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bobbi jo claywell

instructor

What do you do for a living?

My land job is as a law firm administrator.

How did you get into diving?

I originally got into diving when I was 15 years old to be a buddy for my Dad, who was an avid SCUBA diver.

What is your favorite dive destination?

I love all kinds of diving and locations, but my favorite place to dive (so far) has been in Fiji.  I dove with lots of sharks, turtles, and all kinds of fish. 

What is your favorite marine life to dive with?

I really love looking for nudibranchs and Christmas tree worms, although I also enjoy the spawning seasons at Lake Pleasant, as the little fish are so fun to watch. 

What is your favorite part about teaching people how to scuba dive?

My favorite thing about teaching new divers is that “ah-ha” moment they get when they first realize they are breathing underwater!  It’s an absolute thrill for the new diver, and I love being able to experience it with them for the first time!