The staff of Adventure Sports Unlimited (ASU) are truly unique individuals. Through their experience in diving the demanding environments of Monterey/Carmel Bay, the staff are highly trained and knowledgeable. Their understanding of the high level of equipment necessary to play in water spaces of our world is without parallel. However, what makes them really special is their compassion for people. For our charter is to train people to play, safely and enjoyably, in our complex water wilderness. This takes honed people skills to guide our customers into this amazing liquid space. ASU’s staff does this with a smile, and unrelenting positive energy to make all our adventures fly to the highest level of success. Plus, they are all unbelievable chefs…a great combo!
Dennis is an active PADI instructor, but is also a certified NAUI and ANDI (Nitrox) Instructor since 1979. Adventure Sports SCUBA program director. International excursion leader. Swim Program Director and instructor trainer. Dennis is immensely popular with the children he instructs.
In Memoriam: Virginia Wedderburn
PADI, NAUI Instructor. Retired Emeritus. International excursion leader. You are missed!
Jim Patterson has been with Adventure Sports since August 1998 where he immediately took the kayak diver course. He is extremely knowledgeable about current and past equipment as well as an avid underwater photographer. His website chronicles diving in Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, the Channel Islands and beyond.
Certifications: Adventure Sports PADI Divemaster. PADI Kayak Diver Specialist, NAUI Nitrox, NAUI Master Diver with AAUS Scientific Diving certification. B.S. in Marine Biology from UCSC.
Kelly is the Aquatics Director at Adventure Sports. She has been teaching swimming at ASU since 1999 and has helped hundreds of kids excel in the water. Kelly has a gentle but assertive teaching style that even the most reluctant children respond to. Kelly works full time at ASU, but also enjoys reading and taking her dog to the park. Kelly teaches private lessons on Saturdays and works in the office on Mondays through Thursday.
Stephen Eggers has been working for ASU since the Spring of 2012 both teaching PADI SCUBA courses and working part time in the shop. If he is not in the shop, you will find him underwater somewhere because he loves to dive!
Kyle has been teaching with ASU since 2005. Kyle knows exactly what it takes to become an excellent swimmer and helps all of his students become just that. Besides teaching swimming with us, Kyle is also a lifeguard for Club One at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto. Kyle is a graduate of UCSC and will be attending grad school for Chemistry soon! Kyle teaches group and private swim lessons on Saturdays.