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Meet the Staff

Grove Scuba has a staff of PADI and DAN Instructors and Instructor Trainers to offer you dynamic and comprehensive training at all levels. With our state of the art dive center, and staff of expertly qualified dive instructors and dive masters, we can safely teach you to dive! All you need is the desire to have fun and learn! Grove Scuba, Miami, Coconut Grove, Florida - PADI 5 Star Dive Center
Bill Lamp'l

Bill Lamp'l

PADI Course Director

Bill is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and has been diving for over 16 years. He has lived in Miami for the past 11 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 training new 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.


bill@grovescuba.com
Chadwick Johnson

Chadwick Johnson

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

I started diving when I was 11 years old, It all started because my dad let me use his dive gear in the pool, and needless to say I was hooked!!! Also my best friend, whose father was my fathers good friend and dive buddy, wanted to get certified as well. I Loved it but I never really thought about pursuing a job in the diving field but then a gain I grew up in New York, and did not really dive that much there. I was spoiled from the start I received Junior Open Water in the Bahamas and thereafter did not like diving in the cold ugly waters of New York. In 2008 I moved to Miami for a change of location and life style. It was not long after I moved to Miami that I wanted to start diving more regularly. I started researching dive shops around Miami that I would want to dive with. It did not take long before after diving with Grove Scuba that I started working here and the rest is history.



chad@grovescuba.com
David Lamp'l

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 Grove Scuba family. David became an Open Water Scuba Instructor in 2008 and is currently one of Grove Scuba's lead instructors. David has a passion for diving and for 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 will find him on his custom motorcycle. David also has one of the best ocean inspired tattoos out there. Check out David's tattoo here.


david@grovescuba.com
Matthew Gosselin

Matthew Gosselin

Instructor
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

I began diving in 1993 in Okinawa Japan and was immediately hooked by what the amazing underwater world had to offer. After my Open Water class I quickly climbed the ranks and became a PADI Professional in 1994.  Working as a Divemaster for many years was challenging, very rewarding and provided a solid foundation of experiences that made the transition to Open Water Scuba Instructor in 2007 much easier than expected. 

Professional development is important to me therefore I’ve earned 14 specialty instructor certifications and am in the process of completing my IDC Staff Instructor course.  Because I’m an active duty Air Force officer, diving sometimes takes a backseat to other duties.  But no matter how busy I get, my love for diving, teaching, and sharing the amazing underwater world with new divers has kept driving me back to the water for 19yrs and counting…

Be careful what you sign up for…diving will change your life!



mattg@grovescuba.com
Sadie Gosselin

Sadie Gosselin

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Having survived a near drowning accident as a child, I was not exactly compelled to start diving. However, if I wanted to see my husband I knew a life in the water was in my future.  Upon arriving to Guam in 2006, I decided to take the plunge and took my Open Water class. Diving quickly changed my life.

I bought all my gear after Open Water dives #1 & 2 and have not looked back, completing AOW, Rescue & Divemaster in less than a year.  I spent 2yrs as a Divemaster gaining valuable experience working for many instructors until I knew it was time for me to take on my own classes and become an instructor.   I followed that with my Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating before moving to Miami in May 2011.  Since moving to Miami, I’ve entered the dive industry full time and am now the Manager at Grove Scuba. I’m in the process of completing the IDC Staff Instructor course and look forward to helping as many people as possible experience what I believe is the most amazing place on our planet…the underwater world!

Regardless of your past, fears or personal limitations, diving is an amazing adventure within your reach...take the plunge. I did.



sadie@grovescuba.com
Andrew Baker

Andrew Baker

PADI Instructor



abaker@grovescuba.com
Alex Esch

Alex Esch

PADI Instructor

aesch@grovescuba.com
Jeff Birdsell

Jeff Birdsell

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Dive Professional History: Diving for 18 years, I like many fell in love with the idea of scuba diving at the age of 8 watching the old Jacque Cosuteau tv show, and then trying to develope my own scuba apparatus using straws, plastic bags and scotch tape. Since then I've upgraded my equipment somewhat but the iniitail thrill and sense of wonder has remained.

Reason for Teaching: I've always found that when you love doing something you want to share that love with others.

Best Diving Experience: Nothing like the first time.


info@grovescuba.com
Jose Regalado

Jose Regalado

Photo Pro

Jose is an in house photo pro and founding member of our photography and videography specialty company scubaimagery.com.  Jose has been involved with photo and video projects for Discovery Channel, VH1, Scuba Diving Magazine, among many others.


jose@grovescuba.com
Kristina Trotta

Kristina Trotta

Independent Instructor
PADI  IDC Staff Instructor

I was born in New York and have been diving since I was 12 years old. My favorite activities outside of diving include protesting for the environment and chaining myself to objects to assert the unalienable rights of the Bursera simaruba tree.

I am a lifetime member of Greenpeace and have been inducted into The Greenpeace Women's Hall of Fame.  My proudest moment was in 2009 when I lived in a Sequoa tree for 6 months to save a colony of tit mice from mass annihilation by big business. I successfully saved the entire colony, live long my little friends.
I was named the 2005 South Florida Woman Warrior's Environmental Warrior of the Year, and was the 2009 runner up for the international of mice and men award for my work to save the Tufted Titmouse.

As a scuba instructor, I have taken my passion for the environment to help save our underwater world. I started Vegans for Vegetables Rights and the rights of other Fish who don't taste so good too to help save our underwater world.  All my proceeds from work go to suggiesavers.org, I love those little guys. I've always wondered that since Sponges grow in the ocean, how much deeper the ocean would be if that didn't happen.


kristina@grovescuba.com
Terese Britt

Terese Britt

Independent Instructor
PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Dive Professional History:
Terese has been diving for 17 years now. She became a dive instructor in 2007. Terese received her instructor training at Utila Dive Center in Utila, Honduras. She has taught in Honduras, The USVI, and Miami.

Reason for Teaching:
Terese loves to show others her passion in life, diving. She enjoys teaching others how to be safe, responsible divers who treat the delicate ocean ecosystem with respect and responsibility.

Best Diving Experience:
"I can't name just one. Was it the 45 foot whale shark in Honduras? What about the Humback whale in Hawaii? Then there was the tiny juvenile trunkfish on a wreck in the USVI, and the clownfish protecting his anemone in Fiji. The 12 foot lemon shark in Tahiti was cool too, and so was the spunky damselfish in Cozumel. I guess the best part is that I can have fun where ever there is water deep enough to blow bubbles!"

terese@grovescuba.com
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