Our Staff:


Bryan Stafford (Course Director & Co- Owner)

Bryan was certified as an Open Water Diver in 1995 at the age of 13. He had watched his dad go diving for years before that and could not wait till he could get certified. Since that time he has achieved many levels of certifications in both Recreational and Professional levels of Scuba Diving. Being an Instructor For SSI, SEI, PDIC, PADI, CMAS, EFR, and The American Heart Association, has allowed him to share his passion for diving with others. He is also our main instructor for Public Safety Diving and Underwater Crime Scene Investigations. He is an Instructor Trainer for 2 different diving organizations and a Course Director (the highest level you can reach) for CMAS (The Under Water Society of America) allowing him to take divers from Open Water all the way to the Instructor level.  Follow him on Facebook



Tim Stafford (Instructor & Co-Owner)

Tim, shown here with his wife Jeanie, was certified as an Open Water diver in 1985 at the age of 20. Tim is Bryan’s Father. Tim’s father (Hugh Stafford) got him into diving making Bryan a third generation diver. Tim has many dives under his belt. He is also an instructor and along with Jeanie, leads most of the trips we have here at the store.  Follow him on Facebook




Jean Stafford (Sales)

Jeanie is Tim’s wife and Bryan’s mother.  Jeanie does all the office work and also keeps Tim on his toes.  Jeanie got certified in  1987 and has enjoyed her life as a diver.  She has dove all over the North Carolina Coast and really enjoys diving in Cozumel, Cancun, and Curacao.  Jeanie travels with Tim on all of the trips out of the Country. She calls herself an 80/80 Diver. She wants at least 80 degree water and 80′ of visibility.  When Jeanie is not diving or running the office, she serves her community as a Social Worker helping others in times of need. Follow her on Facebook



Heather Stafford (Shop Manager)

Heather is Bryan’s wife (and his boss). Heather helps out in the office and works the retail side of the store on the weekends.  Heather spends most of her time cleaning up after Bryan, and bringing smiles to people’s faces.  She is our social media guru, stock coordinator and loves to spend her days on the beach while Bryan has students in the water.  Heather brings youth to Lake Hickory Scuba & Marina and always keeps us up to date with the ever changing ways of retail sales. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest





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