Arizona Dive Shop Team

Kent Simmonds
PADI MSDT Instructor #366793
Sidemount Instructor
Technical Diver
Country: Australia
Age: 35
Dives: 1000+

Arizona Dive Shop Team Subic Bay Philippines Instructor Kent Simmonds
Kent Simmonds

Originating from the Snowy Mountains in Australia, Kent is a licensed plumber and also spent 7 years as a driller and site manager working for a Geotechnical Engineering company where he worked in every corner of Australia, from the desert of Moomba to a Drilling Platform in Bass Strait. His first wreck diving experience was here in Subic Bay, he caught the wreck diving bug immediately! Kent decided a sea change was in order and moved to Subic Bay in March 2015. He now has over 1000 dives here in Subic Bay along with others in Apo Island, Moal Boal, Puerto Galera, and in the lakes around his home in Australia. Kent conducted Sidemount training with well known Course Director and Cave diver Lee Butler and has now racked up hundreds of penetration dives in this configuration. He is a hard task master and works very hard to improve students core skills such as buoyancy, trim and safe diving practices. In his spare time is likely to be found searching for new and exciting Dive Sites.


Michael D Hackworth
PADI MSDT Instructor #473271
Technical Diver
Country: North Ireland
Age: 50+
Dives: 4000+

Michael D Hackworth
Michael D Hackworth

Originally from N. Ireland, Mike also lived in France for 10 years before moving to the Philippines 13 years ago and speaks fluent French. Mike started diving 16 years ago and quickly became addicted to the sport. He is now a PADI Gold level MSDT Instructor with 12 years of teaching experience. He is one of the most experienced instructors around Subic Bay and a confirmed wreck-diving addict. He spends time in Coron Palawan when he is not in Subic Bay at the Arizona Diveshop.


Damian Friedli
PADI Divemaster #380821
Country: Switzerland
Age: 34
Dives: 450+

Damian’s latest Dive
Arizona Dive Shop Team - Damian Friedli
Damian Friedli

Born in the Italian region of Switzerland, and lived in the French and also the German part of Switzerland. His last job was IT System Administrator for the TIK Institute in the Electric Engineering Department of ETH Zürich. Damian became a scuba certified scuba diver in 2012 in Panglao Island, Phillipines and continued diving at least every few months. He came back to Philippines in February 2016 and did his PADI Enriched Air NITROX, PADI Wreck Diver and PADI Deep Diver as well as Emergency First Respnse (EFR), PADI Rescue Diver and PADI Divemaster with Arizona Dive Shop while joining the Arizona Dive Shop in April 2016.


Gladys Rose Marie Acayan
Receptionist
Country: Philippines
Age: 23

Arizona Dive Shop Team - Gladys Rose Marie Acayan
Gladys Rose Marie Acayan

Originally from Castillejos, Zambales, Gladys holds a degree from Ramon Magsaysay Technological University in Hotel Restaurant Management and has worked as a part of the Arizona Dive Shop Team since October 2014.  Gladys works daily in the office handling our paperwork and customer sales.


Leonardo S. Del Rosario Jr.
Advanced Open Water Diver
Dive Shop Crewman
Country: Philippines
Age: 30
Dives: 70+

Arizona Dive Shop Team Subic Bay Scuba Diver Leonardo S. Del Rosario Jr.
Leonardo S. Del Rosario Jr.

Leo is originally from Nueva Ecija and raised in Olongapo. Leo has been with the Arizona Dive Shop Team Subic Bay for one year. Leo is married and has 3 children.  He enjoys playing basketball, movies and the water of course.  Leo has previously worked abroad for 4 years in Saudi Arabia. Leo is a certified Rescue Diver with Wreck, Deep and Nitrox specialties. He is also the resident service technician and an APEKS and Aqualung equipment Technician. Leo is currently progressing through his Divemaster course.