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Meet the Crew


Brian & Anjelique Kelsey

Sea Dwellers Dive Shop Crew Key Largo Florida
Our fearless leaders, Brian & Anjelique, moved to Key Largo
from San Antonio in March of 2019 with the distinct honor of taking the helm at Sea Dwellers Dive Center.

Brian is a PADI & SSI Instructor, and 100 GT Master Boat Captain and 
Anjelique is a PADI and SSI Instructor and Nurse Practitioner.  

Brian's favorite 
dive site in the Keys is tied between Pickles and The Aquarium and Anjelique loves diving on the shallow wreck of the Benwood.

Brian and Anjelique have an adorable 3-year-old son, Zale (he's our resident cookie-snatcher...!).  When they're not helping around the shop, they are definitely playing with this little guy!



 Captain Russell Dockery
Sea Dwellers Dive Shop Crew Key Largo Florida
Russell was born in San Antonio, Texas, but later moved to the Florida Keys to pursue his interest in ocean conservation!  He spent 9 years in the U.S. Navy as a navigator attached to the U.S.S. Rushmore (LSD-47). He was a Plank Owner aboard the Rushmore as part of the commissioning crew.  Then, Russell worked as a sailing charter captain for 17 years at Florida Sea Base, the Boy Scouts High Adventure camp located in Islamorada.
Fun fact about Russell:
"I had a short cameo appearance in a pirate movie called “Crossbones” filmed here in the Keys. Very bad movie, EXTREMELY low budget and fortunately I did not quit my day job!"

Sea Dwellers Dive Shop Crew Key Largo Florida
    Highest level of certification:
     100 GT Master with sailing endorsement
    PADI Divemaster

                                            Years professional:
                                           22 years

                                             Russell's favorite dive site:
                                            Molasses Reef

                                      Russell's favorite marine animal:
                                    Sea Horse!

Dive Operations Manager

Jeremy Weeks

Sea Dwellers Dive Shop Crew Key Largo Florida
Jeremy is our head instructor as well as an SSI Instructor Trainer and PADI MSDT.  Jeremy has been with Sea Dwellers for over 15 years!  If you have any training questions, Jeremy is your guy!

Sea Dwellers Dive Shop Crew Key Largo Florida

Fun facts about Jeremy:

He is the master of all things regulators!!

If he's not at work, he's hanging
   out with his kids back home!




Nate Russell - Instructor

Nate is from Calais, Maine, and he has been diving since he was kid and his dad introduced him to it!  He's been a diving professional since 2015!

Sea Dwellers Dive Shop Crew Key Largo Florida

Fun facts about Nate: 
He's been diving in 5 different countries (and he's looking to add more)!

He's on the Animal Planet "Aquarium" episode documenting the coral spawning here in Key Largo!

Nate is also a fantastic dancer (at least he thinks so...!)

Highest level of certification:  Open Water Scuba Instructor

Nate's teaching specialties: Deep, Wreck, Gas Blending, Nitrox, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Night

Nate's favorite dive gear:

-Regulator:  Mares Abyss

-BCD:  Mares Prestige

-Fins:  Mares XStreams

-Mask: Atomic (frameless)

Nate's favorite dive site:  U.S.C.G.C. Duane

Nate's favorite marine life: Spotted Drum

Jim Schmeiser - Instructor
Sea Dwellers Dive Shop Crew Key Largo Florida
Jim has been diving since the early 90's and has been in the Keys for quite some time! He is one

of our amazing PADI & SSI instructors, and he is in fact our most senior employee at Sea Dwellers, having worked here as a divemaster and instructor since 1992!

 Divemaster Ash 

Ash grew up in San Antonio, Tx and has also lived in Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia and Colorado before migrating to the Gulf side of Florida (Clearwater and Hudson) before FINALLY ending up in Key Largo.

Fun fact about Ash: Ash was at the grand opening of SeaWorld, San Antonio in the late 1980’s and was in LOVE with the shark exhibit, spending hours in there watching the divers cleaning the exhibits, caring for the animals and of course watching the sharks. She was fascinated by the sand tiger sharks and they grew up watching each until 2008 when she left Texas. Fast forward to October 2020, when Ash did the shark dive at the Denver Aquarium where there were 2 sand tiger sharks in the water that were unusually curious about her, to the point that even the guide commented on it. 2 months later, a dive shop in Denver’s sent out a newsletter introducing the two sand tigers as the new arrivals as Wally and Madge, the 31 year old transplants from…SeaWorld San Antonio. Ash unknowingly got to dive with two of the very sharks that inspired her to become a diver in the first place. Ash bawled like a baby when she realized who those two big beautiful babies were to her and she marveled at the fact that they were almost the same age as her! She even got lucky enough to find two of their teeth on the dive for the coolest souvenir EVER.

Ash's favorite dive sites: RJ Thompson (Tarpon Springs, Fl), CJ's Ledge (Tarpon Springs, Fl), Turtle Ledge (Roatan, Honduras), Banana Patch (Key Largo, Fl), Conch Ledge (Key Largo/Tavernier, Fl), any wreck, and anywhere I can hunt!

What will you typically find Ash doing on a dive? If she's working, she's either guiding divers around the reefs showing them cool stuff or doing some private underwater photography for a dive group on the boat (her photography is STELLAR). When she's not diving for the shop, she's usually hunting for hogfish & lionfish (tacos, yum!), contracting on freelance recovery dives for people's lost items (jewelry, small items, phones, anchors, etc.), working on her own private underwater photography projects or finding cool stuff like old bottles, sea biscuits, and critters where you would not expect to find them. She finds the weirdest and coolest stuff!

Divemaster Matty B

Our playful, loveable, diamond in the rough...the one, the only, Matty B.

Originally from Grange, IN and in the span of 7 years, he lived in 9 DIFFERENT CITIES.

Matty B learned to dive in St John, USVI and became a dive pro in November of 2022 in NEW ZEALAND!!!

He hasn't been diving for decades like most of our crew, but he is working his tail off to close the gap and dive as MUCH as he can...when it's not cold. 

He grew up watching his dad scuba dive recreationally, but once his sister began working as a Marine Mammal Assistant alongside the US Navy, and he realized that it was possible to GET PAID TO DIVE, he was sold. After splashing in for the first time, the explorer in him along with the lover of all ocean critters was hooked and you have to drag him out of the water by his curly golden mane. 

His favorite dive site at the moment is the Banana Patch (ask him the story about learning the sign for dolphins at that site with Divemaster Ash lol). 

He LOVES all the animals in the ocean but Spotted Eagle Rays and any species of Octopus are his absolute favorites.

He's tons of fun, loyal as can be, FULL of all sorts of knowledge and one of the greatest friends and dive buddies you can ever have.