DAVID LABRECQUE (Owner & Dive Instructor)
Dave is the owner of East Bay Dive Center. He has been a PADI instructor since 1983. He has thousands of dives and certifications under his belt. If he's not in the shop, he's most likely fishing!
Nicholas Caron (Technician & Dive Master)
Nick has been with East Bay Dive Center since 2014. He was certified by Dave in May of 2008. Nick is an avid spearfisherman and has dove locations all over the world. Look in the back of the shop if he's not out front because he's probably filling tanks or servicing your equipment !
Mark Bessette (Dive Instructor)
Mark is a certified PADI diving instructor. He has an easy going attitude yet he strives to make sure each diver improves their skills at all times. If you want to get certified, better your skills or you just can't find a dive buddy, Mark can help. He has helped in the certification of hundreds of divers through East Bay Dive Center.
Joe Winston ( Dive Instructor)
Joe is a PADI instructor. He is a very experienced diver and methodical in his instruction. He has a laid back approach and instructs one on one to ensure everyone's skills are beyond the standards.
Jean-Michel Lélias (Dive Master & Wreck Diver)
Jean-Mi (pronounced "John Me" fast) was first certified in France in 1986. He is a very experienced diver who logged dives in many different countries. With his "Cousteau-like" French accent he can make you discover SCUBA, refresh your skills in the ocean, guide you on a discovery dive or even take you for a scooter ride adventure if you are DPV certified. Jean-Mi is a fun guy to be around with lots of passion for the ocean! He will accompany you for an entire week if you join us for "Discover the Wrecks of North Carolina" during the Summer 2021. Please feel free to contact him directly by phone or text at 401-297-5746 if you have any question.
Matthew Robinson (Dive Instructor)
Matt was Open Water certified by East Bay Dive Center in 2001, Dive Master in 2003 and is now an instructor. Matt is also is certified in STI and TDI. He has written and published, "The Encyclopedia and Guide to Diving with a Full Face Mask." He has also taught surface supplied diving to NYFD, Delaware State Police, Maryland State Police and several other police agencies.
Kenzie is an English Bulldog. Dave brought her home January 28, 2018. She is a little meatball. She loves affection and cookies!
If you haven't met Rico, you need to. He is a little intimidating, but super friendly and he loves to show off tricks like "the backpack." He's a "ladies man" and is the security guard at the shop.