About Us

Here at Coral Edge Adventures it is our goal and honor to help each and every diver. Whether you are a new diver, tech diver, or experienced diver we will strive to assist you in any way we can. Coral Edge Adventures LLC opened because we had a passion and dream to bring the joy of diving to our community. We also wanted to bring about a sport that can be enjoyed individually, entire families as well as groups of friends. It is our privilege to start you out on a lifelong adventure that will take you to places only dreamed of.   At Coral Edge Adventures, our focus is on providing fun, safe, and affordable SCUBA training, dive equipment services, retail inventory, and dive travel adventures that will be reflected upon the rest of your life!

We are here to provide the dive community with a large and diverse array of dive equipment, and services for that equipment. We strive to provide the consumer with the most complete and accurate knowledge about the gear they purchase.

On a more personal note Coral Edge Adventures was started to feed our passion for SCUBA diving, and teaching SCUBA. We are committed to protecting the worlds ocean ecosystems, and aquatic life.

Coral Edge Adventures staff are certified in the following agencies:

                      

Joe Murray - IT
 Joe Murray
 
 Nate Leazer
 Joe Murray
 
 Joe Murray 
 Joe Murray 
 Joe Murray - IT
 Joe Murray
 
Jim Murray    Joe Murray 
 Joe Murray 
 
Jim Murray - IT
 Jim Murray 
Jon Kaminski Jim Murray 
Jim Murray 
 
Jim Murray  
Jim Murray  - IT
 
Jim Murray 
 
Kevin Leuenberger Jim Murray  
Jim Murray 
Nick Poss
Bill Chadwell
 
Kyle Rogers

Nick Poss
 
Nick Poss
Nick Poss
 
 Kyle Rogers

 
Bill Chadwell
Greg Roach               
        Kevin Leuenberger    Bill Chadwell       
Greg Roach 
            Nate Leazer       
JT Whitt              Ron Avery       
Ron Avery 
            Kyle Rogers       
Kathy Avery              Kathy Avery       

 

LIVE TO DIVE   DIVE TO LIVE

CEA Staff

 Scuba Instructor    Joe Murray
   Owner / Instructor

  IANTD - 8343
  TDI/SDI/CPROx1stAED - 12273
  PADI - 196379
  EFR - 196379
  NAUI - 57061
  SSI - 71440

Joe is an organic chemist by trade and has also worked in the coral reef research field for several years as a scientific diver.  In June of 2000, Joe began diving and quickly became hooked.  He achieved his advanced certifications through Master Diver by the end of 2001 and after enjoying being under the waves for a few years, he obtained his Divemaster certification in 2005 and continued to work as a "teaching" Divemaster.  In 2006 Joe went through the Instructor Development Course in Florida to obtain his Open Water Scuba Instructor rating  and in 2007 became a PADI MSDT.  Joe is also an avid rebreather diver and is an instructor for the the rEVO CCR, the Hollis Prism 2 CCR, and the Hollis Explorer SCR.  

Joe's dive travels have taken him to reef areas in South Florida, throughout the Caribbean,  Palau, Micronesia, and Raja Ampat-Indonesia.  Joe is an avid UW photographer / videographer, and is always ready to dive into the world's oceans to capture a few more candid pics of the oceans' inhabitants
  Jim Murray 
   Owner / Instructor

  IANTD - 8344
  SDI/TDI/CPROx1stAED - 12276
  NASE -
  PADI - 177514
  EFR - 177514
 
SSI - 71635
  NAUI - 57060

Jim recently retired  as a research marine ecologist and scientific diver for the USGS. His  research focus included ecosystem history and restoration issues in South Florida and coral reef research in Everglades National Park and surrounding areas of southern Florida. Jim has been a PADI MSDT since 2003 and in 2007 became a SDI/TDI Instructor. He is a Dive Safety Officer for both the USGS and the American Academy of Underwater Scientists (AAUS) and is a certified Scientific Diver with both agencies. Jim is an avid rebreather diver and is an instructor for the the rEVO CCR, the Hollis Prism 2 CCR, and the Hollis Explorer SCR.     

Jim has a strong passion for reef preservation and restoration and brings this passion and energy to Coral Edge Adventures, coordinating efforts to help with reef clean-up, water quality improvements and ongoing restoration efforts in the marine systems of South Florida and Chesapeake Bay areas.
  Bill Chadwell 
  Instructor

  TDI/SDI - 17540
  SSI - 27121 (inactive)
  DAN Pro - 2064374
  Nautical Archaeology Society Part 1


Bill Chadwell was certified as a scuba diver in 1988 and has been researching and diving the wrecks of German World War II U-boats since 1992. Bill decided to move into the professional ranks in 2006 and was certified that year as a Scuba Schools International Dive Control Specialist and as an Open Water Scuba Instructor in 2008.  In 2009, he developed and began teaching the U-boat Diving specialty course, a unique course that focuses on the history of the Battle of the Atlantic and the wrecks of German World War II submarines located off the US East Coast.  Bill is also a technical diver and instructor, certifying as a Technical Diving International (TDI) Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures diver in 2010, as a TDI Trimix Diver in 2012, and as a TDI Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures Instructor in early 2013.  In late 2012, Bill provided the impetus for the creation of The Battle of the Atlantic Research and Expedition Group, a private organization dedicated to historical research and underwater archaeology of the World War I and II Battles of the Atlantic. This past May, Bill led an underwater archeological expedition to survey and map the wreck of the Soviet tanker Ashkhabad, sunk in April, 1942 by the German submarine U-402.  The Ashkhabad survey was a collaborative project with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary.  Bill is also an official volunteer research diver for the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary.  During his diving career, he has been diving in a variety of exotic locations around the world, including Israel, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Canada, New England, the Florida Keys, Central Florida caverns, and the North Carolina Outer Banks. In the course of some of these expeditions, he has accumulated multiple dives on every German World War II U-boat wreck within recreational diving limits on the US East Coast.
  Greg Roach 
  Instructor

  SDI/TDI - 18506
  PADI - 316325


A Professional Engineer and ship designer by trade, Greg has been diving since 2011 and knew immediately he wanted to join the professional ranks.  He earned his Divemaster certification with Coral Edge Adventures in 2012 and Instructor certification mid 2013 and hopes to continue with his diving education into the future.  Greg has an irrational enjoyment of the physics of diving and plans to go into tech and rebreather diving in his "spare" time. 

At some point in the (hopefully near) future Greg hopes to shake his day job habit and focus more on a life of diving and leisure, including obtaining his quarry and aquarium diver certifications.  Greg is also a proud graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University -- GO HOKIES!!!
  Nathan Leazer 
  Instructor

  SDI - 19089
  ERDI - 19089
  PADI - 333347
  DAN - 2348953

  EMT-B - B012315312
  
SSI -

Nate began diving in 2007 while in college.  He is a Police Officer with a local agency, where he is a member of his agencies underwater search & recovery unit; additionally Nate is a state certified EMT.

Nate obtained professional certifications with several agencies: SDI, PADI and DAN.  In addition, Nate was one of Coral Edge Adventures first trained SDI Solo Diver.  He is currently working towards advancing his instructor certifications; and exploring Tech Diving and Freediving.

Nate is continually dedicated to expanding his training and education.
  Kevin Leuenberger 
  Instructor

 NAUI - 14472
 SDI - 17530
 DEMP - 2347423


Kevin has been diving for over 23 years, after getting certified while in college (no, it was not for an underwater basket-weaving class), and developed a life-long love of the ocean. Kevin became a NAUI instructor in 1992, and has taught in South Carolina, California and Virginia. In 2012, He also became an SDI Instructor. His goal is to continue to learn new things about the dive business, and to become CCR certified.

One of Kevin's major projects has been to grow his own dive buddies (as you can see in the picture, it's working!). When not working at his day job to pay for scuba gear for himself and his two dive buddies, you can find him instilling his passion for diving and the oceans to new scuba divers at CEA, and trying not to buy more toys.
  Nick Poss 
  Instructor

  SDI - 18507
  PADI - 330402


Nick began diving in 2011 with Coral Edge Adventures.  Working with CEA has fueled his passion for scuba and he quickly became a Divemaster and in turn an Instructor.  Nick currently attends VT where he is actively involved in a SCUBA club and is helping to spread the word about this underwater sport. 
  JT Whitt 
  Instructor

  SDI - 18508

JT started with Coral Edge Adventures in 2011 and quickly became hooked to the sport of scuba diving and worked his way to Instructor level.  Since his certifications he has been diving in places such as Grand Cayman and Florida. 

JT recently graduated from Flagler College in Florida and when you don't see him in scuba gear or in the classroom, you can find him doing his other favorite water sport...surfing.
  Kathy Avery 
   Instructor

  SDI -  20302
    SSI - 71636

Kathleen Avery has been a recreational diver and has been diving with her dive buddy, Ron Avery since 2005. She became a Rescue Diver and a Professional Dive Master with Coral Edge in 2014. Kathy has been a special education teacher for 12 years and works for the Prince William County School System. Her passion for helping others and scuba diving is also the reason why she wants to eventually become a Scubility Instructor with Coral Edge in order to teach adults with disabilities how to scuba dive. She has experience with over 200 ocean dives including wreck, deep, and cenote cave diving. Another favorite activity that Kathy pursues with scuba diving is underwater photography.

 Ron Avery 
   Instructor

  SDI - 20301

Ron Avery has been diving recreationally since 2005 and has over 200 ocean dives ranging from wreck, deep and cenote cave dives. He has been working for a local site contractor as a Senior Estimator for the past 20 years. Diving is his passion and he wanted to do more with the sport. He became a Rescue Diver and a Professional Dive Master with Coral Edge in 2014. Ron is looking forward to assisting the Coral Edge Team with all diving endeavors. Ron’s goal is to become an instructor with Coral Edge and also become a Scubility Instructor to assist with training adults with disabilities to experience the wonders of the underwater world through scuba diving.


  Jon Kaminski 
   Instructor

  SDI -19461
  ERDI -19461
  Kyle Rogers 
  Instructor

 PADI - 353619
 SDI - 18546

Kyle became a certified diver in 2011 and a divemaster in 2013.  He looks forward to growing with CEA and training to become an instructor.  Kyle enjoys scuba diving because of all the new experiences and adventures it offers; every dive is a new opportunity to learn and grow as an individual.  

When the not in the water, Kyle enjoys spending time outdoors and playing sports.  He is a assistant coach for the varsity lacrosse team at a local high school.  Kyle's scuba travels have taken him to the Turks and Caicos, Key Largo, and Cozumel.
Fred EngleUnrecognized Guid format.
   Divemaster

  SDI - 20942

Fred was certified as a PADI Divemaster in 1980 and worked at Florida Institute of Technology in the Underwater Technology program that trained research and commercial divers.  He recently crossed over to SDI as a DM and he is a TDI certified Advanced Wreck and Trimix diver.  He is also a NOAA science diver and he has participated in wreck surveys off North Carolina in support of the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary.  Over the year's Fred has dove the Keys, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, offshore Mexico and the Yucatan's cenotes, the Pacific coast of Panama, the U.S. and Canadian sides of the Great Lakes, the U.S. Northeast and Mid
  Rob Taylor 
   Divemaster

 SDI - 121634

Rob has enjoyed the ocean and its wonderful marine life every sense he was little.  He has been diving since 2006 where he started as an SSI Open Water Diver. Rob went on to complete Advanced Open Water, Nitrox, Stress and Rescue all under SSI. After some time and logging many dives Rob also earned the SSI Master Diver Certification.  After joining the team at Coral Edge Adventures, Rob completed his SDI Divemaster Certification and is looking forward to going on to the SDI Instructor course. Rob has experience diving in various lakes and quarries around the south as well as various dive sites in the Gulf of Mexico. He has also spent time at several great dive sites in southern Thailand, Hawaii and Mexico. Robs' 16 year old son, who was certified at the age of 10, enjoys being included on dives as a father-son buddy team. Rob looks forward to new experiences and new opportunities to advance his dive training. 
  Scott Douglas 
   Divemaster Candidate

 SDI -

Scott is a retired Army Vet 22 years now. He currenly works as an Equine Pediatrist (Farrier). Scott and his wife started diving in the Fall of 2011 and has been working with Coral Edge Adventures to become a Divemaster.

Since Scott has started diving he has explored the waters of Roatan, Honduras, Grand Turk, Cozumel, Florida, and Dominican Republic. He is excited to expand his diving locations and continue his certifications.
  Melissa Sutton 
  Divemaster

  SDI -
  PADI -
341589

Melissa joined Coral Edge Adventures team to help with their development and pursue her SCUBA career. She obtained her Open Water Diver certification in 2006, Divemaster in 2014 and is currently working to become an Instructor. 

Melissa is a world traveler, very adventurous, an avid photographer, and has a passion for all nature and its preservation (especially the underwater world). She has found herself exploring the sea life of Nassau, Bahamas, Palau, Florida, Dominica and Guadalupe. When not blowing bubbles underwater she enjoys photography, traveling, wakeboarding, swimming, camping, hiking and many other outdoor activities. You can read about her adventures in her blog.

  Rob Knuth 
   Divemaster

  SDI -
  PADI -
339674

Rob was Open Water certified in 1994 in Okinawa, Japan while in the Marines.  This Marine still enjoys the challenge of learning new skills and is currently pursuing his Instructor Certification.  Rob expects to use his new skills and experience to help guide him to a retirement location where he will enjoy the open water on a daily basis.  In the interim, Rob is enjoying the interaction with dive students and the CEA staff.  Keeping it simple, safe, and fun is Rob's approach to diving.

Aside from working and diving, Rob enjoys riding motorcycles, playing the drums, hiking, camping, golfing, and relaxing by the BBQ while smoking a few slabs of ribs.  "I am not one to sit around and wait for the next reality TV show.  I belive reality is getting in the water and experiencing something new and exciting".  Rob, along with CEA, invites all adventure seekers to get into diving and experience what our Earth's waters have to offer. 

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