Grace Marquez – PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, Web & Marketing Consultant, Emergency First Response First Aid & CPR Instructor, Cave 2 Diver, Technical Diver
Grace Marquez is one of the behind the scenes people we rely quite heavily on when it comes to marketing questions, design and marketing concepts, website troubleshooting, all things Social Media and more.
Grace is a PADI Open Water Instructor who frequently donates her free time to help guide or certify divers, introduce new people to the world of Scuba Diving through PADI Discover Scuba orientations with DDS staff, an Intro to Tech videographer recording students skills and progress on courses, certified Cave 2 Diver, Training Mentor, Technical Diver and DPV Diver and one of our newest PADI Instructors.
In Grace’s real life she’s a Creative Director for an advertising and marketing firm in Toronto, but if it were up to her and money didn’t matter she’d choose diving any day of the week and often times is found before or after work splashing around Humber Bay when she’s not on a wreck or in a cave.
A little Q&A with Grace:
Q: What is your next personal or professional dive training goal?
A: Personally, I’m working towards my full Trimix certification so that I can also work on becoming a TSL – Technical Support Lead (to support on the big dives would be awesome) . Professionally, I’d like to be a PADI Master Scuba Diver Instructor!!!
Q: What spot is on your dive bucket list?
A: There are so many but off the top of my head: Eagle’s Nest, the caves of the Bahamas, The Gunilda wreck and Scapa Flow!!!!!
Q: What’s one piece of dive gear you can NOT live without and why?
A: I love all my gear – my backplate, my drysuit, my doubles “Kirk and Spock”, my canister light (it’s even part of my weighting system), but if I had to choose, my Predator – I totally feel naked and in the dark (literally) without it.