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Staff

Jason B.

Jason B.

Owner Operator

Roxane B.

Roxane B.

Chaos Coordinator of epic proportions

Charlotte G.

Charlotte G.

From a very young age Charlotte has had an affinity for being in the water. She first considered SCUBA diving in college but was deterred by the initial financial investment required. After putting off it for nearly 10 years she finally dove in and earned her basic open water certification from SDC in Oct 2018. Since then, she has been consuming as much information as she can to become a more knowledgeable and skilled diver. Charlotte began working with Sound Dive as a Sales Associate in 2021, and is currently Director of Customer Engagement. She is an active DiveMaster candidate, and aspires to become an Instructor.  

"Scuba diving has changed my life. Full stop. I have to actively remind myself to not dwell on the decade of missed diving opportunities and enjoy every chance I have now to be breathing underwater! It is so exciting to explore the world beneath the surface. For me, any dive is a great dive if I get to dive with a jellyfish. I am also very fond of wolf eels, as they are the curmudgeons of the sea, and the Giant Plumose Anemone that we have here in the Pacific North West. Plus the ethereal frosted nudibranchs, and of course the Giant Pacific Octopus! You have to come diving with us and see it all for yourself."

Mike Waymire

Mike Waymire

DiveMaster

Mike W. taught at the elementary level for 33 years and is newly retired. He has been scuba diving for over 30 years, having spent most of that time exploring the waters here in the Puget Sound. Some of his top local boat dives are Pulali West Wall and the Pinnacle, and two of his favorite shore dives are the Sund Rock Marine Preserve and Salt Creek State Park.

He is a proud grandpa of 3 adorable kiddos, which he says brings him even more joy than the best dive days. His side hobbies include playing guitar and reading. He is a diehard fan of the Beatles and Bob Dylan, and two of his favorite authors are Cormac McCarthy and Margaret Atwood.

Lyle P.

Lyle P.

Certified MR. Fix It with nearly 4 decades of SCUBA expertise.

He has seen it all, and he can fix it all.

- Trained and Certified in all major brands
- Regulator Specialist
- USCG Boat Captain Certified
- Grandfather Extraordinaire

Oscar J.

Oscar J.

Does all the things.

Mike M.

Mike M.

Mike's first Scuba certification was in 1982 in the midwest and has been diving constantly since, in almost all conditions and climates ever since, only missing about 12 years when he first arrived in the Pacific NW and gradually progressing to an Instructor (NAUI 56440) . Mike served as a US Navy Hospital Corpsman, with most of that career spent with the Marines. He has been in the Emergency Services (Medical, Fire Fighter, Law Enforcement) in some form since 1985 across the US and a few other countries.  Mike’s favorite classes to teach are Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diving. When Mike is not teaching, he can be found doing woodworking, boating, camping and of course Scuba Diving.

Randy E.

Randy E.

Randy has been diving since 1977, became a NAUI Dive instructor (60589) in 2019 and an Instructor Trainer in 2021. He teaches all levels of courses from Basic Open Water diving through Advanced Divemaster and Instructor certification. His favorite part of instructing is helping divers develop into leadership roles.  When Randy is not sharing his love of Scuba Diving with his students he can be found working as a Firefighter/Paramedic withTacoma Fire Department. For his recreational downtime or we should say Adventure time Randy follows his passion for Scuba diving, Martial Arts, Mountain Rescue and Water Sports.

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