UB Diving. Voted #1 dive shop by a bunch of divers.




Phone: (250) 338-0161
Email: UBDiving@Shaw.ca

Sean Smyrichinsky

Commercial Supervisor, MSDT Instructor, rebreather diver, Boat Captain, Master Equipment Service Tech. 

 Sean is the go-to guy for all your needs & questions.  25 years of commercial diving experience and over 17 years instructing there is not much he has not seen or done here on the west coast.

Shellie Smyrichinsky

Operations Manager/Admin
Shellie is usually busy in the shop, organizing the classes and making sure the day to day jobs are getting done and organized. Shellie loves the daily interactions with her customers and is very hand ons in the daily happenings in the store.
Come by and say hi and she will be happy to get you started in your diving adventures.

Mandy Johnson

Shop Manager
 "Handy Mandy" is what we call her for good reason.  Mandy does it all.  She is commercially certified, a PADI Divemaster and factory trained to work on regulators.  Mandy oversees the suit repair department and is a wealth of knowledge and experience,  plus, she is a running fanatic! How does she maintain the energy? Probably with the high-test coffee that is always ready. 

Dave Murphy

Lead Instructor

Dave is the lead instructor here at UBDiving.  Dave is a retired Military Aviation Tech and he brings that professional attitude and way of thinking to everything he does.  Dave makes sure you are the best diver you can be once he has finished molding you.

He has dived all over the world from  Jarvis Lake AB & Quadra Island BC to Manta Reef, Great Astrolab Reef, Kadavu and Fiji.  Professional Ratings:  PADI MSDT Specialty & EFR Instructor and boat captain.

Zoe Leech

PADI MSDT Recreational Dive Instructor

 Meet our newest Instructor! Zoe is B.C born and bred and is passionate about sharing her skills and love for the underwater world and mountains. Zoe has been teaching and diving for over 6 years all over the world, ask her about her adventures! When shes not in the water shes on the hill, teaching snowboarding. Favorite place to dive: Skookumchuck Rapids.  Professional Rating  PADI MSDT Specialty & EFR Instructor and boat captain.

Dave Tomblin

TECH Diving Instructor 

Jer Hampton
aka Jer Bear

Commerical  Scuba Supervisor

Jeremy Hampton is our all around great guy & Commercial Diving Surface Supply Supervisor, Padi Divemaster, AUP Service tech and boat Captain. Planning with professionalism is what he does! 

Jer is either at the gym or under the surface.  Why does he need surface supply when he can make a tank last longer than anyone?  (We think he may have gills.)

Chrissy Anderson

Commercial Scuba and 
Surface Supply Diver
Chrissy is a Surface Supply Diver and Divemaster  from Whitehorse. She has done everything from light construction and rigging to underwater farming and cucumber harvesting. Her favourite underwater creatures are sealions because they are so goofy and intrusive. When Chrissy is not diving she is usually hiking, kayaking or sleeping. (Most likely sleeping)

James Penner

Commercial Scuba Diver