Melissa Hale


Melissa Staff Photo

Melissa Staff Photo


Advanced Open Warer and Rescue Diver

       Melissa married into a diving family and got open water certified the same year. Since then she has gotten her Enriched Air Nitrox, Advanced Open Water, and Rescue Certifications. Next, will be Divemaster and probably Instructor because she has FOMO. She joined the Heroes crew in May 2022 after retiring from homeschooling her two girls (both are divers, too). Melissa's favorite part of diving is seeing new divers in awe of creation and, of course, the beloved turtles. She also thinks travel should be a sport, so getting those passport stamps is a plus, too. Other than SCUBA, Melissa is involved with her church and serves on the board of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of SWFL. When she's not underwater, she's probably at the Caladesi sandbar and/or napping.


Scuba Diving Since:


Favorite Fish:
Turtles & sharks


Favorite Dive Site:
Grand Cayman


Dive Bag Essentials:
Stream2Sea Conditioner, Comb, Reusable Water Bottle


Shoot with a Speargun or Camera:
Camera because pics or it didn't happen!

Favorite Specialty Class:


Favorite Dive Type:
Wrecks or anything with a swim-through


Future Dive Goal:
See a Whale Shark


Favorite post-dive meal:
Watermelon and salt & vinegar chips on the boat!


Walk-up Song:
Short Skirt/Long Jacket by CAKE

SSI Certifications
Open Water Diver
Enriched Air Nitrox
Advanced Open Water Diver
Stress and Rescue


My Dive Equipment

atomic b2

Zeagle F8


atomic b2 octo

Alternate (OCTO)
Zeagle F8 Octo


Mares Quad Air

Shearwater Peregrine


Zeagle Zena

Buoyancy Compensator (BC)
Zeagle Zena