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 MASTER Instructor, FREEDIVER 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!
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 Diver and Office Assistant Manager !
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 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.
Emily has joined the Jetty Dive Team as a PADI Instructor and a RTO First Aid trainer. Really enjoying her diving at the Solitary Islands and super keen to teach anything from PADI Open Water courses to First Aid courses! Originally from USA, Em has become an Aussie and loving the Coffs Harbour lifestyle with her Hubby Rob.
PADI Instructor, RTO Trainer for First Aid to Scientific Diver!…
Rob joined the Jetty Dive Team with his wife Emily and has jumped into the Instructor role along with running the Boats. A keen underwater photographer as well, he has picked up the lay of the Land at the Solitary islands and knows all the good spots now. Has fitted in well and always keen to lend a hand to the divers onboard the boats!
PADI Instructor and Boat Skipper…
Cassie joined us after learning the ropes as a Divemaster in Bali on a holiday break! Another one of our staff with plenty of experience at the Solitary Islands. Loves all things from Grey Nurse to Nudibranchs, Cassie is real keen to help out divers aboard our boats.
PADI Divemaster and Scientific Diver !
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
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!
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!…