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Meet the Bubbles or Not Team

The key to a great company is great people.  The Bubbles or Not founder, Bob Bennet knew this.  He also knew that to train people to become great divers, you had to have excellent instructors. Credentials and certificates were never enough for Bob; he sought out instructors who were humble, and who truly wanted to see students grow and succeed. Instructors with the desire to constantly better themselves and share their knowledge. The Bubbles or Not team is a family of divers focused on introducing people to the joys and wonders of SCUBA.

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Robert T. Bennett

Founder – Bob Bennett retired from the U.S. Army and then worked for the Department of Defense. He began diving in 1989 and his experience ranged from open water wreck diving in the Northeast to cave diving in Central Florida. Bob’s primary interest was technical diving, always pushing himself to learn and experience more. During his 25 years of diver training, Bob trained over 500 students from open water through Trimix.  We love and miss you Bob.

Professional Diving Credentials

  • PADI Course Director
  • DSAT Tec Deep Instructor Trainer
  • DSAT Tec Trimix Instructor Trainer

PADI Specialty Instructor Ratings

  • AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation
  • AWARE – Fish Identification
  • Deep Diver
  • Enriched Air Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Project Aware Specialty
  • Search and Recovery Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Tec Rec Deep Diver
  • Tec Rec Trimix Diver
  • Tec Rec Gas Blender

Rose M. Bennett

Owner – Rose retired from the Department of the Army after 24 years of service to manage the daily operations of the dive shop.  She began diving in Hawaii with Bob over 20 years ago and is a PADI Master Diver. Like her late husband, Rose embraces the vision of educating the next generation of divers and instructors. With the support of her team, Rose continues to build a family-oriented dive shop focused on introducing people to the joys and wonders of SCUBA.


James Currence

Manager – James is a retired Army Master Sergeant of 22 years.  He served seven years with the Pooler Fire Department as Engine company Lieutenant and Advanced EMT. James began his professional dive career in 2019 in Savannah Ga. He and his family all love diving. With a history of being an instructor in the Army and fire department, James loves to teach and share his passion for diving. He received his Master Scuba Diver Trainer with PADI and is also an SSI instructor. James’ favorite class to teach is Rescue diver. James also is an Adaptive Dive buddy with Dive Heart. He has been trained in full face mask diving and enjoys diving his O2ptima rebreather. He is working toward his Tec Rebreather instructor also. As a side note, if there is ever a zombie apocalypse, you’ll want to be diving with James.  Just ask him.

PADI Specialty Instructor Ratings

  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water
  • Enriched Air Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Boat Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Underwater Navigation
  • Project AWARE
  • AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation
  • EFR
  • Care with Children AED
  • Zombie Apocalypse Diver
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Bobby Hickson Sr.

PADI MSDT – Bio and photo pending. (Although this does look like a younger version of Bobby.)

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Mark Fairbrass

PADI Instructor – Bio and photo pending.

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Jeff Long

PADI Instructor – Bio and photo pending.

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Bianca Shaw

PADI Dive Master – Bio and photo pending.  (No, She does not have a beard.)

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Joe Addison

PADI Dive Master – Bio and photo pending.