The Future of Diving is Here

Meet Our Team

  • Arif Jindani
    Arif Jindani
    President
  • Guy Pelland
    Guy Pelland
    Brand Ambassador
  • Ofer (Oz) Zini
    Ofer (Oz) Zini
    Divemaster
  • Emily Mclean
    Emily Mclean
    Divemaster
  • Tony Lombardi
    Tony Lombardi
    Dive Master
  • Dane Kungl
    Dane Kungl
    OWSI
  • Pei Pei Li
    Pei Pei Li
    MSDT
  • Peter Kalanderopoulos
    Peter Kalanderopoulos
    PADI IDC Staff Scuba Instructor
  • Kevin Winson
    Kevin Winson
    Dive Master
  • Greg Vaysman
    Greg Vaysman
    Course Director
  • Don Wallar
    Don Wallar
    M. Sc., Dive Master, O2 & EFR Instructor
  • Tomas Rezek
    Tomas Rezek
    OWSI
  • David Racioppa
    David Racioppa
    IDC Staff Instructor
  • In Memory of Joel Pomerantz 1955- 2018
    In Memory of Joel Pomerantz 1955- 2018
    MSDT
  • Will Perre
    Will Perre
    MSDT
  • Nadia Pellegrino
    Nadia Pellegrino
    MSDT
  • Nancy Olmsted
    Nancy Olmsted
    BHSc (PT), MSc, MSDT
  • Jim Jessiman
    Jim Jessiman
    Dive Travel Coordinator, MSDT
  • Alan Brown
    Alan Brown
    Divemaster, DAN Instructor
  • Liam Brown
    Liam Brown
    MSDT

 

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Arif Jindani
President

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Guy Pelland
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Ofer (Oz) Zini
Divemaster

Places I have been
Red Sea, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, The Mediterranean 
Favorite Dive
Cape Code Australia 
Favorite Course I took
Rescue Diver 

Emily Mclean
Divemaster

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Tony Lombardi
Dive Master

Places I have been
Diving – Curacao, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, Cozumel, Brockville, Tobermory, Humber Bay (Lake Ontario), Barrie
Non Diving – Aruba, Bahamas, St. Thomas USVI, St. Maarten, Mexico (Cancun, Mexico City, Acapulco, Xihuantaneo, Ixtapa, Puerto Escondido, Puerto Vallarta, Mayan Riviera, Tulum), Jamaica, Florida, Puerto Rico, Italy, England.

Favourite Dive
Cozumel – my first night dive – pure darkness underwater in the ocean – simply an awesome experience seeing everything come alive at night, every move of the flash light was a surprise –  huge crabs, octopus, nurse sharks sleeping, huge groups of lobsters – a strong tie with Curacao – in all of 25 seconds, I am surrounded by a giant shoal of Jackfish each about 24”-36” size swimming with a whale shark.  Oh and there was another dive in Cozumel with 3 eagle rays about 12 ft wide……well, any diving is pretty good but those are particularly memorable dives.

Favourite Course I took
Dive Master – I really enjoyed the opportunity to learn how to teach one of my favourite past times.   Learning how to teach is a very rewarding process and helping others to learn something like diving is a great experience.  

Favourite Course I teach
Anything which allows me the opportunity to share the wonders of nature and help someone learn something new about diving – or anything for that matter.

Worst dive
bad dives can be also regarded as learning experiences which teach you a lesson about diving, or something about yourself – which doesn’t necessarily mean it is bad, but “more memorable” – but if you must know about some adverse diving conditions during a dive –  feeding the fish for an hour at 60 ft in the Dominican Republic because of bad weather and huge waves – is a strong tie with swimming about 500 ft, back to the boat, upstream, in the St Lawrence River, during my Advanced in Brockville, with a free flow reg.   Yeah, those two dives were particularly memorable for less than ideal reasons.

More about me
I like long walks on the beach, sometimes I cry when I watch a sad movie, i like to write poems by the sea…oh shoot, wrong profile…..about me, right, so diving is fun and I wrestle sharks as a past time while cooking a steak and juggling axes, yeah.   That’s about right…..:)   Otherwise – Love all life, love what you do, and deliver more than you promise!

 

 

Dane Kungl
OWSI

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Pei Pei Li
MSDT

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Peter Kalanderopoulos
PADI IDC Staff Scuba Instructor

Places I have been
Costa Rica, Belize, Indonesia, Greece, St. Maarten

Favourite Dive
Wakatobi, Indonesia

Favourite Course I took
Divemaster

Favourite Course I teach
Solo/Self-Reliant

Worst dive
All dives are good that end safely.

More about me
I am retiring June 2017 and plan to dive, dive, and dive some more.

Kevin Winson
Dive Master

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Greg Vaysman
Course Director

Places I have been
North America, South America, Australia, Indonesia, Palau, Truk. Thailand, and the list goes on!

Favourite Dive
5am dive on wreck of Yongala in Australia. So much life! Unbelievable!

Favourite Course I took
Course Director Training Course in Dominican Republic. 42 of the best scuba instructors worldwide from 26 coutries – learning how to teach people to teach people to blow bubbles 🙂

Favourite Course I teach
Instructor Development Course

Worst dive
Veteran’s Reef in Florida. Most expensive dive I ever made! Ask me about it sometime 🙂

More about me
I have trouble sitting still, so my interests are quite diverse. I’m a member of Canadian Ski Patrol – keeping our skiers safe in the winter. I’m also a triathlete and compete in a number of races each year. I’ve even “escaped” from Alcatraz prizon – and yes – that involved swimming San Fransisco Bay, and then some biking and running after that :).

Don Wallar
M. Sc., Dive Master, O2 & EFR Instructor

Places I have been
Georgian Bay, Muskoka, Florida Keys, South Africa, Red Sea, Grand Cayman, Curacao

Favourite Dive
My favourite fresh water dive is the Arabia and Forest City. Best salt water dives have been in the Caribbean (the wall of the Cayman Trench and also in Curacao). I also did a research paper many years ago where we did a Hyperbaric Chamber dive to the equivalent of 190 ft. of salt water to test the effects of inert gas narcosis on sport divers. Ask me about it sometime!

Favourite Course I took
The most challenging course I took was my Rescue Diver because it really pushes you to discover new levels of confidence. My DM course at S2K was equally amazing, partly due to my awesome Instructor (hint: she loves to do handstands).

Favourite Course I teach
I love to do Refresher courses, Intro to Scuba, and Snorkelling as well. But I mostly assist on the Open Water Course and I find that to be thoroughly rewarding.

Worst dive
Innerkip Quarry looking for a mine shaft in the murk and muck…yuck.

More about me
I have been a sport diver for many years and lived several places in the world. As a scientist, I have always had an interest in the scientific aspects of diving and I love to discuss some of the finer points of the science of diving given the chance. More recently I decided to become a Divemaster, largely because I truly enjoy seeing people gain in confidence and overcome their challenges as they learn about this wonderful sport of scuba diving. I really believe in the PADI Professional’s Creed which states that as a Divemaster I have the opportunity to see: fear changed to courage, faintheartedness converted into accomplishment, timidiy transformed into confidence, and anticipation turned into passion. As a Divemaster I can: open hearts and minds to the hidden beauty of nature’s creation and our obligation to protect it, foster self-esteem in another person, teach the value of character and integrity, and transform another human being and change a life for the better and forever. My personal motto is: Since 75% of God’s creation is underwater, where do you think we should be spending our time?

Tomas Rezek
OWSI

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David Racioppa
IDC Staff Instructor

Places I have been
Aruba Antigua Barbados Cozumel Cuba Curacao Grenada Key Largo Lake Ont Jamaica Mediterranean Niagara R Ohio Red Sea St Lucia St Martin San Andres Simcoe TBay Ont Tobermory SS Marie

Favourite Dive
I love to dive around Curacao. Great diving right from shore. Many great memories diving with my family and friends in Curacao.

Favourite Course I took
Underwater Navigation. My buddy and I completed a random pattern underwater in very poor visibility and we nailed it. Great feeling of accomplishment!

Favourite Course I teach
I love teaching the Dive Master Course. It’s a challenging course to take and teach. I find it very rewarding as I always learn something new from the DM candidates.

Worst dive
Big Bay Point, Lake Simcoe in late October. It was a training dive with my son. We did not have appropriate exposure gear so we got very very cold. The dive ended early, it’s not fun being that cold. We went to our local dive shop and got the appropriate cold water gear. Did 2 dives the next day, same spot, no problem, lesson learned. My first dive instructor liked to quote Vernon Sanders Law “Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.”

More about me
Scuba diving is a passion in our family. My 5 grown children are all experienced and avid divers. The majority of our vacations and travel destinations are dive based. It’s usually eat, sleep, dive, repeat. We travel together a lot and I’m fortunate to be able enjoy the sport with my children.

In Memory of Joel Pomerantz 1955- 2018
MSDT

Places I have been
California, Fiji, Indonesia, S. Africa, Egypt, Greece, Ontario, Quebec, Caribbean

Favourite Dive
S. Africa with a 15′ Tiger Shark

Favourite Course I took
Instructor

Favourite Course I teach
Rescue

Worst dive
No such thing as a bad dive just some dives are not great.

More about me
Dive. Dive, sleap, eat DIVE

Will Perre
MSDT

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Nadia Pellegrino
MSDT

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Nancy Olmsted
BHSc (PT), MSc, MSDT

Places I have been
Indonesia, Cozumel, Roatan, Key Largo

Favourite Dive
Indonesia because of the clown fish and the dog puffer fish and the scorpion fish….so much colour. So amazing.

Favourite Course I took
Rescue course and DM course because I learned so much and were such great instructors.

Favourite Course I teach
OW and EFR so far

Worst dive
Porto Moreles when my dive buddy didn’t jump off the boat with crazy current and then I went with another group to wait for him for the shark dive. Not happy with him for not sticking together. We had to call the dive and then re-enter as a 3 buddy pair with a cranky group.

More about me
I have been diving since 2010 and it is definitely a passion of mine. I love sports and have been active all my life. I was fortunate to compete in two Olympic Games in 1984 and 1988 in the sport of Canoeing. During my athletic career, I travelled all over the world. Now, I continue to travel for my leisure pursuits including scuba diving and cycling. In order to pay for all these trips, I have to work as a Physiotherapist!

Jim Jessiman
Dive Travel Coordinator, MSDT

Places I have been
Most of the Leeward and Windward Islands, Bahamas, Caymans, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Galapogos, Hawaii, Indonesia, Fiji, Palau, Yap, Truk, Maldives, Red Sea, Mediteranian

Favourite Dive
Night Diving in Palau

Favourite Course I took
Divemaster

Favourite Course I teach
The Advanced Course. I love the way new divers improve their skills so quickly and appreciate the wonder of the underwater world

Worst dive
Canada’s Wonderland! Had to move some rocks from under the dive platform, unfortunalely the pond was 10% water and 90% goose poop!!

More about me
I am a slightly retired Insurance Agent and love to travel. My wife and I have been to 60+ countires and are looking forward to seeing more. Since 2004 most of our trips have been either Dive Travel Trips or Travel Trips with a little diving! My favorite thing to do is to teach diving at both the beginner and more advanced level and have been proud to be affiliated with SCUBA2000 as a DiveMaster and Instructor since 2010.

Alan Brown
Divemaster, DAN Instructor

Places I have been
Turkey, Arctic Circle, Europe, Great Britain, Bahamas, Caribbean, Tobermory.

Favourite Dive
The first discover dive when I surfaced just below my daugher and she saw the baby octopus in a small shell as she snorkelled above me

Favourite Course I took
Rescue Diver

Favourite Course I teach
Navigation

Worst dive
Humber bay with sliced mangos floating on either side of me topped by blueberries.

More about me
I am also a ski instructor at Horseshoe Valley Ski Resort in the winter on my weekends. I love helping people overcome fear and expand their horizons. Underwater I enjoy underwater photography and videography. I also love to fly. II have been told I love adventure. I am not sure about that, I think I just enjoy fun. I love to relax reading a book in my garden or cooking something tasty to savour with my partner.

Liam Brown
MSDT

Places I have been
Aruba, Barbados, Belize, Cozumel, Jamaica, Turks & Caicos

Favourite Dive
The Mangroves off of Caye Caulker in Belize. Lots of life, and really cool diving atmosphere. Forest City and Arabia in Tobermory and the SS Stavronikita in Barbados.

Favourite Course I took
Rescue. It’s the first foray into professional diving. It changes your diving outlook from watching out for yourself to watching out for others.

Favourite Course I teach
Advanced. It’s great to see divers move from having a basic knowledge of scuba to learning more advanced diving techniques that will help them grow as a diver.

Worst dive
Only one bad dive, and that is simply because I was terribly seasick halfway through in rough seas.

More about me
When I am not diving (i.e. work days), I work in advertising as a Strategic Planner. Diving is a passion of mine, and I consider myself lucky to be able to teach it to new people!