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Dive Staff

  • Pam Auxier

    • Rating and Number: Master Instructor #41262
    • Role at Exotic: owner,  chief dive enthusiast, and gear handler
    • Years Diving: 35
    • Years Working with Exotic: 27.5
    • 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
  • Alec Dyke

    • Rating and Number: Master Scuba Diver Trainer #235263
    • Role at Exotic: SCUBA Instructor, Kayak Guide, Retail Guru, Executive Assistant
    • Years Diving: 16
    • Years Working with Exotic: 13
    • Number of Lifetime Dives: 2000+
    • Favorite Local Dive Site: Rockaway
    • What Got You Interested in Diving: The wonder of exploring the underwater world
    • What is Your Favorite Part About Diving: The feeling of weightlessness and serenity
    • Favorite Critter: Nudibranchs!
  • Alex Harnick

    • Rating and Number: IDC Staff Instructor #275276
    • Role at Exotic: SCUBA Instructor, Kayak Guide, Shop Boy
    • Years Diving: 18
    • Years Working with Exotic: 1
    • Number of Lifetime Dives: 1500+
    • Favorite Local Dive Site: Sund Rock South Wall
    • What Got You Interested in Diving: I grew up loving all watersports so it was just a matter of being old enough to get certified!
    • What is Your Favorite Part About Diving: Ultimate relaxation and underwater exploration
    • Favorite Critter: Puget Sound King Crab
  • Mahonri (Mo) Gibson

    • Rating and Number: Divemaster #382604
    • Role at Exotic: Divemaster, Equipment Tech, Kayak Guide, Retail Manager, and Webmaster
    • Years Diving: 12
    • Years Working with Exotic: 3
    • Number of Lifetime Dives: 300+
    • Favorite Local Dive Site: Rockaway Beach
    • What Got You Interested in Diving: Friends
    • What is Your Favorite Part About Diving: The feeling of flying through an alien environment
    • Favorite Critter: Giant Pacific Octopus
  • Steve Hannuksela

    • Rating and Number: Divemaster #257961
    • Role at Exotic: Divemaster and Discover Scuba Diving Leader
    • Years Diving: 41
    • Years Working with Exotic: 2
    • Number of Lifetime Dives: 1000
    • 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
  • Austin Voecks

    • Rating and Number: Divemaster #433703
    • Role at Exotic: Divemaster & Discover SCUBA Diving Leader
    • Years Diving: 3
    • Years Working with Exotic: 1
    • Number of Lifetime Dives: 90
    • Favorite Local Dive Site: Sund Rock
    • What Got You Interested in Diving: The excitement of trying new things & learning
    • What is Your Favorite Part About Diving: Exploration and relaxation
    • Favorite Critter: Puget Sound King Crab!