Harold Bach

PADI Course Director

Harold has been a full-time scuba instructor his entire "second childhood". He has earned the PADI Platinum Course Director rating numerous times, one of only a few in the world. He teaches Instructor courses at many locations in the midwest and the Caribbean. Author of many PADI Distinctive Specialties, he also teaches the Self-Reliant (Solo) Diver course. He loves to instruct and teaches every course listed on this website. He also loves to travel and when he leads a dive trip, you are guaranteed to have a lot of fun! He also is a DAN Examiner (an Instructor Trainer's Trainer)- the only one in the Midwest.

Chuck Campagne

PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Chuck has been diving for over 18 years and teaching for the last 12. He loves to travel. His favorites spots are the Pacific and the Caribbean. He enjoys taking pictures underwater (when they come out) as well as watching his students experience their first breath on scuba.

Dean Gerdez

Master Instructor

Dean became an Instructor in 2012, but you will be so comfortable that you will feel that he has been teaching forever. He has been diving for over sixteen years. His students love him and keep coming back to dive with him over and over again. He spent a lot of time diving (and living) in Thailand and the Philippines, and can tell you all about their dive sites! He can also teach the PADI Sidemount Course.

John Wator

Master SCUBA Diver Trainer

After 35 years as a high school educator, 30 at Carl Sandburg HS, John took his first breath underwater in 2007 and was hooked. As he continued to enjoy diving and to improve his skills he became an Instructor in 2014. John enjoys teaching and dive travel.