VA Student Success Stories


Daniel Garner

Graduated 2006

Programs: Beginner Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Night Diving, Nav, Search & Recovery, Nitrox

Daniel was certified in 2006 with a large class of first responders. Since then, he has expanded his own training and have gotten 5 of his children certified.

"The staff at Discovery Dive Center have always been very helpful, accommodating, and willing to meet my family's diving needs. Their current VA program is, in my opinion, one of the best training programs I have seen for those interested in being dive professionals."


Ronnie Brewer

Graduated 2018

Since graduating, Ronnie now owns his own dive shop - Inland Divers of High Point in High Point, NC. He also is an Adjunct Instructor at High Point University where he teaches their SCUBA program. He is a PADI IDC Staff Instructor.


James Shepard

Graduated 2021
Programs: Instructor, Divemaster, MSDT

James has been an instructor since graduating & working to further his education goals. He has been diving in the Bull Shark mating area in Costa Rica, traveled to the Maldives to dive, and more fun locations!


Dedan Langston

Graduated 2017

Programs: Instructor

Since graduation, Dedan has alos picked up MSDT and an SDI & TDI crossover. He has been teaching for himself at Blue Tarp Scuba in Durham, NC. He also teaches for Divin Daws in New Bern, NC and Raleigh Scuba Diving in Raleigh, NC. He has also recently picked up some technical instructor certifications!


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