MEET THE STAFF


Aquatic Ventures is a full-service Dive Center that is dedicated to making the SCUBA certification process lots of fun and convenient for you.

Whether you’re looking for SCUBA Instruction, need to buy gear, or want to plan a dive trip, we can meet your needs.
We also service equipment and fill and service tanks. Let Aquatic Ventures show you the best that South Florida diving has to offer!

Our outstanding instructors stand ready to teach you the fun of Scuba diving from Open Water Certification to Open Water Instructor. If you are thinking this could be a career move for you, talk to Kary, he will work with you to get your fully prepared to ace your Instructor Evaluation.
Read about our team members below!

 

Kary McNeal

Kary is an Instructor Trainer with National Association of Scuba Educators (NASE),  Master Dive Instructor with Technical Diving International (TDI) Scuba Diving International (SDI), Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI), Dive Instructor with Professional Diving Instructors Corporation (PDIC), and a DSD Dive Master with Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI). Kary started diving in the United Stated Marine Corps, and also worked in the Commercial Diving field. He has had the privilege of diving in the warm water of the Caribbean to the frigged waters of the Arctic. Kary is an accomplished Wreck diver with a passion for underwater exploration. Kary is also the Owner of Dive4Vets, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that teaches combat wounded service members how to scuba dive for the therapeutic benefits, and this organization pays 100% of the cost for the first certification of any combat wounded service member, including PTSD.

 

 

 Thomas Carpenter
Tom Carpenter began diving in 1965 at the age of 10. With borrowed equipment adapted to his size and vision for adventure, he descended beneath the waves at Hillsboro Beach, FL. In the years to come, Tom would explore waters both tropical and frigid. From sunny blue waters of the Caribbean, to the chilly darkness off Scotland and from the Chesapeake Bay to the Mediterranean Sea, he followed his passion. A career in the U.S. Navy broadened tom’s skills and experience as a diver, equipping him to enter the Ocean for the sea, air, or land and deploying him in specialties including combat search and rescue. Now Tom dives for pleasure and write of his adventures, promoting the sport of beach diving and championing the cause of Marine Conservation. As an instructor affiliated with Scuba Diving International (SDI), he trains divers new and certified to become safe and proficient in the spart he considers a lifetime adventures.
Tom Carpenter
ROBERT J. SCRIBA
Robert is a Dive Instructor with Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI) Robert is a native of South Florida and has grown up around the water. Robert was first introduced to scuba diving in 2001 in the Florida Keys and got Open Water Scuba certified in November of 2007, right here in Ft Lauderdale Florida, and has been an instructor since December 2012. Robert has a great deal of experience in wreck, drift, deep, and night diving, with beach diving and Nitrox as specialties.
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