Divemasters

 

Blayne Huss

Certification: Divemaster, Discover Scuba Diving Leader, HSA Divemaster

Blayne is originally from Illinois and moved to New Mexico with his family. Blayne graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelors in Science and Art. A temporary college job in retail led to a career managing in the same store. Blayne comes to the world of diving as most do, preparing for a vacation in 2013. Read More

Once he and his wife, Jamie, began diving they were hooked and have continued to move their diving knowledge forward. Diving for Blayne is incredibly calming, leaving all the stresses of everyday life on the surface.

Dives Logged: 100+

Most Memorable Dive: Diving Cenotes in Mexico. They were truly like another world, diving through the mix of fresh and salt water while admiring the stalagmites and stalactites.

 

 

 

Scott Martin

Certification: Divemaster, Discover Scuba Diving Leader, HSA Divemaster

Scott first learned to dive in 1989 in a quarry in Virginia. An avid photographer, Scott earned degrees in filmmaking and has applied his love of the craft throughout his life ever since. He came to the healthcare field ten years ago and is in his last year of nursing school. He also works as a set medic in addition to a safety diver for film and television production. Read More

Scuba diving has provided Scott an opportunity to combine the three passions in his life, photography, healthcare, and diving. Scott completed his divemaster certification in 2017 and has no plans to stop the dive adventure.

Dives Logged: 100+

Most Memorable Dive: Diving the tunnels in Grand Cayman, diving in and out of the great wall.

 

 

Divemaster Bill StewartBill Stewart

Certification: Divemaster, Discover Scuba Diving Leader

Growing up in Michigan, Bill had plenty of access to water and snow, and he got his fair share of both.  In 1994, he became both a ski and snowboard instructor.  It was only until after Bill moved to New Mexico where a good friend suggested that diving was like big mountain snowboarding. Bill learned to dive shortly after that comparison. Bill joined the team in 2012. Read More

Dives Logged: 100+

Most Memorable Dive: Cabo Pulmo, Mexico.  There were so many fish that it blacked out all of the light.

 

Mark Chappell

Certification: Divemaster, Discover Scuba Diving Leader

Mark is a current college student at the University of New Mexico majoring in Criminology with a minor in Naval Science. He will be graduating in Spring of 2022. Mark is a commercial sUAS pilot and uses his drone for volunteer Search and Rescue. Mark loves long walks on the beach and then walking into the water, disappearing into the foam to start a good dive.

Starting when he was just 15 years old, Mark became one of The Scuba Company’s youngest divemasters and plans to continue his professional education to become a Technical Diver.

Dives Logged: 100+

Most Memorable Dive: “The Odyssey” Shipwreck in Roatan, Honduras. There were so many garden eels that the ground looked like it was covered seagrass.

 

Jo Cunningham

Certification: Divemaster, Discover Scuba Diving Leader

Jo began her dive career in 1999. She has been a PADI Dive Master since 2004 at The Scuba Company. Jo especially enjoys working with kids – of all ages! She is passionate about helping folks discover new diving experiences, both in New Mexico and in tropical paradises. Sharing her love for water is not the only love she has, she has recently also received her pilot’s license.

Dives Logged: 200+

Most Memorable Dive: “Favorite dive locations are outside the U.S. include Roatan, Curacao, Baja, Maui, and the Big Island of Hawaii”

 

Sammi Jasser

Certification: Divemaster, Discover Scuba Diving Leader

Sami was born in Seattle Washington but grew In Santa Fe, NM. Growing up in Stan Fe he used to be a volunteer Firefighter/EMT while still attending High school as he enjoyed helping people in need. After graduating from UNM in 2011 with a degree in Criminology he decided to join the Coast Guard after serving his country he moved back to NM where he fell in love with scuba diving so much so that he trained until he became a Divemaster with The Scuba Company where he enjoys teaching the new generation of scuba divers to learn to dive and enjoy the sport.

Dives Logged: 100+

Most Memorable Dive: In Turks and Caicos where he dove to 90’ alongside a beautiful reef in crystal clear water and enjoy the plentiful and vibrant colored wildlife

 

Paul Ness

Certification: Divemaster

Born and raised in Southern California till 18 when I joined the Army. Moved around for the next 23 years ending up in Albuquerque NM. While getting ready to retire from the military in 2017 I wanted to learn how to dive so I could go Scuba diving on my retirement vacation to Cabo San Lucas Mexico so my wife and I did some research and were certified through Scuba Company. From there, things took a quick pace and I progressed to being a Divemaster in just over a year and logging my 100th dive just 16 months after becoming certified.
Additionally I became certified to be a Handicapped Scuba Association Divemaster.

Dives Logged: 100+

Most Memorable Dive: Probably my first dive in the ocean in Mexico. Got to see the real underwater world and sea life up close for the first time.

 

Eladio Muniz

Certification: Divemaster, Discover Scuba Leader

I grew up in New Jersey and lived in several other states as a result of company relocations.  Ultimately settled in New Mexico in January 2000 where I now own an insurance agency. My interest in diving began when my oldest son enlisted in the Navy and is currently an EOD Navy diver. I committed to becoming certified which I did in 2017 and he and I had a great diving trip to the Florida Keys in early 2018.  My interest in diving has continued as I received my certification as a Rescue Diver, Handicapped Scuba Association Divemaster and Dive Master.

Dives Logged: 100+

Most Memorable Dive: My first ocean dive in Roatan Honduras with my good friends from the Scuba Company.”