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B & W Dive Company












The Advocacies and Inspiration Behind the Company

The Team

Bert 

Yates

Bert is one of our full-time senior master dive instructors. He has worked in the scuba diving industry for more than 30 years. He is also a Navy Veteran and a fantastic photographer. His diving career started in Freeport, Bahamas at Unexso. Then, he moved to Palau where he owned Photo Palau and managed Neco Marine. He joined the team in 2010.


Vic 

Shirley

Vic is one of our Open Water & Specialty Instructors. He can teach from beginners through Divemaster, plus several specialties. 


Vic has been diving since 1974, and is also a certified Cressi regulator technician. He has worked as a charter operator and dive boat captain in USA, Jamaica, Republic of Palau and Guam, where he worked for Micronesian Divers Association.


Vic has been diving around the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific Ocean. Philippines is his favorite. He would love to share his scuba diving experience with you.

Chris Chiona

Chris is our friendly and helpful Divemaster. 

He has been diving since the 70's. He is a US Coast Guard Veteran. 

He loves to teach and assist in our scuba diving classes. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling & diving the beautiful

Caribbean waters.

Bethany

Oakes

Bethany Oakes has been with B&W Dive Co since 2019. She has grown into an amazing Dive Master and is working on becoming a PADI Instructor. Her love of diving began in the 1980's in Alabama where her father was a SCUBA instructor and owned a dive shop. Bethany cut her baby diving teeth in the Gulf of Mexico in the Panama City Beach area and continues to make multiple trips to the area every year. Bethany served in the US Navy for 12 years which gave her the opportunity to dive all over the world. While living in Hawaii she started the journey to become a PADI Professional and is completing that journey here at B&W. Bethany's family shares the love of diving with both her husband Chad and daughter Savannah.

EmmaLee

Lopez

EmmaLee has been diving with 

B&W since 2015 and began working with us in the summer of 2020. She is a member of her local Sea Scout organization & has her Associates in Maritime Transportation. EmmaLee is currently working on her DiveMaster certification. She describes diving as an opportunity to see the TRUE beauty of this Earth. Her goal is to travel the world and dive with all the amazing sea life the ocean has to offer.

Ashley

Cullwell

Ashley was born and raised in Houston, TX. She has an Associate of Applied Science for Veterinary Technician and an Accelerated Account Certificate. She is currently enrolled at San Jacinto to complete her Associate for Accounting. Ashley began scuba diving in 2020 with B&W Dive. In one year's time, she has completed 21 dives, her enriched air course, and she just completed her advanced open water course! She is currently working on her Rescue course. Ashley worked in the veterinary field for the last 7 years until starting with us in May 2021. She is a HUGE dog lover and her great dane, Bruzer Monster, she says is the love of her life!

Our Company History

Bob Henry established B & W Dive Company in Channelview, Texas in 1991. When he passed away in 2005, his daughter, Amber, reopened the scuba shop in May 2009.

The 1940's ranch-style house has been renovated and retrofitted with diving, fishing, and surfing antiques. Located in an industrial area of East Houston and surrounded by large trees and super amazing staff, we are focused on creating a great scuba diving
experience for everyone.


We are advocates for ocean conservation. We encourage people to become more aware of and caring for our ecosystem. We also welcome opportunities to earn your scuba diving businesses and deliver the best service in the scuba diving and travel industry. 

Whether you need swim lessons, scuba diving lessons, free diving, spearfishing equipment, or just a scuba tank filled, this is the
scuba shop for you.

About the Owner

Amber Groberg, Staff Instructor Trainer

Amber is a native Texan who has successfully made her way into the scuba diving scene more than 20+ years ago. She holds advanced degrees in Business Administration, International Business, and Accounting. Currently working towards her Course Director Certification.  She also gives back to the local communities and the Fightin’ Texas Aggies. She is a member of the Chamber of Commerce & Rotarian.

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