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  1315 HWY 1187 Suite 101 Mansfield, TX 76063  |  (817) 483-0376 | Mon - Fri: 10a-6:30p, Sat 11a-4p
 
Kevin Williams


Kevin Williams is an SSI Instructor Trainer, PADI IDC Staff Instructor, Multiple Specialties Instructor, Emergency First Response Instructor, Public Safety Diver Instructor, and a Scuba Equipment Service Technician.  Kevin began his professional diver training with High Tide Scuba in 2012 as a PADI Divemaster and has continued professional training during subsequent years. He has completed specialized training in equipment repair and maintenance with American Underwater Products (AUP – Oceanic, Aeris & Hollis), Sherwood Scuba, Atomic Aquatics, Mares, Aqua Lung, Apeks, Scuba Pro, PADI’s TEC Gas Blender, and PADI’s Equipment Specialist courses. Throughout the various and extensive specialty training that Kevin has received, he is very partial to PADI’s Distinctive Specialty Course - FULL Face Mask and also enjoys PADI’s Recreational Sidemount Diving as his two favorite training courses and recreational diving activities.   Kevin is an avid outdoorsman, especially those activities that are conducted on or near the water. He likes to hike, camp, ride mountain bikes, kayak, standup paddleboard, and of course scuba dive at every opportunity. Whenever possible, Kevin has his two Hungarian Vizsla’s accompany him on all of his outdoor activities, they are very special members of his family.
Jonathan Polak (Fuzzy)



Jonathan “Fuzzy” Polak is a SSI and Padi Scuba instructor who started diving in 2014 with a discover scuba dive in Cozumel. After he arrived home he found High tide and his journey started. He dove (pun intended) into Open water, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Enriched Air Diver, Advanced Open Water, and Rescue Diver certifications all within a year. He then spent the next 4 years working as a divemaster candidate and diving abroad. In early 2019 he finished his divemaster internship and immediately started studying to become an instructor which he completed almost immediately. He genuinely loves teaching and working as a professional through High tide. He is certified to take you all the way through the ranks and can teach a “boatload” of specialties. His favorites are night, wreck, enriched air, and bringing new professionals in as divemasters. In 2020 he found another love, Apnea, and spearfishing. As with scuba he quickly rose through the ranks and became a Freediving and Mermaid instructor. His favorite places to dive are the US Virgin Islands, Cozumel, and anything Caribbean.


Marc Capots



Marc Capots is a certified PADI Master Scuba Diver and an Emergency First Response Instructor. He is also credited with 15 specialty instructor certifications that include boat diving, drift diving, night diving, enriched air (nitrox), peak performance buoyancy, wreck diving, side mount, dry suit, and Care for Children w/AED Instructor just to name a few. Marc Capots started his diving experiences in 2012 and has logged over 800 dives including Cozumel, Flower Gardens, Honduras, Florida Keys, Florida Atlantic Coast, Bonaire, Vancouver Canada, and many other Caribbean locations and inland lakes in Texas. His other diving passions also include side mount technical diving and working with High Tide Scuba on yearly Project Aware programs finding local lake and marine clean-up opportunities. Marc’s scuba teaching philosophy is to make every student excited and enthusiastic about scuba diving while understanding how to take care of our fragile underwater ecosystem as students continue to gain more experiences and certifications beyond open water.
Heather Gepford



Heather Gepford is a certified SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor.  She is also certified to teach 15 SSI specialty courses including deep diving, navigation, night & limited visibility, enriched air nitrox, science of diving, photo & video, fish identification, boat diving, perfect buoyancy, diver stress & rescue, and waves, tides & currents.  Heather started diving in 2008, after she and her husband decided they wanted to do something more than just sitting on a beach somewhere for their 20th anniversary.  Within 14 months, they had both completed the requirements to be SSI Master Divers.  Heather entered the dive professional ranks as an SSI Dive Control Specialist in 2010, certifying as an SSI and a PADI open water instructor in 2013 and 2015 respectively.  She has logged well over 500 dives in a variety of locations including the Bahamas, Belize, Bonaire, the Cayman Islands, Cozumel, Curacao, Honduras, Fiji, the Florida Keys and Atlantic coast, and freshwater locations including Texas lakes & quarries and Florida springs & caverns.  As an engineer, Heather’s teaching philosophy is to go beyond just teaching the how but to also explain the why so that smarter, safer decisions can be made when encountering new situations underwater.  She also believes that every dive is a learning opportunity, no matter how may dives you have under your weight belt; in addition to honing your skills, dives routinely provide opportunities to learn more about yourself and the underwater world.  On those rare occasions when Heather is not diving or talking about diving, you can find her hanging out with her husband Denny, her two beagles, and/or her yellow Jeep Wrangler.


Derek Lee-Wo



Derek Lee-Wo is an SSI Assistant Instructor and a PADI Divemaster.  He has always dreamt of learning to scuba dive and eventually embarked on that dream after taking a Discover Scuba class while on vacation in Cancun.  After becoming Open Water certified, he was hooked and quickly moved on to more and more advanced certifications including Deep Diver, TEC40, and TEC Sidemount.  He then moved into the Pro certifications becoming a PADI Divemaster and then an SSI Assistant Instructor.  He has managed to convince his entire family to become certified divers so they can dive as a family when on vacation. Derek's favorite dive so far has been the Great Barrier Reef with his family. When Derek isn't scuba diving, he's either triathlon training or working as a Software Engineering Executive.
Beth Mullin


Beth Mullin is a certified PADI Master Scuba Diving Trainer, Emergency First Response Instructor and SSI Instructor.


Beth started her dive career in 2016 with High Tide Scuba and has been addicted ever since.  She fell in love with the underwater world immediately.  Her drive is to share the first underwater breath with her students. Watching them learn and enjoying more and more from her. To help broaden already certified divers to learn and enjoy even more skills and courses. Have an understanding and respect for our oceans and ocean  life.  Scuba diving is her ZEN!  Beth loves to smile and have fun.  She has been diving in several places.. To name just a few: Grand Turk, Exumas in the Bahamas, Cozumel, Tulum ( cenote diving), Isla Mujeras, Roatan, Costa Maya, Belize, Texas Flower Gardens, Grand Cayman, Puerto Rico and Little Cayman.   When Beth is not diving, she works in healthcare and enjoys her family of  3 beautiful daughters, 2 grandsons and 4 precious calves. 

Beth is certified to teach open water/advanced open water and a variety of specialty courses that include boat diving, night diving, drift diving, side mount diving, enriched air (nitrox), peak performance buoyancy,- wreck diving, full face mask, Rescue diving, search and recovery, navigation, just to  name a few.

 

 

Peter McRee (Doc)



Peter “Doc” McRee is a local chiropractor who started his diving experience in 2017. Doc’s interest in scuba diving started as a preteen watching “Sea Hunt”, thinking “It must be really cool breathing underwater for 30 minutes and not having to come to the surface”. He is a PADI Dive Master and SSI Assistant Instructor. He enjoys watching new student divers become certified divers. Doc has a passion for diving and has certified in deep diving, night diving, wreck diving, underwater navigation, full face mask, drysuit, nitrox, search and recovery, rescue diving and oxygen provider. He has logged over 300 dives in places like Fiji, Cozumel, Roatan, Belize, Playa del Carmen, Flordia Keys, Megalodon tooth diving in Florida Gulf, shark diving in Florida Atlantic, and, of course, diving the murky waters of The Scuba Ranch and Ben Wheeler. You can find him diving and/or assisting in diver training most weekends from May to October.
Brian Ehrler



Brian Ehrler is an SSI-certified Open Water Instructor.  Brian is also certified to teach many SSI specialty courses including perfect buoyancy, navigation, enriched air nitrox, science of diving,  marine ecology, diver stress & rescue, deep diving, and drysuit equipment specialty.   Brian became a certified open water diver in 2018, when he and his sons ventured into the underwater world as they coordinated a BSA Sea Scouting SCUBA event.   Since then Brian has logged 300+ dives in Texas inland lakes, Flower Gardens in the Gulf, Florida, Cozumel, Honduras, and Bonaire.   Brian enjoys traveling and exploring new places both above and below the water.  Brian's teaching philosophy is "There is always something new to learn, so why not have fun learning it."  A safe and fun learning environment provides a platform where students can develop their skills to enjoy the underwater world.   The more people we have enjoying the underwater environment, the more people we have with a desire to protect and preserve it.  
Mitzi Holdren




Sean Mullins


Sean Mullins is a PADI certified Dive Master. Sean has certifications from SSI for Enriched Air Nitrox, Science of Diving, Marine Ecology, Diver Stress & Rescue, and Drysuit Diving. Sean’s first diving experience was over 20 years ago. Sean has experienced blue water adventures in Hawaii, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Cancun, Bonaire, Aruba, Turks & Caicos, Florida, and Egypt. “I love being underwater. It is a completely different world. For me it is like being an astronaut. I get to experience an environment that is not natural for me to operate in, and I get to engage with amazing creatures. I truly enjoy helping people learn to dive. To see that growth in confidence and overcoming the initial challenges is very enjoyable.”

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