Meet the staff at the Edge Diving Center!
The Edge Diving Centre
973 Marine Drive
North Vancouver, BC V7P 1S4
M - F: 10am - 6pm
S - S: 9am - 5pm
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PADI SPECIALTY INSTRUCTOR AND TED's OWNER
Is the owner of TEDs Centre with wife Shelley Palik. Rob has been diving for over 40 years in many different environments and capacities. He started diving in Victoria, BC. back in the early 1970's as a show diver for the Undersea Gardens. It was not uncommon to find him and his fellow divers at the Gardens experimenting with "Dry Suits" off the docks at the Inner Harbour. Running full out along the dock with the suit fully inflated, looking much like the Michelen Man and jumping into the water from the top of the docks was a favorite past time between shows. Rob also spent time as a commercial diver in Victoria and Tofino. Many years past before he decided to become a dive instructor with PADI and followed his dream to Utila, Honduras. Rob has ventured into the world of technical diving and specialty instructor in a number of areas.
Specialty Instructor Ratings: Digital Underwater Photography, Emergency Oxygen Provider, Equipment Specialist, Underwater Naturalist, Enriched Air, Search and Recovery, Wreck Instructor, Tec Rec Gas Blender, EFR Instructor and Project Aware.
Distinctive Instructor Rating: Sidemount
Beautiful Oceans Instructor - Coral Reef Conservation and Formation.
Captain's Ratings: Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper and Navigation ISPA certifications.
Shelley is the owner of TEDs centre with husband Rob. She is an avid swimmer and snorkeler and has travelled extensively throughout the world visiting many exotic locations. She is also a personal development coach and when Rob said "if you can make peoples dreams come true....can you do that for me." The next thing that happens is she ends up owning a 5 Star IDC and retail establishment in North Vancouver, now called TEDs centre.....
PADI IDC Staff Instructor
Brandon first stepped in to the ocean to conquer his deep water fear in 2003. Shortly after you would have found him in the cenotes in Mexico, hyperventilating on his regulator.
By the end of 2006 he had become a PADI Assistant Instructor. Although Brandon does most of his diving in the local waters in BC, he has dove in Tulum, Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel, and New York.
Brandon has worked as a lead divemaster on the Nautilus Explorer, and was the lead safety diver on the student film, 2am.
He has fallen in love with wreck diving and overhead underwater environments. He now spends his down time diving in the Indian Arm - if you can't find him there, he is diving one of our local wrecks.
Additional Certifications:PADI Tec 40, 45, 50 and 65 Trimix Diver, PADI Tec Trimix Gas Blender, NSS Full Cave Diver, EFR Instructor and PADI Specialty Instructor, PADI Distinctive Specialty Instructor.
Divemisteris canadianum shannonia
General Description: Trained in tropical diving since 2010, though native to BC waters. Coloration varies from light pink to light-brown seasonally. Amphibious, with no adipose fin.
Diet and feeding habits: Variable. Rice, burgers and peanut butter are significant parts of her diet.
Habitat: Flourishes in water that is between 6-10°C, she is usually found near BC coast of North Vancouver, but has been known to dwell for periods in waters up to 34°C. She will venture into salt, fresh, brackish waters and swimming pools.
Distribution: Found worldwide from temperate and sub arctic waters. Frequently sighted in North Pacific Ocean, Andaman Sea and the Red Sea.
Additional Certifications: Emergency First Response Instructor, Tec Trimix Gas Blender, Scubapro Regulator Service Technician
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Cameron began diving in 2008 in preparation for a trip to Mexico. He was just going to dive once a month to keep his skills up. Two years later he successfully completed his instructor examination and spends most of his spare time at his "happy place" - The Edge.
Cameron enjoys all aspects of diving - teaching, technical diving and just diving for the fun of it. His most amazing experience was spending a week diving the wrecks in Chuuk Lagoon. For local dives, Whytecliff remains his favourite spot.
Additional Certifications: DSAT Nitrox Gas Blender, PADI Tec 40, 45 and 50 Diver and Sidemount Diver. EFR Instructor and PADI Specialty Instructor.
PADI Master Instructor
Otto started diving in 1991 in the warmer waters of Southern Africa, becoming a Divemaster in 1997 and an Instructor in 1998, before relocating to Canada in 2000.
His entire family - wife, son, and daughter - are all avid divers and whenever possible they all meet up for dive trips and vacations. Otto's favourite warm water diving has been with the whale sharks off the Mozambique coast, and the best cold water dives have been near Quadra Island. His most challenging diving has been in flooded mineshafts in South Africa.
While not diving, Otto is a Project/Engineering Manager for a precast concrete company.
Additional Certifications: PADI Tec Trimix Diver, IANTD Full Cave Diver, PADI Tec Trimix Gas Blender Instructor, EFR Instructor, PADI Specialty Instructor and DAN Instructor.
PADI IDC Staff Instructor
Julian took his first Discover Scuba Diving class in the tropical waters of Maui back in 2000. He was strictly a warm water diver for several years until finally realizing in 2005 that he was butch enough to take on the chilly waters of BC. Diving with the Edge since its first year, he completed his PADI Divemaster training through the Edge in 2007 and earned his Instructor rating in 2008.
With a genetic disposition to seek out warm water and fruity cocktails, Julian strives to travel to at least one new tropical destination each year. Julian's diving philosophy is "tecreational", applying principles of conservatism, control, streamlining and situational awareness to every recreational dive. Unlike his colleagues, the very idea of penetrating wrecks or caves creeps him out, and while he finds decompression theory fascinating, his interest in deco diving is primarily academic.
Additional Certifications: PADI Tec 40, PADI Tec Enriched Air Gas Blender, EFR Instructor, PADI Specialty Instructor, ZERO G Distinctive Specialty Instructor
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
IDC Staff Instructor