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Meet Our Staff

ed krawczyk


Working for a major corporation managing engineering and construction projects all over the world I always felt pulled to the seas. In 1990, while on a 3 year assignment in Cartagena Spain, I got certified and on the first dive … Read More

marge krawczyk


I remember it well, “what am I doing in Destin, FL in the middle of March” – cold water, no sun, long days, mask fogging; this is fun….??? This scenario was taking me out of my warm, fuzzy home for … Read More

bud ledford

service technician and scuba instructor

While working for Verizon I was transferred to Florida. One item on my bucket list was to learn to scuba dive. 20 years later this is where I am, retired from Verizon and working and teaching at Calypso. During the … Read More

david oliver

service manager

Always being the adventurous type I spanned a 20 year career in the military taking me all over the world and getting to do some amazing things. The one thing that I never got to do was SCUBA diving. After … Read More

ilsia szczepanski

scuba instructor

In 2001, the local dive shop in Maryland mailed cards inviting people to come “Discover Scuba Diving” and my husband fell in love with breathing underwater. I was talked into taking the open water class with him and since then … Read More

rob brand

service technician and scuba instructor

In 2005 I was living in the Tampa area and a friend said, as a joke that i need to get my scuba certification because it was required for my driver’s license! Of course, not true, but still went and … Read More

ed zellem

scuba instructor

I got my first PADI certification in a cold, dark quarry near Pittsburgh in 1986. Since then I became a U.S. Navy captain and the award-winning author of three books. I’ve had adventures and dives all over the world. Fast … Read More