Chris Epp


What got you started in diving?

After a vacation in the mid 90’s where I sat on a lounger by the pool drinking pina colada’s with the rest of the tourists, an watching enviously as the Divers geared up for an excursion, my wife Wanda got tired of the complaining and signed me up for a SCUBA course as a gift when we got home. This worked great as I had to shut up while he was under water.

What keeps you exited about diving?

My love for being underwater only got stronger and I found myself taking course after course and doing 6 or 8 dives a week and 15 or 20 dives a week while on vacations. I moved up to the Pro and Technical levels of SCUBA and in 2004, opened Tri-City Diving. Over the years I have continued to learn and teach SCUBA and am currently working on integrating Re-breathers into my diving.

I am a Master Instructor with certifications in Full Technical Tri-Mix diving, all PADI Specialties and Recreational and Advanced Re-breather.
Training keeps me excited about diving because it enhances my knowledge base, teaches me new skills and takes me to new places.

I love to teach Diving to new and experienced Divers, because its great fun.

What is your favorite type of diving?

  • Deep wrecks in the Great Lakes and St Lawrence River.
  • Cave Diving.
  • Tropical walls and large animal dives.

What are your certifications?

  • MI (Master Instructor)
  • IDC Staff Instructor (Instructor Development Course Staff Instructor)
  • MSDT (Master Scuba Diver Trainer)
  • OWSI (Open Water Scuba Instructor)
  • EFR Instructor (Emergency First Response)
  • EFR Instructor Trainer
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle Instructor
  • Dry Suit Diver Instructor
  • Deep Diver Instructor
  • Enriched Air Nitrox Instructor
  • Equipment Specialist Instructor
  • Gas blender Instructor
  • Tec Rec Trimix Blender Instructor
  • Night Diver Instructor
  • Peak Performance Bouyancy Instructor
  • Project Aware Instructor
  • Search and Recovery Instructor
  • Wreck Diver Instructor
  • Underwater Navigator Instructor
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor