Meet the Team

Rob Tompkins

PADI SPECIALTY INSTRUCTOR AND OWNER

Is the owner of TEDs Centre with wife Shelley Palik. Rob has been diving for over 40 years in many different environments and capacities. He started diving in Victoria, BC. back in the early 1970′s as a show diver for the Undersea Gardens. It was not uncommon to find him and his fellow divers at the Gardens experimenting with “Dry Suits” off the docks at the Inner Harbour. Running full out along the dock with the suit fully inflated, looking much like the Michelen Man and jumping into the water from the top of the docks was a favorite past time between shows. Rob also spent time as a commercial diver in Victoria and Tofino. Many years past before he decided to become a dive instructor with PADI and followed his dream to Utila, Honduras. Rob has ventured into the world of technical diving and specialty instructor in a number of areas.

Specialty Instructor Ratings:

Digital Underwater Photography, Emergency Oxygen Provider, Equipment Specialist, Underwater Naturalist, Enriched Air, Search and Recovery, Wreck Instructor, Tec Rec Gas Blender, EFR Instructor and Project Aware.

Distinctive Instructor Rating:

Sidemount Beautiful Oceans Instructor – Coral Reef Conservation and Formation. Captain’s Ratings: Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper and Navigation ISPA certifications.

Shelley Palik

OWNER

Shelley is co-owner of TEDs centre with husband Rob. She is an avid swimmer and snorkeler and has travelled extensively throughout the world visiting many exotic locations. She is also a personal development coach and when Rob said “if you can make peoples dreams come true….can you do that for me.” The next thing that happens is she ends up owning a 5 Star IDC and retail establishment in North Vancouver, now called TEDs centre…

Cameron Jackson

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Cameron began diving in 2008 in preparation for a trip to Mexico.  He was just going to dive once a month to keep his skills up.  Two years later he successfully completed his instructor examination and spends most of his spare time at his “happy place” – The Edge.

Cameron enjoys all aspects of diving – teaching, technical diving and just diving for the fun of it.  His most amazing experience was spending a week diving the wrecks in Chuuk Lagoon.  For local dives, Whytecliff remains his favourite spot.

Additional Certifications:

DSAT Nitrox Gas Blender, PADI Tec 40, 45 and 50 Diver and Sidemount Diver.  EFR Instructor and PADI Specialty Instructor.

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