Join us for dive pro info night 7/17 at 6pm!

Staff

Katie Murphy

Katie Murphy

Katie is our Owner & President. She purchased the business in July 2022 and was a customer for many years prior. Katie grew up in Granville, Ohio and started diving with her father and younger sister in 2004 and hasn't stopped since. Katie currently serves as Vice President & Governance Chair for the Board of Directors of SECORE International, working to restore coral reefs around the world. Over the past 15 years, Katie has been an entrepreneur, an executive, a consultant, a strategist, and an economic developer. She's worked with or for startups, small businesses, high-growth companies, Fortune 100 enterprises, and nonprofits across 10+ different industries. She hopes to bring this experience to the dive industry and offer the best dive and snorkeling community experience in the Midwest. 

Read More
Amaya Martin

Amaya Martin

Scuba Experience Lead and Divemaster in Training. "Hi everyone! I've worked at the shop since May 2022, starting as a part time retail associated. I graduated college with an environmental science degree in 2023. I have always loved the ocean and taking care of our planet! I have been diving for 3 years now and have worked in the scuba sales industry for 2 of those years. In my free time, I love listening to rock music, playing my guitar, going to concerts, and hanging out with my friends. One fun fact about me is that my favorite oceanic animal is a nurse shark!"

Read More
Justin Logan

Justin Logan

Retail Staff & Divemaster in Training. "I was born and raised in Ohio. I'm married to an amazing wife and the dad to 3 pretty cool kids. When I'm not working, I enjoy hanging out with my family and getting out of the city. Although my 2 oldest kids don't have the scuba itch yet my youngest (6) is already a "certified bathtub scuba diver" I'm looking forward to advancing his training level in the next few years."

Read More
Ryan Parkevich

Ryan Parkevich

Head of Service, Retail Staff & Technical Instructor.

Read More
Martin Bailey

Martin Bailey

Service Tech. "Grew up in Canton Ohio, where I learned to Scuba dive fulfilling my PE credit in high school (certified 31 May 1980). Graduated from The Ohio State University in 1984 where I was a member and then became the advisor for the OSU Scuba club on and off from 1982 to 2019. I taught Scuba and Swimming for OSU from 1988 to 2020. I have been involved in various projects and expeditions over the years. Also, I have been a High School and NCAA Swimming and Diving official since 1991. And I began working in the service department of AAO in 2013."

Read More
Mike Myers

Mike Myers

Mike is an instructor trainer with SDI and head of instruction at Aquatic Adventures Ohio

Read More
Richard Martin

Richard Martin

Retail Staff & Instructor. "I am a nerd at heart. I am a programmer and like all things scuba."

Read More
Marty Weingartner

Marty Weingartner

Retail Staff & Instructor

Read More
Tim Brown

Tim Brown

Instructor Trainer. "I started diving around 2005 when our children were still in the house and we wanted to develop a lifetime activity. That was where it all started and put me on a path from recreational diving to technical and professional diving. As an instructor, I enjoy bringing the underwater world to new divers as well as teaching existing divers new skills. I am a certified scuba diving instructor for a number of diving agencies with a focus on attention to detail and fundamentals at every level."

Read More
Paul Marquardt

Paul Marquardt

Instructor. "When not underwater I own an Automotive Repair Shop, go to the gym, and shoot a little pool. Currently 52, have two boys in their mid 20's that are convinced sharks live in swimming pools & the ocean, unapologetic Grateful Dead fan, and master of useless trivia. I also embody the Taurus star sign traits in a way that is slightly uncomfortable."

Read More
Karen Walschott

Karen Walschott

Raised in a military family, we relocated to Ohio in 1977. I now live in Westerville, have two adult children, and four grandchildren

Read More
Greg Jackson

Greg Jackson

Instructor. ". I earned my Open Water certification over 20 years a go at A.S.K Scuba now known as Aquatic Adventures! I went to another dive shop in town called C.O.S.D (Central Ohio Scuba Diving) where I became a Dive instructor. I hold many teaching certificates. When my old shop closed I was lucky to come back to Aquatic Adventures where it all started. Fun fact about me: I am an avid Woodworker and Dog lover."

Read More
Dave Kolbe

Dave Kolbe

Instructor. Certified through SSI originally and soon became an instructor. Came to AAO and SDI in 2009. Scuba very quickly became a passion that consumed most of my free time. My favorite diving is on any Live-a-Board.

Read More
Chrissie Powers

Chrissie Powers

Chrissie's parents introduced her to scuba diving in her early teens. Being around water was a part of her upbringing, and she enjoyed activities like sailing, fishing, scuba diving, and snorkeling. In 2012, she earned her first dive certification and has since explored diving spots in Antigua, Grenada, Jamaica, Mexico, Saint Lucia, and Florida, as well as various quarries in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Her most unforgettable experiences were diving Devil's Throat in Cozumel, Mexico, and drift diving Superman's Flight in St. Lucia. Chrissie has also introduced her husband and two sons to scuba diving and loves working with others passionate about getting certified.

Read More
Miranda Weathersby

Miranda Weathersby

I am a full time nurse that absolutely LOVES diving. My fascination with aquariums got me started in diving and I haven’t looked back. I’ve been a Divemaster for about 3 years now. Originally certified in PADI and now SDI.

Read More
Josh George

Josh George

Dive Experience Leader & Divemaster. Josh is originally from Utah and now lives with his amazing wife and five children in Delaware, Ohio. Their children include two sets of twins, and one in the middle. They have a 5-acre farm with alpacas, chickens, and honeybees. He is a mechanical engineer for Honda, and has previous experience with ultrasonics, 3D-printing in metal, and working on the space shuttle solid rocket boosters. He is passionate about DIY and innovation, and is currently innovating new scuba products under his LLC, Bespoke-3D.

Read More
Ashton Broadhead

Ashton Broadhead

Divemaster. "My full time job is being an ER/Trauma RN (soon to be for the Air Force) specializing in backcountry & wilderness medicine. With that specialization, I have the opportunity to teach courses to medical staff which includes diving and marine medicine which has been awesome and quite practical on a few trips (don’t pee on the Jellyfish stings). I have always loved the water and the ocean. I loved taking marine biology classes in high school for the fun of it and was a competitive swimmer for eight years. When I’m not diving or working, I love snowboarding, backpacking, rock climbing, and pretty much anything that gets me outdoors."

Read More
top