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Atlantis Outfitters is proud to introduce their staff to you. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can assit you with all your diving needs and questions. With a combined experience of over 200 years and thousands of dives our staff can provide you with the finest PADI diving education.

DAVE02David Snethkamp
PADI Course Director
DSAT Tec Trimix Instructor Trainer
EFR Instructor Trainer

Dave is the Operations Director for a Cleveland based engineering materials testing firm. He started diving in 1989 and became a PADI Instructorin 1996. In 2000 Dave achieved the rating of PADI Course Director. Currently Dave is an instructor for 29 specialties and an Instructor Trainer for over 23 specialties, a DSAT TecRec Instructor Trainer, as well as, a Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer and DSAT Trimix Instructor Trainer.

Dave's interests lay in technical diving, primarily cave diving. He is a certified Cave Diver, as well as Trimix Diver/Instructor Trainer.

K_Snethkamp-3Karen Snethkamp
General Manager

Karen holds an Advanced certification from PADI and enjoys scuba diving in the Florida Keys (especially Ginnie Springs!. Karen is the General Manager for Atlantis Outfitters and is responsible for overseeing all operations.

Mark McCutcheon
PADI IDC Staff Instructor
Emergency First Response Instructor

Mark started diving in 1984 while stationed at Ft. Bragg, N.C. and participated in dive activities for several years after his initial training.

He decided to become a PADI instructor after witnessing the many opportunities in the dive industry while on a diving trip to the Florida Keys several years ago.

Mark is currently certified as a PADI IDC Staff Instructor, an EFR Instructor, and a Specialty Instructor in PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy, PADI Night Diver, PADI DPV Diver, PADI Enriched Air Diver, PADI Boat Diver, PADI Drysuit Diver, PADI Wreck Diver, PADI Underwater Navigator, PADI Drift Diver, PADI Search and Recovery Diver, PADI Deep Diver, PADI Altitude Diver, PADI Self-Reliant Diver, PADI Multi-level Diver, PADI Underwater Naturalist, PADI Surface Marker Buoy Diver, Emergency Oxygen Provider, and PADI Fish ID. Mark is certified as a PSI-PCI inspector and a PADI Tec Gas Blender-Trimix and is also a Technical diver.

Justham_e-3Everett Justham
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Emergency First Response Instructor
DAN Instructor
Service Technician

After earning a Bachelors of Science in Law Enforcement Administration from Youngstown State University, Everett spent twenty-six years as a police officer and emergency medical technician, retiring in 1999.

He is married with two adult children. His wife and son are both divers.

Everett fulfilled a life long desire and started his diving education in 1980 and continued on becoming an instructor in 1983. In 1989 he became a Master Scuba Diver Trainer and now holds 19 PADI specialty instructor certifications as well as PADI Emergency First Response and 10 DAN instructor certifications. Being able to teach a wide range of courses from beginners to wreck diving, and digital underwater photography, keeps variety and excitement in his teaching experiences. His favorite dive locations, so far, are Palau and Bonaire. He enjoys underwater photography and videography, but most of all the thrill of opening up the underwater world to new divers.

Lindsey2Lindsey Brant
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Lindsey started diving in 2007 and immediately fell in love with exploring the underwater world. She made marine science a focus of her undergraduate studies and had the opportunity to work with the Miami Seaquarium, rehabilitating sea turtles and manatees as well as caring for large reef display tanks, and sharks. Lindsey now works at a local high school teaching biology and marine biology and she has the opportunity to take students to the Bahamas for an authentic marine field experience.

Her diving career led her to become an instructor in the summer of 2012 and she has had the opportunity to dive extensively in the Caribbean and the Florida Keys. She will be starting her Master's degree in 2013 and the focus will be upon marine conservation education. Hopefully her studies will lead her to Baja California, Belize, and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Lindsey2Scott Duber
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Emergency First Response Instructor

Scott started his diving adventure in 1991 with a PADI Open Water Diver certification. In 2014 he became a PADI SCUBA Instructor and an EFR Instructor.
Scott comes to us from the public safety diving world where he holds certifications as a Public Safety SCUBA Instructor, Dive Rescue 1 Trainer, Dry suit Diving Instructor, Full Face Mask Instructor and an Ice Diving Operations Instructor.
To date, Scott’s favorite places to dive are Grand Cayman, Barbados and St. Lucia.
Scott is a Lieutenant with the Akron Fire Department and is also the Water Rescue Team Leader. Scott is married with two daughters.

Starcher_TerryTerry Starcher
PADI Divemaster

Terry has been married to his wife Paula-Kay for 37 years. They have raised 4 sons and have 8 grandchildren. In August of 2001 while visiting his oldest son who is in the Navy and was stationed in Hawaii he and 2 sons did a Discover Scuba class and did 2 dives on a reef off the north shore of Oahu. Terry was hooked on diving after that. In June of 2002 he earned his open water certification. In 2003 he earned his Master Scuba Diver card and in 2006 Terry became a PADI Divemaster. All total he has 13 certifications, and as he puts it that's just so far. He has gotten them all through Atlantis Outfitters. Terry and his buddies usually dive the Ohio quarries every weekend during the dive season. He has also enjoyed trips to the Florida Keys, North Carolina, Tobermory, Ontario Canada and Lake Erie.
 By the way Terry has had a full time job working for Leppo Equipment since 1967 as a service technician.

Dan Golech-2Dan Golech
PADI Divemaster

Dan was certified as an Openwater Diver thru Atlantis Outfitters in 2007. His first diving experience after certification was the Corn Islands in Nicaragua. While Dan loves travel and diving in different places, he is usually found diving in Ohio Quarries. Dan has his Master Diver rating and has PADI certifications in 6 specialties.

Dan is married to Terry, his wife of 31 years. He has a son - Matthew, a granddaughter - Kelsey, and a grandson - Chase. Dan is usually found on his Harley Sportster with Terry when he is not diving.

Dan is employed as an independent software engineer programming custom machine controls, operator interface software, and data collections systems for the rubber, plastics, and automotive industries.

Niki_FortlageNiki Fortlage Robbins
PADI Divemaster

Niki is a R.N. from Medina who fell in love with diving in 2005. Despite Ohio's climate you can find Niki in her favorite quarries year round. Her favorite dive destinations so far are: diving the wrecks off of Moorehead City, North Carolina, the Florida Keys, and St. Croix. This past summer Niki did her training with M.A.S.T. to begin doing archaeological survey on wrecks in the Great Lakes.

Niki is certified in 10 PADI specialties and completed her Dive Master certification in August 2006. Combining her nursing background and passion for diving, in September 2006, she completed the Diver Medical Technician (DMT) training at Diver Alert Network and Duke University and received her DMT certification from the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology.

She is currently certified as an Emergency First Response Instructor for CPR / AED / First Aid for Infants, Children, and Adults and is also certified as an instructor for 8 Diver Alert Network classes.