Dive Source isn't a place... it is a team of amazing people who love the sport of diving and want to share that love with the world!
Everyone here started from nothing and went on to become leaders in the sport and mentors to others in the sport of scuba diving... Want to be part of the Team? Ask us how you can become a PADI Pro just like these fine folks!
In his youth Brian spent countless for hours snorkelling at the family cottage and watching every episode of the Undersea world of Jaques Cousteau he could get as he wanted to be a scuba Diver and finally got certified in 1989 and never looked back.
Leaving his job in mechanical engineering he opened Dive Source in 1996 and has built it to be one of the most respected dive shops in Canada through the power of teamwork and recognizing and recruiting great people who shared his love and passion for the sport...
An experianced Instructor with Ratings from PADI, NAUI, TDI and SDI as well as a certified cave diver and avid underwater photographer, he continues to love the sport and is fond of saying "You never stop learning" be it in life or as a scuba diver.
Marty is our service guru and all around bright light here at Dive Source.
Mr. Fixit who is always with a smile... likley due to being retired from GM for several years and having such and awesome wife and kids... plus a couple grandkids to boot!
Also a Padi instructor, technical diver and commercial boat captain he adds a tremendous amount of depth and energy to our team and is often the best entertainment in our day here at the shop.!
Rima is our store manager as well as someone who knows how to turn a wrench and give a smile!
With a background in high voltage electrical trades as well as being an excellent diver, Rima is a very capable part of the team whose easy smile and great attitude keep us all in good spirits.
Jeremy dropped into Dive Source nearly 20 years ago to take his Advanced course and never left becoming one of our most experienced and well-loved Instructors.
An Avid diver who loves diving the wrecks of the great lakes, he is the instructor who always has a smile :)
Jeremy is also a licensed commercial drone pilot, published airshow photographer and a fulltime Computer/IT Professional as the owner of Northport Technology Solutions and dronemarket.ca
A longtime diver with a wide variety of experiances under her belt Karen has dove the world from the kelp forests of California to the wrecks of Truck Lagoon to the underground caves of Mexico... This is one experianced lady!
Karen and her husband Art now make their home in Eastern Ontario but they continue to help with training as well as doing remote work for the store including trip planning as Karen's Company Caye Dive and Travel is our preferred travel agent for all our scuba trips.
Simon started learned to dive with Dive Source at the original location at "The Orchard" and never looked back. Now a PADI Master Instructor, he says that his favourite course to teach is still the Openwater diver course, as he loves to see the transformation in students from newbie to super smiling certified diver, which makes everyone's efforts so worthwhile.
His favourite local dive spots - Tobermory and Humber/ Toronto waterfront as it's still cool to surface from a dive on a Summer evening looking at the Toronto skyline lit up.
Simon and his wife love to travel when they can and have been all around the Caribbean, Florida, Mexico, Panama as well as their carribean favourite Roatan. They have also been to the Maldives, Oman & hopefully the South Pacific soon!
When not diving Simon manages a throroughbred horse farm north of Toronto and was the previous manager of the world famous Windfield farms here in Oshawa.
Dan is one of our most experianced instructors and has been with the company since he started working for us part time shortly after being certified in 2000 as a teenager.
Dan's journey in diving has taken him from sport recreational through advanced technical diving and dive leadership as an instructor and he is now being our lead technical diving instructor. Dan is also a very experianced service tech with experiance working on just about every brand of dive gear out there.
Favourite Dive Spot get away- Florida caves where he can strap on his rebreather and be gone for hours and explore.
Most Challenging dives: Eagles nest to the pit @ 300 ft. and swimming the 3000 ft. through current to the henkel restriction at Ginnie Springs
Current Instructor Rating: PADI MSDT with multiple specialties and PADI TecRec Trimix Instructor - (Dan also has Instructor rating from PSAI & IANTD as well as multiple diver level ratings from NAUI, TDI, PSAI, RAID & IANTD)
When not diving, Dan is a First Responder as a full time Firefighter in Durham.
At the age of 52, Jodie decided it was time to fulfil her lifelong dream to become a scuba diver. Jodie’s never imagined her dream would become her passion, propelling her from open water diver to assistant instructor in under three years. Always encouraging others you will often hear her say “You’ve got this!”
Brittany became certified in 2015 after returning from a trip where she had a "life-changing" discover scuba dive. You'll always find her with a smile on her face and eager to help new divers conquer their fears and get out diving, which is why she is also the ambassador for our club, Dive Zone. Brittany is very passionate about sharing her love of scuba diving with other people.