Mission Statement

Through our affiliation with Scuba Schools International (SSI), we will share our love of Scuba in a safe, responsible manner to individuals wishing to broaden their understanding of Scuba or of the ever-changing and fascinating underwater environment, making the experience exciting, educational and motivating

SCUBA, like life, is what you make it: cutting-edge excitement, quiet relaxation and everything in between. We invite you to explore Scuba diving in the areas that would interest you most.

“Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit” – Frank Borman

Meet the Team

We are a team of dedicated diving professionals, ready to help you achieve your diving goals and skills.

Randy Evans

Randy Evans

Owner, Instructor, Chief Diver

An avid diver and experienced teacher, Randy Evans continues to grow one of the most extensive resumes in the diving community. His love for teaching, and passion for giving back to the community turns even a classroom into a place of discovery. Beginning in 1984 in the Catabwa River to West Palm Beach, he was captivated from the start. Gaining passion with each dive, he graduated to Dive Control Specialist in 1988, then SSI and Nitrox instructor in 1990. However, he couldn‘t stop there. Advancing with Dan O2 in 1993, NASDS Instructor in 1995, Red Cross First Aid CPR & AED instructor in 1999, he reached a special calling in 2001, as an instructor trainer. You can’t be around him long without hearing the phrase, "The more you know, the more you will enjoy diving." And that’s what he does. Filling the ocean with safe, knowledgeable divers who make the most of this rewarding venture.

Chris Meadows

Chris Meadows

Technical Instructor

Chris has been diving for over Ten Years and has an amazing amount of experience. He enjoys teaching Technical Divers and Open Water Divers. Chris’s entire family dives and they all truly love the water. Chris is also our gear guru, stop by the store and he can share his expertise with you,.

Lee Ayers

Lee Ayers

Instructor

A Dive Control Specialist since 2013 and diving since 2010. Lee has quickly been bitten by the bug to teach. He is an Open Water Instructor.. Although bitten by diving a little later in life Lee has been in and on the water all of his life, starting with jumping in a swimming pool at age 2 and immediately swiming to the side. Lee also is a United States Power Squadaron certified boating safety instructor for both classroom and on the water boat handling training . He holds a US Coast Guard Master Captains license as well. When asked where he dives he replies "anywhere from a mud puddle to the deep blue sea". He enjoys all aspects of diving from tropical open water wreck and reef diving to light salvage recovery work in limited visibility and cold water (Dry suit required). Come share Lee‘s passion for every aspect of 70+% of the earth’s surface covered by water.

Michael Maus

Michael Maus

Dive Control Specialist

Mike was certified in 1997. He always had an interest in the sport and decided to do his "senior exit project" in high school on the safety of diving. Since then he has worked to advance his skill sets in the sport and has received his advance open water, rescue diver, nitrox, dry suit, and dive control specialist. He will soon start to work on his courses to become a full open water instructor and is looking into technical diving as well. He loves getting in the pool or going out with new people and introducing the sport to them and bringing them into the Xplore Scuba family. Side note: If you have a free moment you should ask him about a dive trip he took with Dan Lacher (a.k.a. Mike‘s "Glo-Bro") which earned him Xplore Scuba’s Dive Buddy of the Year award in 2013.

Rick Dooley

Rick Dooley

Instructor

Rick has been diving since 1967. Most of the dive equipment Rick learned to dive with can now be seen in a museum. In addition to his initial certification with NASDS in 1968, Rick has 3 - 4 years experience diving for the US Military. He has been an SSI Open Water Instructor since 2012 and is also the President of the Sun City Carolina Lake SCUBA Club. He and wife Julie continue to log 40 to 50 dives a year.

Sean Meadows

Sean Meadows

Camp Programs Instructor

Sean has been diving since 2010. To date he has logged over 200 dives since he has started diving . He is a certified open water instructor. Sean is our instructor for our Scuba Camp. . One of his favorite places to dive is Orange Grove in Peacock Springs, Florida where he learned to cave dive with different lights and diving the cemetery at Lake Jocassee.

Bob McGill

Bob McGill

Dive Control Specialist
Frank Stokes

Frank Stokes

Dive Guide