Cameron – Operations Manager

Cameron began diving in 1987 along the Greater Barrier reef system. He spent time working in Hawaii before getting his Rescue Diving certification in Nevada. In 1989, he earned his Divemaster certification and began working locally with a dive charter. His Instructor card would follow in the early 90’s. He’s been running Coastal Scuba ever since.
“Diving is the most unbelievable experience you’ll ever have in your life. The marine life and the organisms that you see underwater provide an unbelievable world to be in, and anyone can do it.”

 
Anh Dao – Manager

Anh Dao began diving in the early 90’s. She’s dove all over the world including St John’s, Mexico, the Bahamas, Hawaii and the Atlantic Coastline. You’ll occasionally catch her out on a charter, but she’s more often found in the office keeping everything running smoothly.
 
Buddy – Captain

Captain Buddy has been around for longer than anyone can remember. He’s a lifelong boat Captain that knows the wrecks and waters off the Myrtle Beach coast as well as anyone. Buddy is most often found driving the Pride of the Carolinas, but occasionally works on the other vessels as well. He’s very experienced with all of them.
 
Matt – Captain/Divemaster

Matt has been in love with the water since a young age and has traveled/lived along the East Coast from Virginia to the lower Florida Keys and the Caribbean. He grew up diving and fishing before pursuing a degree in marine science/biology at Coastal Carolina University. He worked as a fisheries biologist at VIMS before moving back to South Carolina. Matt has been dive certified since 1997, is an accomplished spearfisherman and loves diving deep reefs in search of big fish. During the winter/off season you can find Matt diving offshore harvesting the invasive lionfish which is destroying the balance of our delicate ecosystem.

Licensed USCG 50 ton Master Captain, towing endorsement
PADI Dive Master, Enriched Air, Rescue Diver
CPR, First Aid, Infant CPR, AED
Eagle Scout

 
Janine –

Janine is certified as an Advanced Open Water diver. She enjoys taking photos and videos on her dives. This will be her fourth season in the shop. She is always happy to help customers decide which dive they will enjoy and answer any questions they may have.
 
Caton –

Caton began diving in 1984 while in the Army stationed in Egypt in the Red Sea. He’s a NAUI instructor, PADI Divemaster, and a certified public safety diver.
Caton retired after 25 years of law enforcement in WNC and moved to Myrtle Beach this year. He has experience diving wrecks throughout North and South Carolina. His most memorial dive to date was June 2009 on Blackbeard’s pirate ship, the “Queen Anne’s Revenge”.
 
Tyler – Divemaster/Marketing

A certified diver since 1993, Tyler has been with Coastal Scuba since the early days. You’ll see him occasionally on the boat working as a Divemaster, but most often he is found behind the computer handling the online marketing efforts of the business.
Tyler is a history buff and has spent years researching the shipwrecks off of our coast. He holds PADI certifications as an Advanced Diver, Rescue Diver, and Divemaster.
 
Thomas – Boat Captain