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Staff

Tim Stafford (Instructor & President)

Tim Stafford (Instructor & President)

Tim was certified as an Open Water diver in 1985 at the age of 20.  Tim’s father (Hugh Stafford) got him into diving at an early age. Tim has well over 5000 dives under his belt. He is also a SSI Instructor and leads most of the trips we have here at the store.  Follow him on Facebook.

Bryan Safford (Instructor Trainer)

Bryan Safford (Instructor Trainer)

Bryan is the son of Tim and is also the SSI Instructor Trainer for Lake Hickory Scuba & Marina. Bryan specializes in Public Safety and Search & Recovery diving. He is the go to resource for teaching Instructors and Public Safety Teams. Bryan also heads up our Youtube Channel.  

Brian Owenby (Instructor)

Brian Owenby (Instructor)

Brian is a SSI Instructor and an Avid Fisherman. He is also one of our Salvage Divers here at Lake Hickory Scuba. Brian is a retired NC State Trooper. 

Jason Moretz (Instructor)

Jason Moretz (Instructor)

Jason is a SSI Instructor. He is also a Nurse and the Associate Director at Berkeley Research Group, LLC. He is shown here with his son, Micheal, who happens to be a SSI Dive Master for Lake HIckory Scuba. Jason specializes in teaching Underwater Photography. You can see some of his photos here.

Jason Reiner (Instructor)

Jason Reiner (Instructor)

Jason wears many hats. Not only does he love teaching Scuba Diving but he's also a realtor. As if being a husband, father, Scuba Instructor, and selling real estate wasn't enough, he is also a race spotter for teams in Nascar and Indy. 

Cecilia Lundsford (Instructor)

Cecilia Lundsford (Instructor)

Cecilia started teaching scuba diving many years ago and joined us 2019. Her favorite place to dive is Curacao. 

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