The Jetty Dive Team is made up of a passionate and fun loving group of Divers – Instructors, Coxswains and Divemasters.
Meet the Jetty Dive Shop Staff
With a wealth of dive experience from around the world, we strive to provide Information and a level of service that is second to none. We are proud to be a Complete Dive Centre offering Online Gear Sales, Phone and Shop Sales, PADI 5 Star Dive Centre Dive training and Dive Charter Trips to the Magnificent Solitary Islands Marine Park.
Jack of all trades Mike Davey
Before moving to Coffs in 1996, Mike owned a Dive Charter business in Kingston, South Australia. So passionate about the sport, he even purchased, planned, and sank his own wreck, to create an artificial reef just off the coast.
A committed member of Coffs Coast community, Mike has enjoyed introducing the “other 70% of the planet” to 1000’s of divers during his career. Mike is passionate about the endangered Grey Nurse Shark, his Tech diving and now trying his hand at Videography.
PADI Master Instructor, Tech Instructor, EFR Instructor, DAN Instructor, RTO Instructor, Certified Service Technician, Master IV skipper, co-owner.
Diver Deb Davey aka “The Boss”
The crew all love Deb (and it’s not just because she pays our wages!). Deb is our diving fashion icon – that is assuming purple is fashion – when not busy making all those behind the scenes things happen which keep the Dive Centre humming along, or helping you with your selections from the shop, she does manage to still get the odd dive in at the islands. Oh, and she is also responsible for the all important Catering on the boat – just yet another reason she is so popular!
Master Scuba Diver, Financial Controller, and queen of all things purple in diving, co-owner.
Lindsay joined the team from across the Tasman. Now a Major member of the team, you will find him a very helpful and a fun Instructor. Has a keen passion for diving and loves his Underwater Photography. Lindsay has moved to Coffs with his wife Sarah, and loves the warm diving of the Solitary Islands
PADI IDC Staff Instructor, EFR Instructor, RTO Instructor, Coxswain and Certified Service Technician
Andy Benson aka “Benno”
He is Back!. Andy is a guy who would always be prepared to do anything to help! Very keen on his diving, and has a natural urge to help people.. makings of a good Instructor! Veteran of the Philippines, Coolidge in Vanuatu and Solomons trips, just happy to mix in with the action.
Having all the skills of an all rounder, it is good to see Andrew”s back.
PADI IDC Staff Instructor! EFR Instructor , RTO Instructor, Coxswain, Certified Service Technician and really into his diving!…
Stuart Little aka “Stuey”
Stuey has joined the team after a long time diving with mates. Has an accent from the Motherland, but don’t hold that against him, he is not a bad bloke! Having a wealth of experience at the North Solitary Islands with his mates, Stuey has made diving his career. Now he is a PADI Scuba Instructor and loving his work!
PADI Instructor and Skipper!
Jetty Dive Boat team
With a wealth of dive experience from around the world, we strive to provide a level of comfort, enjoyment and service that is second to none. But don’t forget to bring a smile and sense of humour!
And where would we be without those all important pool of part-time and weekend staff who are there to guarantee YOU make the most of your dive experience with us.
Vicky aka “Vic”
After spending 7 years working for us, Vicky left the area in pursuit of something different. After a few years away she has returned to the area and back leading dives with us. Having a wealth of knowledge about the local area, we are happy to see Vicky back and enjoy the Solitary Islands again.
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Bryce aka “Bruce”
Bryce has joined the Dive Instructor team after a long time coming through the ranks. Bryce has a longing desire to do every dive trip we run to the Solitary Islands, so it is most likely you will see him on the boat. Now he has a camera, his hopes are to photograph everything at the Solitary Islands.
Kate aka “Skate”
Kate has joined the Jetty Dive Team and has turned up the volume on everything. Loves her diving and gets annoyed when work and University is in its way. Has fitted in well and knows all the dive sites. You know she is around, as you can hear her from wherever you are!
PADI Divemaster and Scientific Diver!…
Lisa is back! Another one of our staff with plenty of experience at the Solitary Islands. After a few years away, Lisa is back and loving the Diving and Leading dives on our boat again.
PADI Divemaster, whenever she can!
Anyone would think Chris and Mike are brothers, not that he looks as good as Mike, but by the way they carry on! Chris is quite often seen up to his armpits in grease working in the background in the boy’s shed! Just like migratory birds, Chris and Michelle disappear for the winter to somewhere warmer to enjoy warm water diving all year round and making sure they brew their beer right!
PADI Divemaster, Master IV skipper, Cook and Bottlewasher!
Chris Yorke aka “Goose”
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water! He’s back! After a few years back home in the UK, our ol’ mate’ Goose is back to get you lost underwater! Keen to get wet as often as his Coffee Jeep will let him, get your compasses ready when he takes the lead of your dive!
PADI Instructor and Coxswain