Resident Trimix KISS Rebreather, Cave and Sidemount Diver
Henry started diving in Winter of 2004 and the diving bug took a firm hold. He quickly progressed from open water to cave diver before finally moving on to rebreather diving.
His favorite dives are in the caves of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Between cave trips, he can be found dipping his fins in to Whytecliff Park and other popular local sites.
Henry is also owner of The Edge Climbing Centre. When he is not diving, he can be found teaching climbing classes.
Additional Certifications: PADI Tec Trimix Gas Blender and Service Technician for most Major Brands.
PADI Course DirectorMike has been scuba diving since 1998 and quickly became addicted to the sport becoming a Divemaster in 1999, an Instructor in 2003 and Course Director in 2010.
Before joining The Edge Diving Centre he worked at the Vancouver Aquarium as an Aquarist, Animal Care Staff and Assistant Diving Officer. Mike is actively involved in many community and international marine conservation activities, such as REEF Environmental Education Foundation and Earthwatch: WWII Wrecks of Truk Lagoon.
Mike is the Assistant Dive Safety Officer for the Pavilion Lake Research Project led by UBC, Canadian Space Agency and NASA.
Mike enjoys photography, exploring with his rebreather and is an avid naturalist.
Additional Certifications: EFR Instructor Trainer, PADI Specialty Instructor Trainer, PADI Tec Trimix Gas Blender Instructor Trainer, DAN Instructor Trainer, REEF Instructor/Examiner and KISS GEM and Sport Rebreather Diver. Service Technican for Oceanic, Hollis, Aeris, Zeagle and Scubapro.
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
Amy began diving in early 2012 during a visit to her home country of South Africa. Ten Seconds into her first open water dive she knew that she belonged below the surface. Exploring Thailand's waters on her way back to Vancouver, she sealed her fate as a diver and couldn't wait to start exploring the emerald seas. She traded in the ropes and carabiners of the rock climbing world for a drysuit and regulator. A new diver and freshly minted Divemaster, Amy's main interests in diving are photography, the natural world and the quest for neutral buoyancy.
Additional Certifications: Tec Trimix Gas Blender, Scubapro Regulator Service Technician
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and Service Technician
Megan started diving in 2001 in the cold waters of BC and worked her way up to the Instructor level in 2007.
She has been on amazing dive trips to the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, the sealife rich waters of Hawaii, and shallow reefs and cenotes of Mexico - where she quickly realized that she too will be sucked into the realm of cave diving eventually.
Additional Certifications: PADI Tec Trimix Gas Blender, EFR Instructor and PADI Specialty Instructor.E-mail Megan
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
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.
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 until finally realizing in 2005 that he was butch enough to take on the chilly waters of BC. With a marked preference for warm water diving (like most warm-blooded species), Julian strives to travel to at least one new tropical destination each year. He already has Hawaii, Saba, Roatan, St Lucia, Sea of Cortez, and Bonaire featured throughout his logbook.
When not planning his next escape, Julian is easy to spot at Whytecliff by his collection of distinctive hoods. Unlike his colleagues, he's perfectly content to observe caves and wrecks from the outside and will defer his tech training until he's completely bored with everything within the first 130 feet!
Additional Certifications: EFR Instructor, PADI Specialty Instructor and ZERO G Distinctive Specialty Instructor.
Master Scuba Diver Trainer and Technical Dive Instructor
John was born in Angola, grew up in South Africa and has now called Vancouver his home for over a decade. He teaches everything from Bubblemaker to Technical Diving with a particular flair for shipwrecks, especially the deep ones!
John not only loves sharing his knowledge and experience as an instructor, but continues to train and learn new diving techniques. He is also an avid underwater photographer and videographer. John is a member of the Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia and the Underwater BC Photographic Society.
Additional Certifications: PADI Tec Instructor, PADI Sidemount and Tec Sidemount Specialty Instructor.
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Trisha has been diving since the fall of 2003. All of her dive training has been in our local BC waters. She is an instructor, and enjoys guiding new and experienced divers in our local waters. Diving off of Vancouver Island and Quadra Island are among her favourite destinations. After experiencing warm water diving in Belize in 2006, she has since traveled to Honduras, French Polynesia, Hawaii, Tiger Beach Bahamas, Grand Cayman, and the Galapagos Islands to explore the various underwater environments.
Her favourite dives are with big animals, especially sharks. Trisha has a passion for underwater photography, videography, and marine conservation efforts.
Additional Certifications: PADI Tec Trimix Gas Blender. EFR Instructor, PADI Specialty Instructor, SCUBAPRO Service Technician.E-mail Trisha
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 Scuba Diver Trainer
Wayne first discovered diving in Mexico after partaking in a Discover Scuba Diving course, and after that he was hooked. He came to The Edge Diving Centre in 2008 and got certified as an Open Water Diver. Since then he has progressed through the PADI system all the way to Trimix 65. Wayne became a Divemaster at The Edge in 2010, and an Instructor in 2011. Wayne has also completed his Full Cave certification in Tulum Mexico.
When he is not teaching a course, you can usually find him in the local waters with fellow Edge instructors Brandon Rogers, and John Nunes or with our fearless leader Henry Wang. His favorite types of diving are Wreck and Cave penatration diving.
Additional Certifications: PADI Tec 40, 45, 50 and 65 Diver, NSS-CDS/ IANTD Full Cave Diver, PADI Tec Trimix Gas Blender. EFR Instructor and PADI Specialty Instructor.
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor