Bitten by diving a few years ago, Randy went straight to the top of the PADI System and now enjoys supplementing our instruction at all levels including the Professional track. Randy's specialty is by far the PADI Rescue Diver Course. He brings a unique approach to this course and has upped everyones game here at the shop with his style. Ask Randy why every diver should take PADI Rescue Diver Course when you see him!
I hold a PADI Master Instructor rating. I am a certified HSA Instructor and PADI Adaptive Techniques Dive Instructor. I am also a certified EFR Instructor. I enjoy all types of diving, ranging from cold water to tropical environments. I enjoy wreck diving since wrecks are interesting to explore and attract many different types of sea life. I love to do night dives. I have dived in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the eastern and western Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf of St Lawrence and several inland waterways. I have also volunteered for several years as a diver at the National Aquarium, Baltimore MD.
If you are looking for a dive buddy, Harrisburg’s West Shore Scuba offers experienced, competent staff who are eager to assist you in building and expanding upon your dive education, experience and travel. Please reach out to arrange your next dive experience!
Rich is a retired HBG City Fire Fighter and enjoys teaching a variety of classes for West Shore Scuba. When not managing the shop he can be found working at his passion of Under Water Public Safety Diving and UW Criminal investigations. Ask Rich how you can get involved and become a resource for your community!
"Amanda, a career globetrotter for 15+ years, had her first Scuba experience with a wild dolphin on the west coast of Ireland. Who wouldn't get hooked? Over the years she has continued to build her experience and certifications in diverse environments and now as a PADI Instructor, has dived and taught in locations such as the USA, UK, Europe, Australia, Southeast Asia, India, Central America, and the Caribbean.
Although Amanda is accostomed to the tropical barefoot beach life, she is always eager for an opportunity to travel to the "Amish Caribbean" in the off season to be a part of the Westshore Scuba team. She is a bit of a sissy when it comes to diving in the cold quarry, but the crew are some of the most professional she has ever worked with and there is always something interesting going on and new to learn at Westshore Scuba. As a Yoga Instructor, it is only natural that she recognizes a profound and beneficial relationship between Yoga and Scuba Diving and has been developing and teaching a unique fusion of the two since 2014, including authoring the original PADI Yoga Diver Course, which is offered at Westshore Scuba every summer."
My brother had me try his SCUBA gear back in 2012 in a pool and I instantly fell in love. For the first time I experienced the ability to stay underwater longer and check things out w/o having to return to the surface for air. It was awesome.
Six months later I obtained my first Open Water certification and couldn't wait to learn more. I have since worked my way up through dive-master. I'm comfortable at this level of certification and thoroughly enjoy helping our instructors by keeping an eye out on students not going through their skill sets, helping students to practice skills they are having difficulty with, and acting as a sounding board for people looking for hints on gear setup and streamlining.
Hard to believe it’s been almost five full years. Come see West Shore Scuba for your SCUBA certification and sign up for some dive trips with us. You won’t be disappointed!
Kurt began diving with his father in 1990 on a trip to Roatan, but “turned pro” in 2019. He has enjoyed diving all over the Caribbean and Hawaii and is excited to assist WSS’s instructors in and out of the water as they introduce others to scuba diving.
When not under the water, Kurt is land use and environmental attorney in Carlisle. Kurt’s other “professional pastime” is aviation, where he holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate for multi-engine aircraft and is also a Certificated Flight Instructor.
Kurt loves the travel, ecology, science and camaraderie of diving.