ZACHARY MACHUGA

Store Owner, PADI instructor

If you call or visit Immersed Scuba, Zachary Machuga, our Store Owner, may be the first person you meet. Lucky you!
Zachary is PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) who began his dive training when he was 17 years old. He started his training with NAUI before joining the Navy. While he was stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba he furthered his training with PADI and became certified as a Rescue Diver, Dive Master and Dive Instructor. After diving in some of the best waters in the world he brought his experiences and expertise to SubSurface Adventures and now here to Immersed Scuba in Johnson City TN.

DALE DEBOER

PADI instructor

Dale Deboer has been part of the Immersed Scuba family almost since the beginning, and makes sure our clients receive top-notch service as well as personalized care.
Dale is our newest Master Scuba Diver Trainer with years of diving leadership! Dale loves being part of the excitement each diver experiences as they progress in their training. He was even on a dive team that was part of Jerry Hall's world record dive. Dale has been volunteering to work with dive students and we are excited to have him on our team.

MEET THE TEAM

ERIN DANIELLE HILL

PADI dive instructor

After becoming certified as a scuba diver, her passion grew so much, Erin Danielle Hill is the newest PADI dive instructor to join the crew.

TONYA ATWELL

PADI dive instructor

Tonya is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer who started her diving career in early 2003, becoming a member of the Virginia State Police Search and Recovery team. Her interest in diving
heightened while attending the police academy in 2001, and participating in a water safety class.  In this class, she gained an insight of underwater recoveries, low head dams, swift water rescues and self-survival techniques that would be used in emergency situations.  

Fulfilling her goal of becoming a public safety diver, she completed a nine week Scuba basic in 2003 certifying her as a Master Scuba Diver. Since then she has been certified as a Master Underwater Criminal Investigator, Public Safety Diver, Divemaster (in 2009) and a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer in 2014. As a specialty instructor, she is certified to instruct: deep, wreck, dry suit, underwater navigation, search and recovery, peak performance buoyancy, and is also an EFR instructor.

DARRYL BRYANT

PADI dive master

Darryl Bryant has been diving for over 20 years and is a PADI Rescue Diver, PADI Dive Master and PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) leader. While he has experience diving in the Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, he loves to dive locally in our many lakes and quarries as often as possible. He loves to help others discover the wonders of scuba and is excited to be a part of Immersed Scuba.

BRIAN TURNER

PADI dive master

Brian Turner is our newest PADI Dive Master. He has been diving for years and loves working with people. Brian enjoys taking divers to new locations and working with Discover Scuba Divers.

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