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Our Staff

One of the most unique things about Scubavice Dive Center, besides its longevity of over 40 years, is its staff and how they came to find a home here. Unlike many other places where people find themselves punching a time clock and waiting for the weekend to come, the staff at Scubavice truly shares a passion for their work. In fact most of the staff here were patrons of the shop for a number of years before deciding to join the professional side of Scuba.

Ramiro Palma

Owner, NAUI Instructor Trainer and Course Director


NAUI Divemaster

Kate has been working at Scubavice since 2012.  She started her dive career in Austin, TX at 16 years old, eventually becoming a PADI Divemaster in 2006 before crossing over to NAUI in 2015.  When she isn't working in the shop, she loves diving in the Keys and going after those bugs (lobster)! 


NAUI Scuba Instructor

Vinnie has been diving since 1982, experiencing everything from sport to commercial diving.  His passion for diving grew so great that he finally decided to turn pro as a NAUI Divemaster and then Instructor.  He really enjoys teaching, sharing the fun and exciting scuba world with his students and other certified divers.


NAUI Divemaster

Dennis has been working at Scubavice since 2018.  He started his dive career in 1976 in California.  He has been a NAUI Pro for over 35 years (and has the badge to prove it!)  His background is in Public Safety diving and he really enjoys helping out with classes, ensuring everyone has a safe and fun time! 


NAUI Scuba Instructor

Chauncey recently joined the Scubavice team as an instructor.  He enjoys teaching and taking certified divers on trips.  Any excuse to get in the water!  

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