Dave Finch

Dave Finch – PADI Divemaster

Dave has been around the store since the 1980’s, but has only in the last few years started to have enough time to do the diving he’s always wanted to do.

This year was the best dive year of Dave’s career, so he decided to make it more of a full time commitment to himself and to our store, by completing his Divemaster program.

Dave’s a born leader and teacher, which is very much what he does in his real life job with the City of Hamilton Emergency Services as a Paramedic Supervisor. ….I guess this would rate him as an extreme personality, but in person, Dave is one of the most calm and level headed person you’ll meet.

Dave has also most recently been elected as an Alderman for the Town of Grimsby.

Dave’s ultimate goal is perfection underwater, which is why it’s no surprise that Dave’s next step is more diver development through our Intro to Tech course, and ultimately taking the Instructor development course with us.

Dave can teach Discover Scuba, Scuba Review, Skin Diver, and will be teaching Emergency First Responder very soon.

Dave enjoying the warm waters of Cozumel on a DDS dive trip to Mexico

A little Q&A with Dave:

Q: What is your next personal or professional dive training goal?
A: Completion of my PADI instructor rating

Q: What spot is on your dive bucket list?
A: Diving the God’s Pocket in British Columbia

Q: What one piece of dive gear can you NOT live without and why?
A: My Halcyon backplate and wing with the quick adjusting harness