Staff

Whitney Boyle: Ownerwhitneywebsite

Whitney has been with the company since 2010 where she worked side by side with her father (Bob Boyle) who opened the business back in 1986. Bob recently passed away  in 2015 and Whitney has stepped in and taken over the company. She has been diving since 1998 and loves everything that has to do with the ocean. You will find her in the store most of the time or on one of the many trips U.D leads.
Favorite Shore Dive: Folly Cove

Shaun Maguire: Lead PADI Instructor, Repair Tech

 

Shaun Maguire

Shaun is our lead instructor and has certified over 1000 students. He has been with the U.D team since 2005. You will find him teaching, in the shop or in the repair department. Shaun leads many of our warm water trips where he makes amazing underwater videos.

Favorite Boat Dive: Halfway Rock
Favorite Shore Dive: Old Garden Beach

 

 

Larry Bettencourt: PADI Instructorlarry web

Larry joined the UD team back in 2014. He has been diving for over 35 years and loves to dive in all of the New England seasons.  2015 marked his 25th year of being a PADI Pro. One of his favorite things to do is lead our Sunday Dive Society dives. If he isn’t diving, you will find him sailing on his boat.

 James Allan: PADI Instructor

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My diving career began in 2007 when I earned my Junior Open Water certification at the age of ten. I have now been diving for nine years in locations such as the New England coast, the Great Lakes, Newfoundland,  French Polynesia, and of course the Caribbean where I have logged the majority of my dives. In the fall of 2016, I visited Utila, Honduras where I fulfilled a longstanding goal of mine: becoming a PADI Instructor. I am excited to now be teaching with Undersea Divers!

 

Eric Husgen: PADI DiveMaster

ehusgenstaffEric has been a divemaster with us for 4 years now. You will find him leading dive society dives or on one of our boat dives. You might also know him as Captain Bubblemaker.

Robert Ellis: PADI Instructor

Bob Ellis

In 1975 I completed my first scuba certification at New England Divers in Beverly MA. I was just 14 at the time and I dove in shallow water 5 -10 times during the school summer vacations.

In 1982 I completed a NAUI Scuba Certification Course while attending the US Coast Guard Academy. For the next 30 years I dove 5-10 times a year. Dive sites ranged from Lake Superior to Grand Cayman.  For the last 10 years I have been diving the many different shore and boat dives along Boston’s North Shore.

In 2010 I decided that I would like for diving instruction to be a part of my life. I have always enjoyed working with new divers and sharing their excitement for the sport. I have been working as a high school teacher for the last 15 years and this profession does give me available time in the summers.  In 2010 I completed my Advanced Course. In 2011 I completed my Rescue Diver. In 2012 I completed my Dive Master. In 2013 I completed my PADI Instructor course.

Since 2013 I have been working as an Instructor and Dive Master for Undersea Divers. I have also been working my 13 year old daughter through the PADI Courses. She has Type-1 Diabetes so I am very familiar with the process of managing blood glucose levels and would be glad to share those experiences. I also have significant boating experience (USCG Deck Watch Officer, Sailboat Racer, and owner of a 21’ Proline Dive Boat).

Favorite Boat Dive: Pickett’s Ledge

Favorite Shore Dive: Folly Cove

 

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