October of 2022 begins the 11th year of ownership for Tom. Things were looking up, then, the pandemic hit. So, let’s just start here……..
Following college, Tom got into the travel business working as an agent, and later, with COMAIR, a Delta Connection Carrier. Following the corporate world, Tom recalls, “throwing up my hands and saying ‘what do I want to do'”.
Tom gained his instructor in 1995 and went to work in 1996 at Red Sail Sports in Cayman where he spent six months.. Following 18 months in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Tom was brought back to Cayman, where he worked for Parrots Landing and Tortuga Divers. before managing the business office for eight years at the Cayman Aggressor IV.
After 1.5 years away, Tom returned to Cayman with Off The Wall Divers.
When not diving in Cayman, Tom is usually diving somewhere else around the world or snow skiing. Another love of Tom’s is the CM Ranch in Dubois, WY. This area of the country was introduced to the him as a youngster and in the 70s, Tom even worked on the ranch. Now, Summer is not complete without a visit to beautiful area of the US.
Diving locations: Key Largo and the East Coast of Florida, Dominica, Honduras, Belize, Galapagos, Ireland, North Carolina, BVIs, USVIs, Cozumel, Micronesia (Yap, Chuuk, Palau), and the Philippines.
Hobbies: Music of the 60s, 70s, and Carolina Beach music; Royal Doulton collection (over 700 pieces – including numerous prototypes of MLB Baseball Teams and British Football Teams). Snow skiing is a great “release”.
Eve came to Off The Wall Divers in December, 2019, after a couple of years with on the island with Red Sail Sports.
It was 2014 when Eve “fell in love with diving” and after “just being happy” having fun dives, it was her DM course that triggered the “on switch” – Eve loved seeing students grow into actual divers.
Eve’s first stop in the industry was Koh Tao in Thailand. She fins enjoyment in showing divers the underwater world, whether is being as a guide or an instructor.
Meeting new people always make Eve happy, and she says she’s “up for a challenge”. She describes herself as “social, team-player” and “hard worker”.
We welcome Eve to our “family of divers”. During the pandemic, Eve has stayed active walking her “rescue” dog, “Tripod”, working out, diving with friend and doing some nanny work.
Off the Wall Divers staff are friendly, fun, and competent. We dove with them after a recommendation of a friend who has been diving with them for over 10 years, if not longer! Great service all around. We were picked up right on time at our hotel, and taken care of from start to finish with gear, snacks, and friendly dive masters. …My only complaint was that my visit was too short to go back and do more dives!! I’ll definitely dive with them again if I’m ever lucky enough to make it back to Cayman.
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