Gary Goodman is the Instructor Trainer, First Aid Instructor, and Repair Technician at Underwater Adventures. His background and experience can be attributed to his dedication to more than 19 years of service in the United States Navy. After reading the book Shadow Divers, Gary’s desire to become involved in the dive community became apparent in 2010. He successfully received his Divemaster and Instructor qualifications through NAUI in 2018. Gary received recognition as a NAUI Instructor Trainer in 2021. Gary's knowledge, patience, and attention to detail have led him to become a valuable asset to the team at Underwater Adventures.
Christine Shourot, Owner of Underwater Adventures, is one of the first female pioneers in the diving industry, having influenced both the recreational and commercial diving fields. Her dedication and reliability have enabled the dive companies that she managed to progress and flourish. Her patience and persistence and drive have supported Bob Shourot in his many diving firsts since the early 70's, and Chris continues to support the growth and popularity of both the recreational and commercial diver training programs.
Robert "Bobby" Matz is an Advanced Rescue Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, and an avid volunteer with Underwater Adventures. His professionalism and dedication to the diving world can be attributed to his more than 15 years of service in the United States Air Force. Bobby has been working with Gary learning the ins and outs of the trade and is looking forward to training to become an instructor and repair technician.
Richard "Dick" Vallejo is a Divemaster with both NAUI and PADI. He is in the water as much as he possibly can be. He has been diving since 2005 and has well over one thousand hours underwater. Dick first began diving in Okinawa while stationed there; and before leaving the island, he knew that he had a long life in diving ahead. Dick has been helping Gary with students since 2021 and is working toward becoming an Instructor.
Kalani Schadow started diving with Underwater Adventures in July of 2022, after being inspired by her grandfather (a retired Master Diver from the Navy) and her younger sister (who encouraged her to join her in a dive class). She works at the hospital while going to school to enhance her knowledge of the marine world. Kalani plans to invest a lot of time into diving, encouraging others to engage and have fun in the underwater world.
Skylar Worley started diving in 2018 and currently holds an Advanced Open Water certification. She graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology and will be continuing her education to achieve her Master's Degree in Marine Biology. Skylar is extremely passionate about marine conservation and plans to continue her career path to become a Marine Biologist, specializing in sea turtle science.