Exotic Aquatics SCUBA & Kayaking

Owner and Chief Dive Enthusiast

Pam Auxier

Rating and Number: Master Instructor #41262
Role at Exotic: Owner, Instructor, Master Scuba Repair Tech
Years Diving: 35+
Years Working with Exotic: 33
Number of Lifetime Dives: 6050+
Favorite Local Dive Site: Can’t choose one, but top four are Shangri-La, Blake Island, Waterman’s Wall, and China Wall
Favorite Exotic Place to Dive: Galapagos
What Got You Interested in Diving: A family friend that took me “diving” on a double hose regulator in a 4 ft pool swimming pool and of course Mike Nelson of Sea Hunt
What is Your Favorite Part About Diving: Peaceful environment and all the critters
Favorite Critter: A Giant Pacific Octopus, of course

All Exotic Aquatic Staff Have Been Vaccinated for Covid-19

Shop Staff & Instructors

Bronson

Rating and Number: PADI Divemaster #519942, ACA Kayak Instructor, Certified Scuba Technician
Role: Assistant Retail Manager
Years Diving: 15
Years Working with Exotic Aquatics: 5 years
Number of Lifetime Dives: 450
Favorite Local Dive Site: Rockaway, Bainbridge Island
What Got You Interested in Diving: The Peaceful and calming diving in Okinawa
What is Your Favorite Part About Diving: Getting to experience another part of this cool planet that we’re on.
Favorite Critter: Cuddlefish or Sea Snakes

Steve

Rating and Number: Divemaster #257961
Role: Divemaster and Discover Scuba Diving Leader
Years Diving: 50+
Years Working with Exotic Aquatics: 12+
Number of Lifetime Dives:1500+
Favorite Local Dive Site: China Wall and Blake Island
Favorite Exotic Place to Dive: Port Hardy
What Got You Interested in Diving: The adventure and excitement
What is Your Favorite Part About Diving: Photography and learning the names of the critters
Favorite Critter: Mosshead warbonett

Divemasters

JC

Rating and Number: Assistant Instructor #193006
Role: Assistant Instructor, Divemaster
Years Diving: 20
Years Working with Exotic Aquatics: 18
Number of Lifetime Dives: 1000+
Favorite Local Dive Site: Shangrilla
What Got You Interested in Diving: Always been lured by water, seeing the underwater world just seems natural
What is Your Favorite Part About Diving: The calm and tranquility that comes from just breathing and being submersed, and the experience of seeing unique parts of the world
Favorite Critter: Hardly a “critter”, but I love dolphins

Meredith

Rating and Number: Divemaster #442422
Role: Divemaster
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