Jetty Dive Team
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
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”
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 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 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 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 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!
Stuart Tempest-Jessop – “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 Coxswain!
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.
Mini has joined us from Japan to do some instructing work while in Australia! Recently certified as a Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Mini loves her Nudis and fish ID!
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Boat Skipper “Steve”
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
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!
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!
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.
Elusive and seasonal, Nathan makes his way up to Coffs for the Christmas and summer period. Known for rare and mysterious sightings, Nathan is a fan of Nudibranches and diving deep.
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!