Sail Caribbean Divers - scuba diving, watersports, equipment rentals on Tortola and Cooper Island in the British Virgin Islands

   

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THE DIVE CREW 2013

OUR QUALIFICATIONS
9 Insured PADI professionals complete our current team. 
Our PADI professionals have collectively logged many hours underwater and issued thousands of certifications worldwide.
Every member of our team is certified in CPR, First Aid and trained in Oxygen delivery in the event of an emergency.
All members participate in regular rescue skill procedure updates and reviews.
All boat captains hold current STCW/95 certification.
All crew hold BVI VHF Operator Licenses.
Our staff have lots of experience working with families, teens and younger kids!

 

 

 

 

 

MELISANDE ROWE
Dive Director
PADI MASTER INSTRUCTOR
This is one Texan who has chosen scuba fins over cowboy boots as our director and PADI Master Instructor. In the United States, Australia and the Caribbean, Melisande has helped thousands experience the exciting sport of scuba of diving. With an undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University and an MBA from Stephen F. Austin State University, Melisande began working with Sail Caribbean in 1997 developing it's teen scuba diving adventures and launching Sail Caribbean Divers in 2000. Today Melisande and Mike operate Sail Caribbean Divers providing diving, rentals and a full array of water sports to guests in the BVI. Melisande was the President of the BVI Scuba Operators Organization (BVISO)from Nov 2006-Nov 2008. In 2004 she held the position of Secretary and in 2005 she held the position of Vice President. Currently she is the Treasurer of BVISO.
MIKE ROWE
PADI COURSE DIRECTOR
Mike makes tough jobs look easy, and you can tell he loves his work without a doubt. As an active PADI Course Director since 1987, you might say that Mike is "an instructor of instructors" having certified over 850 dive professionals. Mike first brought his keen focus on customer service combined with his unique sense of humor and charisma to the company in 2000. Keeping our adult and teenage divers engaged and driven while they have fun, Mike's primary focus is on the development of the educational internship and professional level internships. After almost 30 years in the dive industry, his expertise makes him a valuable resource for Sail Caribbean Divers, as well as many other BVI organizations. Mike has had the distinct honor of sitting on the BVI Tourism Board for three years under former Premier Ralph O'Neal. He was recently reappointed to sit on the board under Premier Dr. The Honorable D. Orlando Smith, OBE. Mike continues to work hard representing the members of the Marine Industry in all BVI Tourism efforts, Mike also sits on the VISAR Board of Directors as Vice President and is also currently the Vice President of BVISO. His continued commitment to grow the industry for everyone and to be an avid spokesperson for the Marine Industry is an excellent example for us to follow.

 

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STEVE ELLEFSON (USA) -Operations Manager
PADI MASTER INSTRUCTOR -EFR Instructor -DAN O2 Provider

Teaching Since: 2006-Seattle Washington, Caribbean. Diving Since 1976

Started with Sail Caribbean Divers: Dive Master Internship Program March 2006. PADI Instructor Exam May 2006. Employed June 2006

Captain: Endeavour, Discovery, Atlantis, Explorer, J Lady

Interesting Info:Steve is our boat magician. When the boats go pop, Steve waves his magic wrench and saves the day.

NEIL DAY (ENGLAND) -Equipment Manager
PADI MASTER INSTRUCTOR - EFR Instructor

Teaching Since: 2005 - Thailand, Egypt, England, BVI

Started with Sail Caribbean Divers: Summer Program 2007. Employed January 2008

Captain: Endeavour, Discovery, Atlantis, Explorer, J Lady

Interesting Info: Neil likes rebuilding and playing with Mini Coopers and used to feed the sharks in the London Aquarium.

DALE DAKU (CANADA) -Product Manager
PADI IDC STAFF INSTRUCTOR - EFR Instructor

Teaching Since: 2005 - Malta, Canada, BVI

Started with Sail Caribbean Divers: Employed February 2008

Captain: Endeavour, Discovery, Atlantis, Explorer, J Lady

Interesting Info: Dale was known as "Tabasco" in Malta. We have yet to find out why.

KIT ARTON (ENGLAND)
PADI IDC STAFF INSTRUCTOR -EFR Instructor

Teaching Since: 2005 - UK, BVI

Started with Sail Caribbean Divers: Summer Program 2010. Employed November 2010.

Captain: Discovery, Atlantis, Explorer, J Lady

Interesting Info: Kit kint kont kin he?

LAURA LUCEY (ENGLAND)
PADI MASTER SCUBA DIVER TRAINER -EFR Instructor

Teaching Since: 2009 - UK, BVI

Started with Sail Caribbean Divers: Summer Program 2010. Employed November 2010.

Captain: Discovery, Atlantis, Explorer, J Lady

Interesting Info: Laura learned to drive a boat before she learned to drive a car...this year.

MARCUS BIRD (ENGLAND)
PADI INSTRUCTOR -EFR Instructor

Teaching Since: 2010 - Thailand,BVI

Started with Sail Caribbean Divers: Employed November 2011.

Captain: J Lady

Interesting Info: Marcus likes most sports, except football or soccer (unusual for an Englishman) Marcus is determined to dive 100+m and free dive with great white sharks.

AMIE BIRD (ENGLAND)
PADI INSTRUCTOR -EFR Instructor

Teaching Since: 2010 - Thailand, BVI

Started with Sail Caribbean Divers: Employed November 2011.

Captain: J Lady

Interesting Info: Likes portrait, landscape and underwater photography, in fact all types of photography, extremely happy when she's got a camera in her hand, and when she's exploring wrecks.

 

 

 

 

 

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