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.
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 MASTER Instructor, FREEDIVER Instructor, EFR Instructor, RTO Instructor, Coxswain and Certified Service Technician
Stuart Tempest-Jessop 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!
Lockie has come back to Coffs to join our team after teaching in Cairns. Starting with Jetty Dive from the Open Water Course, he has gained valuable experience up on the reef, but loves the variety of the Solitary Islands and Jetty Dive. Lockie is also a qualified and competent coxswain.
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Instructor and Skipper!
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!
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.
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
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!
Completing his Open Water at age 16, Josh kept leveling up his certifications whilst he waited to turn 18 to begin his Divemasters. Now a certified Instructor, his knowledge of the sites of the Islands will guide you to a great dive!
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Studying to be a Marine Scientist, Alicia has a keen interest in Marine Life especially Marine Mammals, and a great understanding of the local environment. She studied her Divemasters in her “spare time”, and now joins us leading dives and educating our customers on our Whale Watching Trips!