The Staff at Florida Keys Dive Shop Key Dives
Mike, Marcia & Jeri Goldberg
After careers in finance and law (Jeri, at age 13, is just thinking about boys!), Mike and Marcia threw in the corporate towel for a beach towel. After stints in Hawaii, British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, they are settling in quite nicely here in the Keys. What they love most about the diving here are the fishy reefs, especially in comparison to the Caribbean. After spending so many years diving the Caribbean, Mike and Marcia started Key Dives over 10 years ago with one main goal, to provide divers not only a beautiful dive but an unmatched level of customer service. Teaching families to dive and introducing young people to the beauties of the underwater world is something they love. Finding and identifying the small critters for their divers is also a passion. Try to challenge them and find a critter they don’t’ know – it can be done but with over 14,000 dives between them these two have seen quite a bit!
Ken Wangen – Captain/PADI Divemaster
Born and Raised in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Ken worked in the advertising field for 25 years, traveling most of the U.S. He has lived in the midwest, west coast, east coast and now resides in paradise with a dream job! He has two children and three grand kids, making family a central part of his life. His hobbies include (but not limited to) Fishing, diving, football, love to travel, and of course visiting family.
Jason Adams – Captain/PADI MSDT Instructor & SSI Instructor
After a tour with the US Marine Corps in Kuwait, and a 20-year “corporate world” sales career, Captain Jason shed his suit and tie grabbed his, board shorts and flip flops, and headed south to the islands.
Islamorada being his new home and diving being his passion. Jason now spends most of his time in the ocean as a PADI MSDT or on the ocean as a USCG Master Captain.
Emily Wells, PADI Open Water Instructor, SSI Instructor
“Living on a boat with my family, I decided it was only right to give scuba diving a try. After certification, I knew I had fallen in love. While traveling on our boat through different ports I ended up in Islamorada and my path quickly led to Key Dives. I am blessed to work below the surface teaching and sharing my passion for our beautiful ocean and the life it holds. Seeing someone’s eyes light up during their first underwater experience is so exhilarating. I also love nothing more than to take my time and find those tiny critters that are often unseen. From the tiniest cleaning shrimp to huge loggerhead turtles the life I see continues to pull me towards this exploration. I feel so privileged to share with everyone my world underwater!
John Bruen – PADI Staff Instructor, SSI Instructor
Originally from Iowa, John spent most of his life land locked in the Midwest, far from the sea. After a 20 year career in retail management, John decided to check out of the rat race, take control of his own happiness and follow his dream. Liquidating everything he owned, he moved to the Dominican Republic and completed his instructor training. Now he does what he loves most, teaching others to dive and sharing the sheer beauty of the underwater world.
Hayley Martin, PADI Staff Instructor
Born and raised in Monona, WI, Hayley graduated from The University of Nebraska with a BSc in conservation biology and exotic animal husbandry. She’s worked in zoos and aquariums in the U.S. and abroad since 2010. She became interested in marine life while working as a trainer and rescuer at Bayworld Oceanarium and Snake Park in South Africa. She completed her instructor training in Thailand and is currently working on a graduate certificate from The University of Florida in Wildlife Forensic Science. She loves teaching about conservation, animal anatomy and sidemount diving. We are all lucky to have Hayley on our team!