Who We Are
The team members that make it all happen
David Gilchrist has been scuba diving for 45 year, Over that period he has earned Instructor ratings with ACUC, CMAS and a Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating with PADI.
He attended Brock University, majoring in Biological Studies. With an interest in biology, scuba diving and photography, it was a natural step to pursue all 3 interests. He has taken underwater photographs in the Great Lakes, the East and West coast of Canada and, with support and funding through the Canada Council and the Arctic Awareness Program, in the High Arctic at Resolute Bay. He has also explored and photographed the beautiful coral reefs of the Caribbean , Hawaii and Micronesia as well as the Meditteranean Sea in the south of France.
Bill is a long time resident of the Niagara Region. He was instantly addicted to the underwater world after he tried scuba diving while on vacation in the Dominican Republic. Bill has been diving since 2004. He has explored the waters around southern Ontario, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Cuba. His certifications include open water, advanced open water, drysuit, and enriched air (nitrox). Bill also assists the team with Underwater photography and videography.
Born and raised in Quebec, Francois began diving in 1975. Over the years he has enjoyed recreational diving in many interesting locations in Quebec, Ontario, Florida and the Caribbean.
Despite challenges related to a traumatic accident, he has a renewed enthusiasm for both scuba and free diving. He recently completed the HSA advanced open water/ SDI solo diving and SDI diver propulsion vehicle course. He also participated in strong current diving with Jill Heinerth. He has been involved with Freedom at Depth, an organization who’s mission is to train people with disabilities to scuba dive.
One of his goals for the future is to experience cave diving in Exuma.