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Bill Lamp'l

PADI Course Director

Bill is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and has lived in Miami for the past 15 years. Bill founded Grove Scuba in 2006 and is currently a PADI Course Director. Bill is a CPR and First Aid Instructor Trainer, as well as a DAN Instructor Trainer who is actively involved in diver safety training.

In addition to teaching new divers and instructors, Bill's passion is underwater photography. He loves to travel to exotic destinations around the globe in search of the perfect photo. He regularly writes articles for underwater photography publications and you can see his work in magazines around the world including: National Geographic, Scuba Diving Magazine, Sport Diver, and many others.

Darrell Hejde

PADI IDC Staff Instructor / Tec Instructor

Darrell Hejde has been diving since 1995 and has fallen in love with all aspects of the sport…recreational and technical. He’s originally from Oklahoma but, as a military brat and military pilot himself has lived in many, many places and traveled the world extensively. He is currently an international airline pilot but teaches scuba on his “off” time. He was trained by Grove Scuba as an Open Water Instructor in 2010 and since then has expanded his horizons.

Darrell is Grove Scuba’s Technical diving expert and teaches PADI Tec Diving. As a certified Cave Diver, he also offers the PADI Cavern Diver specialty. Not yet a re-breather instructor, Darrell has a lot of experience diving re-breathers and can answer questions for those interested. Underwater photography is his passion and his favorite specialty but he teaches over 14 other PADI specialties. If you have questions about any aspect of diving…Darrell will try to answer them for you.

Shelby Jackman

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer/ Store Manager

Shelby is the smiling face of Grove Scuba. She is our customer relations specialist and shop manager. Whether you need to book a dive or book an underwater wedding, she is your girl. Shelby is in charge of our ocean awareness and shark conservation projects as well as our ambassador for sustainable resources. Chances are if you call the shop or stop by you will be greeted by her smiling face and positive attitude.

David Lamp'l

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

David is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and moved to Miami in 2006 to help get Grove Scuba up and running. He is one of the original members of the Scuba Diving family. David became a PADI Open Water Instructor in 2008 and is currently one of Grove Scuba's lead instructors. David has a passion for diving and teaching his students. He is patient and has a way to get even the most timid student comfortable in the water.

David loves technology and he always has the latest electronics, gadgets, and of course dive gear. When he's not lugging dive gear and tanks, you'll find him on his custom motorcycle. David also has one of the best ocean inspired tattoos out there.

Christina Velez 

PADI Divemaster / Assistant Manager 

Christina was born in sunny Miami and is Grove Scuba's assistant manager, as well as our certified divemaster and DAN Instructor. If you're looking for Tena, you can either find her in the shop helping out customers or in the water guiding divers through unique sites. With a middle name like hers, Arielle, she was destined to become a mermaid!

Kennedy Wall 

PADI Instructor 

Kennedy is all about the U and environmental conservation! She has been scuba diving since she was ten, for a total of twelve years of experience & has even gone diving with Great Hammerheads in Bimini, Bahamas. At the shop, Kennedy is one of our wonderful PADI instructors & at UM she is known as the Scuba Clubs safety officer. 


Gabriel Fernandez

PADI OWSI Instructor

Initially Gabe was born in Miami and lived some time up north in New York & Connecticut while he was studying. He started scuba diving at the age of fourteen and has been diving around the world ever since. He has already checked off diving the Persian Gulf & Galapagos Islands on his bucket list! If Gabe isn't teaching new divers out in the water, he will be at the shop assisting our business. 

Marina Banfi

PADI Instructor

All the way from Argentina, Marina has loved the water since she could remember. She is Grove Scubas lovely PADI instructors, teaching both in Spanish & English. Marina was also part of the Guinness World record for the largest underwater clean up. A total of 633 divers cleaned up Deerfield Beach ocean floors and she was one of them!

Yasmin Souto

Social Media Manager / Customer Service Specialist  

Born in Argentina & raised in Miami, at a young age she has always been interested in science & helping out the planet. Currently a student at FIU studying Marine Biology, her goal is to raise awareness on cleaning up our oceans. At the shop, Yasmin is known as our customer service specialist and social media marketer.

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Brad Tamm

PADI Instructor

Originally a professional mechanic from Detroit, who ran the Porsche service department for 13 years, Brad is now enjoying more time under the water than under the hood. Brad handles many of Grove Scuba's business acquisition projects and is the leader in our international expansion initiatives. If you need a great instructor, great porsche mechanic, or advice on the best international diving, Brad is your man.