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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.


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!

Leah Tavasi


PADI Specialty Instructor 




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 a retired international airline pilot and now teaches diving full 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's Tec Diving programs. Darrell has a lot of experience diving Rebreathers and is a PADI Tec 40 CCR (Rebreather) Instructor on the Hollis Prism 2 Rebreather. Come learn to dive the “silent world” of Rebreathing. Underwater photography is his passion and his favorite specialty but he teaches over 14 other specialties. As a certified Cave Diver, he also offers the PADI Cavern Diver specialty. If you have questions about any aspect of diving…Darrell will try to answer them for you.

Bianca Banato

Grove Scuba Shop Crew



Bales Bransgrove

Grove Scuba Shop Crew


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.



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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