Joyce French-Hannaseck - Owner, Captain, Instructor
PADI MSDT #37900
Capt. Joyce, is a 100 Ton Master Captain and the owner of Narcosis Scuba. She is also a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer with over 23 years experience in the Dive Industry. She is the former owner of Land O' Lakes Scuba, moving it from Land O' Lakes to our present location at the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs. Capt. Joyce worked her way from an Open Water Diver and staff at the LOL dive center until she earned the Divemaster rating. She then became a PADI Open Water Instructor, gaining experience and earning the rating of Master Scuba Diver Trainer. Her experience on dive boats and her natural ability to learn seamanship, she breezed through the USCG Master Captains License on her first try.
Capt. Joyce has been operating her own dive charter business since 1995 and upgraded her dive vessel with a new 35' Sportcraft in 2002. Capt. Joyce enjoys teaching all levels of diving. She especially enjoys teaching children and teenagers the wonderful world of scuba diving. One of her passions is Underwater Hunting which she is well known for. Capt Joyce has her son, Jesse Gordy - US Army back from his tour in Afghanistan, and her adopted son, Craig Kresge - US Navy back from the Philippines, home to enjoy the following year.
|Capt. Joyce teaches the following diver specialities:|
|AWARE - Our World Our Water||AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation||Boat Diver Specialty|
|Deep Diver Specialty||Enriched Air Nitrox Diver||Equipment Specialist|
|Peak Performance Buoyancy||Underwater Hunter||Underwater Naturalist|
|Underwater Navigator||Underwater Photographer||Underwater Videographer|
|Wreck Diver Specialty|
Wayne Hannaseck - Captain, Divemaster, Crew
PADI Divemaster #26711
No one has spent more time working at Narcosis, other than full time employees, than Wayne Hannaseck. Wayne is the Narcosis mechanic as well as one of our boat captains. But most important, Wayne is our friend. There are so many things he does it’s impossible to list them all. He has his hands in everything, from maintaining the compressor, fixing the boat to taking care of all equipment. He keeps us strong and happy because of his big heart and love for diving. "AKA" ALL Around Nice Guy!!!
Jeff Longenecker - Captain, Instructor, Crew
PADI MSDT #167165
Capt. Jeff has been with Narcosis since the first year it opened; first as a PADI instructor and store employee, and now as boat captain, instructor and crew. Jeff's is a retired Coast Guard Chief Aviation Survival Technician and Helicopter Rescue Swimmer with over 20 years experience on the water. Jeff also is a U. S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain
Capt. Jeff first learned to dive in Hawaii in 1984. He moved to Florida to the St. Petersburg area in 1989. Since then he has worked on several dive boats in the area gaining experience. Capt. Jeff became a Scuba Instructor in 1994. He is an Instructor for PADI, PDIC, TDI, and a Dan O2 Instructor.
Capt. Jeff is also trained as an Emergency Medical Technician and a Dive Medical Technician. Your enjoyment and personal safety while on board are his top priority. If you dive with us on the weekends, you're sure to meet him! Jeff is also an avid underwater videographer and photographer and can teach both specialties. If you want a video of your dives, he's your man! Jeff has also joined the fight to save the local reefs by becoming a Lionfish Hunter Specialty Instructor.
|Capt. Jeff teaches the following diver specialities:|
|Open Water Diver||Advance Open Water Diver||Rescue Diver|
|Divemaster||Emergency First Responder||Enriched Air Diver|
|Peak Performance Buoyancy||Equipment Specialist||AWARE Fish ID|
|Project AWARE Specialities||CPR Infant/Child/Adult||AWARE Coral Reef Conservation|
Mike Fox - Captain
Capt. Mike Fox is a Navy veteran of Desert Storm. He obtained his Masters license in 1994. He has worked as a sponge diver, commercial fisherman and a Tampa Bay pilot. He has captained numerous boats throughout Florida, including our own local Miss Miliwaukee fishing boat. He operates his own stone crab boat during the crab season!
All of us at Narcosis love him and know you will enjoy him being your captain for your diving trips. Ask him about our PRIVATE Fishing Charters!!
Amanda Condon - Staff, Divemaster Candidate, Crew
Amanda came to Narcosis as a non-diver and a huge interest in learning. Within a year, she's now a Divemaster candidate and a full-time store retail associate. She is extremely knowledgable on the products and brands that we carry and always greets our customers with a smile. She is planning on finishing her Divemaster training by the start of the 2012 fall season.
Stacey Goodrich - Staff, Instructor, Crew
PADI MSDT #262911
In 2006 Stacy accompanied her husband for a four year assignment to Australia. What better place to learn how to dive!! After a year or so, she was hooked and walked away from her State Department position to teach diving full time. As a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Stacy has had the chance to teach all kinds of diving to all kinds of people. Even the two years in Arizona could not deter her from teaching. “Whoda thunk there were be so many divers in the desert”!!
Stacy is glad to have settled in St. Petersburg and is looking forward to diving in salty, fish-infested water again. Her specialties include: Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue, Dive Master, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Deep, Navigation, Boat, Drift, Wreck, EFR and Project Aware Specialties
Steve Summers - Divemaster, Crew
PADI Divemaster #304972
Steve Summers may have gotten his first taste of the underwater world in a cold, muddy quarry during his junior year at his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma, but he certainly has expanded his destination repertoire since. With exotic dives under his belt such as Rangiroa and Bora Bora in Tahiti, the Great Barrier Reef and Holmes Reef in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean, the Bay Island’s in Honduras, the Cayman Islands, Belize, Cozumel and the Bahamas you can see why Steve heads up our dive travel for Narcosis Scuba.
Despite his early start, much of Steve's diving came later in life. Living in the middle of the country and not knowing any other divers, Steve put his dreams of golden beaches, blue water and diving on hold, finished his BA in Public Relations and plunged into his career. After multiple moves and a number of years, Steve finally relocated to Florida and immediately got back into scuba. Since that time Steve has traveled the world diving and continued progressing through the PADI certifications to dive master.
Along the way, Steve has groomed his own diving partners. His entire family dives including his wife Amy, daughter Jessica, daughter Ashley and son-in-law CJ. He assures everyone his two grandchildren Laurel-Mae and JT also will be divers as soon as they are old enough.
When asked about his favorite type of diving, Steve’s answer comes quick, "Walls! Definitely walls!!" But he also adds, "Close behind that is anywhere with warm, blue water and BIG fish! And preferably with a beach nearby for after the dive!"
So what's left on Steve's bucket list? East Africa, Red Sea, Papa New Guinea, Palau, Chuuk and Thailand just to name a few.
Art Hansen - Divemaster, Crew
PADI Divemaster #307236
Art is a diver and a sailor. He spends his weekdays working as a mechanical engineer for a large construction company and his weekends diving and sailing. On the weekends, if he is not working on the dive boat or helping with classes, you can often find him sailing the gulf with the breeze in his hair (what’s left of it) and a smile on his face.
Art began diving in 1987 while attending the University of Maryland. He spent 4 years as an Infantry Officer in the US Army. After his time in the Army, Art moved to Florida were he has enjoyed the warm weather and beautiful waters. In 2005, he moved to the Tampa area and discovered Narcosis Scuba and has been diving with us ever since. He has progressed through the Advanced, Rescue, and Divemaster courses with the Narcosis team (and a few specialty courses). He now works as a Divemaster and boat crew as much as his busy schedule allows. His eventual plan is to become an Instructor and Licensed Captain and retire from the daily grind and spend his days immersed in the diving lifestyle.
Art’s favorite diving is wrecks, the bigger the better. He has experience many of the big wrecks around Florida and keeps a chart in his office to track all the wrecks he has seen. His goal is to dive all the major wrecks around Florida and anywhere else he can find them.
Ed Hunt - Repair Technician.
Ed is our repair technician. He has been with Narcosis Scuba Center for over five years. You can say he is the man behind the "curtain." Ed repairs all types of equipment, from regulators to BCDs and everything else all the way to underwater scooters. If you have any questions about scuba gear Ed is definitely your man!
Dzeni Hadzibajric - Divemaster, Crew
Dzeni is originally from Sarajevo, Bosnia, but he moved to Florida in 2003 from Maryland where he had a hard time finding diving venues. He completed his Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver and Divemaster classes at Narcosis. When he’s not crewing the boat, he’s doing house renovations and repairs.
Dzeni is currently on medical leave but we hope to have him back during the summer.
Tyler Harder - Sales Associate
Tyler started here as a “tank monkey” in the back and worked his way up to the front as a Sales Associate, as well as crewing on the boat when ever he has the chance. He is a certified Rescue Diver with hopes of becoming a Dive Master and a Captain in the near future. He loves to fish, dive, spearfish, and be out on the water whenever he is not in the shop. Tyler is leaving for college in the fall. He plans on returning next summer break.
Zoey Dog - Lovable Dive Shop Dog
"I just want some love" Zoey is our "I just want some love" dog and dive shop pal. She loves to be scratched and loved. So if you see her, scratch her behind the ears and you'll have a friend for life. She is an Australian Shepard for those of you who do not know her unique colors.