LEAD INSTRUCTOR – Nick Powers
Nick has been scuba diving since 1998 and became an SSI Instructor in 2017 after founding Warfighter Scuba. Nick maintains the Assistant Instructor Trainer rating with SSI and is actively working on becoming an Instructor Trainer. Over 900 logged dives and 300 certifications have been performed ranging from Open Water to Assistant Instructor.
INSTRUCTOR – Joe Hahn
Joe served as a Navy SEAL during his time in the military. During which, he learned SCUBA in detail throughout his pipeline in the Navy. Joe currently maintains his Instructor rating with Warfighter Scuba while working on his technical diving path.
INSTRUCTOR – Adam Gordon
Born and raised in Central Ohio, Adam Gordon enlisted in the Army in 2002. With 2 tours, one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan in which he was injured by direct fire, Adam was medically retired in 2008. He went on to continue to serve our nation’s Veterans spending 6 years dedicated to full time volunteer work earning the President of the United States Gold Volunteer Service Award. The last 3 years of his work have been heavily focused on getting Veterans SCUBA certified and advancing their training with the eager cooperation of Columbus SCUBA Inc and their staff in Ohio.
ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR/VIDEOGRAPHER – Dawn Powers
On top of the full time job of being a wife and mom, Dawn helps with everything from scheduling to diving while our Wounded Veterans are in town attending our programs. Dawn is also an extremely talented musician that plays at resorts on the island.
DIVEMASTER – Jeff Bryson
Jeff is a certified divemaster and a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Jeff also owns one of our affiliate dive shops (Ocean Connections). When on the island Jeff doubles as an assistant and safety diver. Jeff is our go to man in the US for networking and fundraising as well.
DIVEMASTER – Kevin Sheard
Kevin is an avid cold water diver. In his spare time he enjoys diving the shipwrecks of the Great Lakes in his home state of Michigan. Kevin has been involved with various organizations in the past helping veterans with scuba therapy and education.
INSTRUCTOR TRAINER/CERTIFIER – Andy Egan
Andy has been in the Scuba industry for 18 years. When he isn’t volunteering his time helping train our Wounded Veterans he is the Regional Manager for Central America with Scuba Schools International. Andy is our wealth of knowledge as well as an Instructor Certifier here in Roatan, we would highly recommend doing your IDC course here with us with Andy as your Certifier. He is Irish but he is still pretty cool!
INSTRUCTOR TRAINER – Oliver Pezzoli
Oliver has been an instructor for over 15 years. He also owns two of our affiliated dive shops (Infinity Divers and TGI Diving Roatan) and volunteers his time helping train our Wounded Veterans. Oliver doubles duty as a POC between us and some large Scuba organizations.
*All staff are volunteer positions.