Fawn Messer- PADI Elite Staff Instructor, Retail Sales Associate
Fawn is a Niagara Region native who started diving while living in Australia. She loved scuba so much, she decided to teach and travel the world as a scuba instructor.
After living the dream for a few years, Fawn returned to Niagara. Upon falling in love with our local Ontario diving, Fawn is more often found underwater than not. She is an inspiration for our aspiring new divers, and is one of our most active instructors.
Fawn has grown a lot in her personal diving since joining the DDS team in 2010. She has completed her Intro to Tech, Cave 1, Sidemount and most recently has become a PADI Staff Instructor and Sidemount Instructor.
As our resident Photography guide, Fawn takes beautiful photos wherever she goes and loves to share her knowledge, tips and tricks with her underwater photography students. You’ll see some of her amazing shots up at the shop too. Sign up for one of our digital underwater photo courses with her today!
Fawn loves to travel locally and abroad and leads many of our trips -especially if there are sharks!
In 2015 Fawn was awarded a PADI Elite Instructor award for her dedication and excellence in dive training.
Fawn can teach Discover Scuba, Scuba Review, Skin Diver, Bubblemaker, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, Divemaster, PADI Assistant Instructor, Underwater Photography, PADI Sidemount, PADI Enriched Air Nitrox, PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy, PADI Night Diver, Emergency First Responder CPR/First Aid/Oxygen Administrator/AED for adults and children and the PADI Drysuit Specialty.
A little Q&A with Fawn:
Q: What is your next personal or professional dive training goal?
A: To become a Master Instructor
Q: What spot is on your dive bucket list?
A: Galapagos Islands
Q: What’s one piece of dive gear you can NOT live without and why?
A: Halcyon Backplate because of the back weighting, high quality and functionality – works awesome either I am in my dry suit in Tobermory or a 3mm in the Bahamas!