Dive Staff

N2 The Blue Diving Adventures

St. Croix,  United States Virgin Islands

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St. Croix 

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Sean Arnold
Sean Arnold grew up on the beaches of Southern California and developed a love for the water at a very young age.  He was a 2 time All American swimmer and played water polo.  While vacationing in Hawaii he "discovered SCUBA".  After attending college at the University of Wyoming he returned to Southern California and took a position at Sport Chalet, one of the largest diving retailers in the US.  Sean complete his diver training and advanced from instructor to PADI IDC Staff while managing the dive department.  In 2009 he was offered a dive instructor position in Curaçao and began his adventures in the Caribbean which eventually took him to St. Thomas and now St. Croix. Sean is a US Coastguard licensed Captain and master of all things wet and loves to share his passion for the world underwater with the guests of N2theBlue.

Kirk G. Thompson

Kirk's 1st breath underwater was in Belize while on vacation.  Little did he know that decision would eventually change his life into its greatest joy.  Like most young people starting off, it takes a while to find something to truly love and to which to dedicate the rest of ones life.  Five generations of Wisconsin's winters brought a solid work ethic; University in both Germany and Arizona brought awareness; and years of corporate life brought focus from working at various headquarters from US Dept of State in Washington DC to California companies: The North Face, PADI, and Western Digital .  Eventually, it was that 1st breath underwater that brought him back to living life to its fullest and he found love in the business of scuba diving. 

 
"People make things great and one of the best parts of diving in the Caribbean is most everyone here is on vacation having the time of their life!  With that freedom, people want to experience something they will remember for the rest of their life -- to escape and explore something completely new.  Scuba diving is exactly that."
 
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Kiersten Fidao

Kiersten was raised in the mountains of Colorado and left the life of training horses to follow her passion and love of the sea.  She became an instructor in 2009 serving in both the Caribbean as well as Hawaii.  Kiersten is currently both a Master Captain and a PADI MSDT (Master Scuba Diver Trainer).

 

Steve Medford

Captain Steve is one of our captains who also is certified in Mares repair. He moved to St. Croix from Frisco, Texas.  His former career involved trading jet fuel, but has been with N2 The Blue now for 5 years.  Steve immediately completed his divemaster rating, and then finished his training to be a licensed boat captain. Steve has now been able to upgrade his license to a masters 50 ton.

 

Jenny Keith

Jennifer and her husband Paul moved to St. Croix 5 years ago from Florida.  She has a long history of working in the dive industry.  Jenny's experience as a divemaster on Florida charter boats makes her a great dive guide.  She has been our primary dive instructor since 2009, and ready to teach you all she knows.  Jenny is also a professional underwater photographer who has years of experience with many different cameras and housings.

Paul Silnes

Paul started off visiting the island.  He did his divemaster certification with us during his second visit, and decided it was time for a change.  In 2011, he finally made the move from Chicago to St. Croix and has been ready to dive for us ever since.

Haley Henderickson

Haley moved to the island from Minnesota with a friend to do her divemaster training in 2010.  Since then, she has finished her PADI instructor course, and teaches for us part time while also teaching at the local private school.

 Tim Blanchette

Tim moved to St Croix from Massachusetts.  He came to N2 The Blue as an experienced recreational diver.  It didn't take long for him to decide that diving should be his next career.  Now, Tim has been one of our divemasters since 2009 and he will never go back to diving the cold water of the Northeast.


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