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About

At Finz Dive Center, we know how you want to dive. We provide the best possible scuba dive experience in Key West on our six-pack dive boat. With the utmost care to personal service, we always provide a scuba Dive Master in the water with all our guests. You can focus on your adventure rather than the little tasks. Your dive will be limited by safe diving practices, not an arbitrary time to be back on the vessel. You will enjoy the freedom to explore the reefs and wrecks as long as safely possible. What this means for you is a truly personal experience like no other…

We offer all our guests a gear rinse and storage while diving with us. We will Clean, Dry, and Store your personal dive equipment so you don’t have to clean it in the shower at the hotel. If you dive with us multiple days Finz will have your equipment ready on your next trip, so you can focus on the fun. 

Robert Trosset III

Robert Trosset III

Owner / Captain / Instructor

Robert Trosset III grew up with the Gulf Flats as his backyard. Whenever he could, he would go off exploring mangrove islands, catching fish and learning his way around the beautiful Florida Keys waters. After graduating from college, he moved back to Key West and started running various boats for other companies. It only took a few years for Robert to realize there was a serious gap for scuba divers wanting a more personal scuba dive experience in Key West. Taking what he learned from the dive industry and from college, Robert was able to bring the small island scuba dive feel to Key West with Finz.

Rob Hess

Rob Hess

Captain / Divemaster

Rob has been working with Finz and living in Key West since 2018. From northeastern Pennsylvania, Rob has been diving since 1986. He spent 30 years of his career in retail management before he decided to pursue his dream. The South Pacific, Meditteranean, and Indian Oceans are just a few of the places where Rob has spent time in the water; he especially enjoyed diving in Bora Bora. Rob’s favorite part of working for Finz is meeting new and interesting people from all over the world. He enjoys all of the very nice reefs in the area, particularly dive trips out to the Dry Tortugas. Rob is also an avid spearfisherman.

Mike O'Dwyer

Mike O'Dwyer

Captain / Dive Instructor

Mike is a native Floridian who has been captaining boats and teaching diving in Key West for over 10 years! He holds a Marine Environmental and Business Degree and loves being able to educate others about the reef ecosystem. When not at work Mike spends his days on the water spearfishing and diving, “I just can’t get enough of the ocean.”  His favorite place to spearfish is around the Dry Tortugas for big grouper. 

Nick Balfour

Nick Balfour

Captain / Dive Instructor

Nick is a Dive Instructor and Captain with Finz. Having grown up in Vermont, he first began diving in Lake Champlain in 2009. Nick earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and completed his Master’s research in Marine Biology at California State University, Chico. He has worked in research and education for over eight years, including working in the Bahamas and sailing in the South Pacific. He first came to the Keys in 2012 to work as a Marine Science Educator, and most recently has been living in Key West since 2018. Nick’s favorite types of dives are night dives, wreck dives, and freediving. He is an avid spearfisherman and underwater photographer. He enjoys working at Finz because of the small ratio of staff to customers; he says that this intimate nature of the business allows him to go above and beyond for every customer to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun time. Nick appreciates the opportunities to go to a more diverse number of places and foster experiences in diving that are not possible with high volume tour operators.
Josh Olearnek

Josh Olearnek

SSI Dive Master Instructor / PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

After serving 20 years in the United States Air Force, Josh now combines his love of teaching and the ocean. Josh has been diving since 2006 and has been teaching scuba diving since 2018. Josh has the privilege of working with students of all ages and skill levels. Whether becoming a new Open water Diver or pursuing advanced certifications, Josh’s fun, and engaging style makes his classes a memorable adventure. His goal is for all students to explore the majesty of the underwater world confidently and safely.

Josh is thrilled to be living in Key West where he is spoiled with the best diving in the world and plans to graduate this year with a Scientific Diving Accreditation from the College of the Florida Keys.

Capt. Cole Brammer

Capt. Cole Brammer

Captain

Capt Cole Brammer
Cole began diving in 2019 and is originally from Hilton Head Island, SC. He got a taste of the keys at a very young age and as soon as he finished school Cole was on his way south. “I can’t get enough of the ocean, whether it’s diving, spearfishing, lobstering, or fishing you simply won’t find me indoors.” Cole came to Finz to get a change of scenery on the water, and really enjoys diving into different spots and showing others how vast the ocean can be.

Ashley Bainbridge

Ashley Bainbridge

Dive Instructor

Ashley is a scuba instructor and has been a certified diver since 2010. She developed a passion for marine life, after becoming a volunteer at The Texas Stare Aquarium when she was 14 years old. Ashley has taken what she has learned from her time at the aquarium, and has developed a way to connect people to the underwater world through scuba.

“I just want to drop ocean knowledge bombs, & make little indents on peoples’ hearts.” -Ashley

Ashley has traveled all over our blue planet, and has quite an extensive logbook. Her favorite animals to see while diving, are actually whatever the other divers want to see; She loves it when someone says, “I’d like to see a Sea Turtle.” And then, a sea turtle show up on the dive!

Mason Martel

Mason Martel

Dive Master

From Hilton head island, South Carolina. Mason grew up inshore fishing, exploring islands, and enjoying the beaches. In search for a bigger variety on the water He decided to pack his bags and head to the keys, where he fell in love with an amazing underwater world. He enjoys fishing, cruising on the water, and any water sport that can be thought of, although his true passion is spearfishing and exploring wrecks where he truly feels free. “Being able to teach clients about marine life, Spearfishing, and how to live there best life on the water is truly an amazing experience????????.”

Kelly Ballard

Kelly Ballard

Captain / Divemaster

Kelly began diving in 2014. After coming down to the keys every year for vacation, he finally found his home down in Key West. Captain Kelly enjoys being on the water as much as possible. Diving, Fishing, to just a relaxing day at the Florida Keys sandbars are all in a days work.

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