Brent comes to us from the cold waters of Michigan. He is a dry suit, quarry diver with almost 25 years of diving under his belt, it is no surprise that he is our Super Specialty Instructor! Name it and chances are he can teach it and teach it well!
Brent's fascination of diving came from watching James Bond movies. Before becoming a diver, he read his open water manual twice and went through two discover scuba classes just to absorb all the information. In 1997, he took the giant stride to become a diver and has been hooked ever since.
In 2006, Brent became an instructor so he can ignite other's passion of the underwater world. What he love now about diving is sharing the scuba experience with others, whether they are new divers or well seasoned divers.
Kyle’s love for diving began at a very early age. Some of his earliest memories were sitting on his Grandparent’s living room floor and watching his Grandfather’s dive videos after every trip he took. At around 12 years old, he took his first breaths on SCUBA. After quite some time after that, he finally became Open Water Certified and eventually worked his way up to Instructor. He is currently advancing as a Tech Diver. He loves local diving as well as abroad. He also loves backpacking, woodworking, lutherie, and being a trophy husband.
Where there is water, there is Jesse! As an avid watersport junkie, Jesse has spent many summers in Indiana lakes, quarries, and rivers. Jesse started his scuba journey by taking an open water class before traveling to the ABC Islands. He quickly fell in love with scuba diving, and after continuing his education, he took the plunge and began his training to be a certified instructor. Jesse's experience before Outer Reef has primarily been with youth and families. Hosting youth programs for children 8-12 years old and certifying Jr. Open Water students at age ten has made him a patient and playful instructor. His careful approach to teaching makes both youth and adults feel safe under his instruction. Jesse's goal is to eventually retire from his "grown-up" job and travel the world with his wife teaching scuba together.
Amber started her scuba journey as most do, with a lot of excitement and a dash of uncertainty. While it wasn't on her bucket list, she couldn't imagine life without scuba diving. She fell in love with the feeling of weightlessness, the calmness, and the splendor of the underwater world. Appreciating the little things in life, she enjoys macro diving and trying to spot the tiniest critters that call the ocean home. Even underwater, you can hear Amber squeal in delight when she finds a cleaning station or other example of symbiotic relationships. She is now sharing her love of marine ecology with others by assisting instructors in youth programs and certification classes.