Meet the Jetty Dive Shop Staff

The Jetty Dive Team is made up of a passionate and fun loving group of Divers – Instructors, Coxswains and Divemasters.

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.

Mike Davey -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 – “The Boss”

Debbie Davey

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.

Tara Davey – “Self-Appointed CEO”

Tara on Mega Wild, with a grin on her face

Tara has come into the Family business as the young one with all the Social Media answers! Having a history of Retail business, Tara is proving a real asset in the office systems and management of our online and social media services! Always a friendly smile, Tara is happy to help wherever she is needed and as she is not an Instructor, happy to look after the shop operations!

PADI Dive Master in Training, Office Assistant Manager, and Social Media Manager!

Lindsay Devery aka “Kiwi”

Lindsay joined the team from across the Tasman. Now our head instructor, 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 along with spending time with his wife and kids!

PADI MASTER Instructor, FREEDIVER Instructor, EFR Instructor, RTO Instructor, Coxswain and Certified Service Technician

Andrew – “Benno”

Andrew Benson

Andrew has come back to join our team after a break away from diving. Starting with Jetty Dive years ago Andrew has all the skills to be a great team member He is back after missing his diving and you will see him both on the boats teaching or driving and in the shop with helpful advice and servicing Scuba equipment. Andrew is also a qualified and competent Master V skipper.

PADI  Master Scuba Diver Trainer Instructor  and  Coxswain!

Teagan – Teegs

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Instructor Teagan

After converting her SSI Instructor rating to PADI, Teagan joined the team at Jetty Dive as an Open Water Scuba Instructor! Teagan’s bubbly nature brings fun to all she teaches! Plus, Teagan brings another accent to the team, hailing all the way from Chicago in the US!

PADI  Instructor 

Jetty Dive Instruction and 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 the all important pool of part-time and weekend staff who are there to guarantee YOU make the most of your dive experience with us.

Bryce – “Bruce”

Bryce has worked with us in the past, thus having great knowledge of the Solitary Islands! Focusing on studies, he’s joining us on dives occasionally to continue his passion for the water!

PADI Instructor

Boat Skipper “Steve”
steve rayson

Whenever he gets the chance, Steve is out with us manning the boats while we dive! A qualified Coxswain Skipper, Steve enjoys driving the boats and deliberately became a  PADI Self Reliant Diver  to get underwater when the Instructor/Coxswain crew are back onboard during the break!

PADI Self Reliant Diver and Coxswain


Rosie is one of our FIFO Divemasters! Living in Melborne, Rosie did her Scientific Diver Course with us before moving on to Divemaster! Passionate about ocean conservation, Rosie’s bubbly approach to diving is contageous!

PADI Divemaster

Tara B

Tara chipped away at her Divemaster’s and has made it! Jumping in for some leads in between travels and her full time work, Tara’s a big fan of sharks and just being in the water.

PADI Divemaster

Nathan – “Frippo”

Elusive and seasonal, Nathan makes his way up to Coffs for the Christmas and summer period.  An expert in all things obscure and uncommon, both in his sense of humour and underwater sightings, Nathan is is a fan of Nudibranches and deep dives.

PADI Instructor


Another student who started at Open Water with us, Heidi joined us on all of her courses, – and overseas trips – and fit right in with the team. She’s completed her Divemasters and leads dives with patience and passion, showing her creative flair with her videography during the dives she leads! Catch Heidi leading dives on the weekends!

PADI Divemaster

Where to find us.


Jetty Dive Centre Dive Shop is at 398 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450. This is where you begin your experiences with us! All Scuba Dives and Snorkelling must check-in before moving to departure point.


All our boats leave from the Public floating pontoon wharf opposite the “Attitude Burgers “ building.

Jetty dive google maps with markers for priority locations