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Terry Nooner

Owner, PADI Master Instructor

Dr. Nooner became certified as a Scuba Instructor in the PADI system after attending the PADI College in San Diego, California in 1983.  He went on to earn his Master Scuba Instructor credentials and has certified many students since. Terry loves the open ocean and sailboats. He never misses a good chance to get sea sick and he has many stories to tell. Come on into the dive center and sit for a spell and he will bring you up to date on the latest scuba diving has to offer.


Charlie Donkers

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer & Service Technician

Charlie started diving at 13 years old with his parents. He spent a semester at sea in the Caribbean after high school, then continued his diving in Florida to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. 

Charlie even proposed to his wife Erin underwater! Charlie had it all planned out, everything is magnified 25 percent underwater and you should have seen that diamond ring.

Charlie heads up our PADI training programs and service department.


Clarence Burt

Divemaster & Retail Sales Specialist

Now Clarence, a PADI Divemaster, is a scuba diver that knows the importance of good equipment. Be sure to stop by the dive store and discuss what gear you are interested in.  He has incredible knowledge on most of our brands and will be happy to help you out.  Watch for him at the store as well at many of our fun dives too!

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Claire "Mermaid Echo"

PADI Mermaid Instructor

Claire grew up less than 5 miles from the St. Croix River and developed a keen passion for all things water. She's an avid sailor, and loves to pass nautical traditions onto the next generation! In 2016 Claire launched her small business, Mermaid Echo Entertainment LLC, which she uses to teach kids about aquatic conservation and stewardship. She is the co-founder of Mermaid Scholar School, Miss Mermaid Wisconsin 2021, an Ocean Ambassador with Mermaid At Any Age, and the author of a children's book. Her passion for teaching and connecting with youth brought her to St. Croix Scuba where she earned her Open Water Diver certification and became the first PADI Mermaid Instructor in the midwest.


Steve Berres

PADI Instructor & Technical Diver

Steve was bitten by the diving bug during a Florida vacation and has never gotten over it. Eager to spend time underwater nearly anywhere he is keenly interested in the challenges and opportunities associated with technical diving and looks forward to continually broadening his underwater horizons.


Interested in Ice Diving?  Steve has a very active winter program you might be interested in.


Jerry Garlock

Divemaster, Tripleader, and Sales

Jerry, a PADI Divemaster, is a vital asset to our staff.  You will find Jerry at most FUN dives helping new students and organizing the underwater experiences.  He is always available to share his valuable experience for just the asking.  He can also be found on the sales floor at the dive shop from time to time.


Haile Casson


Haile is an avid cold water diver and certified PADI Rescue Diver. You can find Haile on the sales floor consulting with new students and showing off the latest in scuba gear.


Mike Casson


Mike never lets the cold or low visibility get in the way of enjoying a dive. When he's not teaching new students, you can find him running his own search & recovery business. Mike never passes up an opportunity to go looking for underwater treasures!


Glen Hartman

PADI Public Safety Diving Instructor

Glen first started diving as a public safety diver. He started the St. Croix EMS & Rescue Dive Team in Hudson, WI. Over the years, his family, especially his wife Debra, has caught the diving bug too.


Josh Knutson

Public Safety Dive Instructor

Josh is one of the Twin cities premier public safety divers and instructor.


Ken Johnson

Spearfishing Instructor & Trip Leader

Ken is our local Spearfishing Instructor and author of the famous guide to freshwater spearfishing. He loves finding hidden treasures at the bottom of our Wisconsin lakes and rivers.


Judy Peacock

Travel Specialist

"Lady Judith" has been a staple of St. Croix Scuba for over 20 years.  Although her recent passing saddens us, she will always be remembered fondly for her tenacity and unending love for the ocean.

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