce. If not then you will. He'll know your name by the end of the trip and you'll want to take him home with you. Mom and Dad just might let you.