Mark Hale


Mark Staff Photo

Mark diving photo


Advanced Open Water Instructor

       Mark was very young when he first got certified, as his uncle was an instructor, so he was basically born diving! Mark joined the Heroes Team in 2015 when he moved to the Dunedin area. Mark's favorite part about diving is the peaceful feeling he gets underwater and the ability to shut off all the clutter of life on the surface. When Mark isnt diving, he is probably out with his wife, Melissa, who also works with HDC. 

Scuba Diving Since:
June 1983


Favorite Fish:
Eagle Rays


Favorite Dive Site:
The next one!


Dive Bag Essentials:
Camera Gear


Shoot with a Speargun or Camera:

Favorite Specialty Class:
Photo and Video


Favorite Dive Type:
Wall Dives


Future Dive Goal:
To still be diving when I'm old!


Favorite post-dive meal:
Cheeseburger and a beer


Walk-up Song:
Pirate Looks at Forty, Jack Johnson version

SSI Instructor Certifications
Open Water Diver
Snorkel Diver
Advanced Open Water Diver
Dive Guide
Scuba Ranger
Enriched Air Nitrox
React Right
Night and Limited Visibility
Deep Diving
Perfect Buoyancy
Photo and Video
Boat Diving
Computer Diving
Diver Stress and Rescue
Science of Diving
Wreck Diving
Spearfishing Safety and Training
Fish Identification
Coral Identification
Marine Ecology
Search and Recovery
Waves, Tides, and Currents


My Dive Equipment

atomic b2

Zeagle F8

Atomic B2


atomic b2 octo

Alternate (OCTO)
Zeagle F8 Octo

Atomic B2 Octo


Mares Quad Air

Shearwater Teric


Zeagle Zena

Buoyancy Compensator (BC)
Zeagle Stiletto


oceanic mini shadow

Oceanic Shadow


Atomic SV1

Atomic SV1


Oceanic Manta Ray Fins

Zeagle Recon