Meet the Team

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Your Dedicated TSC Instructor Team

Peter Mikhail

Peter Mikhail

Peter Mikhail is an instructor and co-founder of the Toronto Scuba Centre. Peter has been training students in recreational scuba diving for more than 10 years. Peter is rated as a Master Scuba Diver Trainer and teaches many of the speciality courses offered through...

Tiff Laprise

Tiff Laprise

Tiffany took up diving in 2008 before moving to Australia to pursue a career in teaching. While in Australia she had the opportunity to dive some of the best sites on the west and south coasts, and fell in love with the richness of life in the sea. Since then, she has...

Chelsea Ingle

Chelsea Ingle

Chelsea attributes her love of diving to her parents, who taught her how to swim with flippers and to dive at a young age. If you ask her about her early memories it will be tough for her to pick any that do not involve the ocean in some capacity. While this early...

Christine Trosztmer

Christine Trosztmer

Christine started diving back in 1982 here in Ontario, getting her dad involved as her dive buddy. She dove locally mostly, diving in Tobermory and the Moskokas. In 2005 Christine began working towards her Dive Master certification while studying medicine on the Dutch...

Josh Labell

Josh Labell

Josh began diving while on holiday in the Dominican Republic in 2008 and he was immediately hooked and diving became his primary passion. Throughout the summer of 2009 Josh trained intensively in Key Largo, Florida ascending to the professional level of PADI...

Jason Dykstra

Jason Dykstra

Jason has had a lifelong interest in scuba diving and the wonders of the ocean. He began his dive live as a boy snorkeling in Grand Cayman on a family trip which keyed an interest to dive deeper and longer and see more oceans and amazing wildlife. Jason eventually...

Eglys Vera

Eglys Vera

Eglys fell in love with scuba diving after completing a discovery session in Chichiriviche de la Costa, Venezuela. That day she decided to become a profesional diver: in 2 years she was open water scuba instructor, then became specialty instructor and within the...

Your Wonderful Head of Dive Travel

Gillian Babington

Gillian Babington

Gillian got her Open Water Certification in August 2016 so she could dive Silfra in Iceland and touch the North American tectonic plate and the Eurasian tectonic plate. Immediately after getting back from Iceland she jumped on the opportunity of a lifetime to join TSC...

Your Great Divemaster Team

Yan Laporte

Yan Laporte

Yan started scuba diving in 2011 while on a month trip to Thailand. Having some time to spare, he took the Padi Open Water certification in Koh Tao, the scuba mecca of south east Asia. He was always fascinated by the astounding variety of marine life and the multitude...

Paul Bradshaw

Paul Bradshaw

Paul Bradshaw first experienced scuba diving in 1985 age 10, however it wasn’t until 2007 that he rediscovered the sport and took it up in earnest. A graduate of Toronto Scuba Centre, Paul has worked with both principle instructors to obtain the level of divemaster....

Our Amazing Divemasters In Training

Meaghan Hill

Meaghan Hill

As a Marine & Freshwater Biology graduate from the University of Guelph, trying out scuba diving seemed to be the natural next step for Meghan. She first began diving in 2012 completing her Open Water course locally at a site in Marmora near Peteborough. In 2015...

Leonard Lim

Leonard Lim

Len is a hobbyist landscape photographer and has his certificate from George Brown. Thinking that photography on land was too saturated, he wanted to explore the surface beneath and to share his experience through photograph, which led him to start his dive...

Miles Fredericks

Miles Fredericks

Miles took up scuba diving 8 years ago while on vacation in Mexico. Since then he has had the opportunity to dive in warm water all over the Caribbean, including Roatan, Costa Rica and Cuba. Miles is a people person with a passion for travel, adventure and life long...

Nicole Minutti

Nicole Minutti

Nicole Minutti has been diving since 2007 - she is passionate about helping others share in the excitement, adventure and community that comes with being a certified PADI scuba diver. Some of her favourite diving locations so far include Belize, Roatan (Honduras),...

Alison Sclanders

Alison Sclanders

Alison grew up in Adelaide, South Australia and spent her childhood and teenage years by the ocean and was fascinated and loved the beach life from a very early age. It has always been a place that holds great joy for her. She got into snorkelling as a young adult and...

Patrick Sweitzer

Patrick Sweitzer

Patrick spent an unfortunate amount of time thinking "I'll get around to trying Scuba"... After a couple Discover Scuba dives in late 2015 while on Christmas vacation in Cuba it just felt like something he should have always been doing and it seemed to snowball from...

Matthew McTaggart

Matthew McTaggart

Matthew completed his open water course in 1998 while vacationing on the Red Sea in Egypt. More recently, he has completed his Advanced and Enriched Air courses with TSC, and is now working towards becoming a Divemaster.  Lately, Matthew has been enjoying recreational...

Steve Cochetto

Steve Cochetto

Steve began diving with the Toronto Scuba Club in 2014. In addition multiple trips to Brockville, Steve has accompanied TSC to Grand Cayman, Indonesia and Galapagos. Steve has completed his Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver PADI courses (almost). Steve has a real...

Pedram Kaya

Pedram Kaya

Pedram’s fascination with scuba started at early age; as a child he spent many hours in the Museum of Underwater Archeology in the repurposed 15th century Knights of St. John castle located in his hometown of Bodrum, Turkey. Seeing the ancient artifacts of early...

Justin Iskander-Williams

Justin Iskander-Williams

Justin started scuba diving during the summer of 2003 in South Africa where he was born and raised. After being introduced to diving by his cousin, who is an instructor, Justin committed himself to learning all he could about this wonderful new hobby. Shortly after...

James Giroux

James Giroux

I completed my Junior Open Water Diver in 1994 at the age of 14. During a vacation to Costa Rica early in 2016, I got back into the sport after several non-diving years . Since then I have travelled to Brockville several times with Toronto Scuba, and The Bahamas...

Our Talented Photographer and Videographer

Serena Kelly

Serena Kelly

Serena started diving in 2015, she is a conservation photographer and has a background in the environmental sciences. After graduating from an Environmental Technology program she realized combining her passions would be most beneficial. She got her Open Water...