Meet our team
A dive store is only as good as it's team, and we've got the best!
ROBYN FYFE - Owner, Instructor
I have always wanted to learn to dive as long as I can remember and diving in Galapagos was a childhood dream. When I moved to Victoria in 1980 the first thing I did was get certified, then I found a great diving community and trained up to PADI Divemaster. During my 10 years in Victoria, I regularly dived local sites and discovered the incredible, critter rich waters of Port Hardy, including breathtaking Browning Passage and the exhilarating Nakwakto Rapids. Fast forward to 2012 my husband, Scot, encouraged me to become a PADI Instructor and to this day I enjoy introducing new divers to the wonders of our ocean. Scot and I fulfilled my dream of diving in Galapagos in 2013 and we also visited Bonaire, Curacao and Thailand for some spectacular diving. Of our 6 kids, 5 are certified and we hope to have the 6th certified after she finishes giving us beautiful grandchildren who are already hooked on the idea of becoming divers. I love owning Pacific Pro Dive because it is a perfect way to build community and promote conservation. I hope to see all of you out diving soon!
What is it about diving you love? The best part of diving is the community. I love meeting new divers and experienced divers alike and sharing our wondrous underwater world with them. It is never boring seeing the same creatures over and over but so exhilarating finding new ones and the same goes for dive buddies.
What is your favourite dive site? My favourite dive site is Seven Tree Island in Browning Passage, near Port Hardy. Every dive there is sensory overload because there is so much life to see. I am truly spoiled to live where the best diving in the world is at my fingertips.
What advice can you give to new divers? Don’t stop at Open Water. Keep diving, keep learning and keep exploring the wonders of our ocean.
SCOT FYFE - Owner
I believe that our responsibility as people is to be good stewards of our planet, the animals on it and the environment in which we live. As a dive center we are in a unique position to teach people just how delicate and diverse our underwater world is. Seeing the excitement in the eyes of a new diver makes it all worthwhile. The world is an amazing place, and diving around the world has opened my eyes to how beautiful the oceans and the life in it are. It’s a reminder to never take what we have for granted.
What is it about diving you love? I love the uniqueness of underwater life and the diversity from one side of the island to the other. It is important that we educate each other on how to respect and conserve the life.
What is your favourite dive site? My favourite dive site is in Galapagos because there is so much big life.
What advice can you give to new divers? Never be afraid to ask as many questions as you can before you make your first gear purchase.
Guy Dewolf - Divemaster
Guy took up scuba diving in 2017 after retiring and moving to the Comox Valley. Guy is now a Dive Master, leading local dives, and also works in Pacific Pro Dive's Courtenay dive centre. As a military veteran Guy is also a member of CFB Comox's 19 Wing Pacific Divers Scuba Club with whom he teaches Discover Scuba Diving courses, assists with Open Water courses and serves on the club's technical committee. When not scuba diving Guy is frequently riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle year round with his fellow veteran biker friends around Vancouver Island and beyond.
What is your favourite dive site? Of the numerous amazing dive sites around Vancouver Island Guy is most fond of China Creek located just south of the town of Port Alberni. The wreck and the wall at China Creek are wonderful dives for both beginners and more advanced divers.
What is your favourite piece of dive gear? Guy's favourite piece of equipment is his underwater light, which he uses for indicating underwater points of interest for other divers and illumination for photography.
What is it about Vancouver Island diving you enjoy so much? Guy was born and raised on Vancouver Island and has a strong connection to the land and waters here. The marine life is abundant and captivatingly beautiful. With the mild winter climate, diving the waters around Vancouver Island is a year round activity. Emerging from the sea after a winter dive to see the snow capped mountains of the Central Vancouver Island Mountain Range and the Coast Mountains is to experience some of the most unparalleled natural beauty of Vancouver Island.
Andrew Luck - Divemaster
I am a retired Combat Engineer. I started diving in 1987 and have pursued
diving on and off over the years. I am currently working as a Divemaster
assisting with classes and guiding groups as well as individual divers. I
am also an active member of the Comox Base Military Dive Club where I
volunteer my time as club Vice President, Divemaster and on the Technical
Committee. When I am not in the water, I can be found riding my mountain
bike on local trails in the valley.
What is your favourite dive site? There a multitude of amazing dives on and
around Vancouver Island. When at a site I can be heard saying that Bold
Point is one of my favourites. They are all good, but given the choice, I
will go to Bold Point on Quadra Island because it has dramatic walls and an
abundance of life.
What is your favourite piece of dive gear? My favourite piece of equipment
is my mask. A good dive mask will make or break a dive. I use an Atomic
Subframe that is perfectly fitted to my face with the cheater lenses which
allows me to see my gauges and enjoy leak free dives. Buying a mask that
fits is the key.
What is it about Vancouver Island diving you enjoy so much? I love the
diversity of marine life on the island. We get the opportunity to dive with
some amazing creatures from sea lions and seals to wolf eels, octopus and
incredible flora and fauna, Every dive is a new experience.
* Leila Laamrani El Idrissi, Team Member
When I was 14 years old, I did a few dives in Cancun, Mexico. It was my
first time ever diving and I loved it so much. I knew that one day I would
get into diving. Last year, I moved to Vancouver island and I finally did my
Open Water course with Robyn. I fell in love with it. As soon as I finished
my course, I decided that I wanted to get more seriously into diving and I
got a job at the shop. Since then, I've been passionate about it and I take
every occasion I have to be in the water. My goal is to complete my
Divemaster and be able to share my passion with other divers by taking them
to incredible dive sites.
What is your favourite dive site? I love so many dive sites here. But if I
need to choose one, I would choose Madrona. Lots of sea life, octopuses,
Wolf eel, Etc.
What is it about diving you love? The community, the uniqueness of the
oceans, the connection to the earth, the silence, how it improves your
concentration and awareness, seeing things you've never seen before, etc.
Everything about diving is amazing and it is the most beautiful thing I've
ever got to experience.
What advice can you give to new divers? DON'T STOP!!!! Keep diving, do more
courses, join our club dives, ask questions, but don't stop. The more you
dive, the more comfortable you'll be at diving and the more you'll love it.
I get that it can be overwhelming at first but practice makes it perfect and
we have an amazing community here. So never be shy to ask questions. Diving
is about having fun in the end.
* Jessie Waite, Team Member
I first started my diving journey when I took the PADI Open Water course
through North Island College in the valley during 2022. I took a break from
it for a year then cam back and have worked at Pacific Pro Dive while doing
school, all the while furthering my diving knowledge. When I am not diving
I can be found skiing in the winter, hiking in the summer and any other
outdoor activities accessible to me.
What is your favourite dive site? From the various spots I've explored, the
one that stands out the most to me would be Tyee Cove. It is tucked in a
small inlet and when you follow the cool rock configurations covered with
life you might catch a glimpse of Grandpa, the well know wolf eel hiding in
the sea wall.
What is it about diving you love? I can track far and wide on mountains and
follow trails but underwater there is something mesmerizing about floating
with the countless types of creatures that thrive in these environments. It
is a completely different world to explore and learn from.
What advice can you give to new divers? When first starting to dive, TAKE
YOUR TIME. It is never a bad thing to make sure you and your buddies have
your gear and dive plan set up and understood so everyone can enjoy the
experience that much more.
Jackson Kuhn, Team Member
I started Diving when I was twelve after moving to the Comox valley from Ontario and I have loved diving since. When i'm not playing sports or at the shop i'm out in vancouver islands waters scuba diving.
What is your favorite dive site? Out of all the dive sites I've visited, I would have to say that Mermaid cove is my favorite. The statue is amazing alongside the sea life
What is it about diving that you love? Diving isn't like anything else that you will experience and that's one of the reasons I love diving, I also love diving because of the diving community.
What is advice you'd give to new divers? Be safe! Diving is fun and exciting but if you don't do a number of certain things you could seriously injure yourself.