About Groundhog Divers

Scuba training, travel, & equipment experts

Groundhog Divers is proud to be the region’s most diversified scuba training centre offering all levels of recreational and technical instruction from basic open water thru instructor as well as advanced leadership development.

Our Unique Facility features:

  • Spacious classroom with multimedia presentation equipment
  • Indoor pool
  • Fully stocked rental department
  • Professional repair centre
  • Air and Nitrox fills
  • And so much more!

Training with Groundhog Divers

Did you know?

Our facility boasts the region’s only private indoor pool dedicated to scuba training. This along with our staff of professional instructors allows us to offer the most flexibility possible to meet our client’s busy schedules.

We also have exclusive access to a private spring-fed quarry with fantastic visibility where we conduct most of our training and conduct regular weekly dives

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE

Founded in 1982, and celebrating our 40th year in business in 2022, Groundhog Divers has been serving the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and surrounding areas longer than any other shop. Originally located on King Street in Kitchener, we moved to our present location on Victoria St. N. in 1992.

DIVE AND ADVENTURE TRAVEL SPECIALISTS

Over the years we have visited an extensive list of destinations escorting both large and small groups as well as arranging individual excursions. Thru our extensive connections in the travel industry, we can help make your dream diving trip come true.

Groundhog Divers’ Staff & Instructors

Bruce Kingsbury

Co-Owner Groundhog Divers Kitchener / Director Of Training

6000+ Dives
SSI Instructor Certifier
Holds Instructor Ratings With PADI, NAUI, HSA, DAN

Yvonne Kingsbury

Co-Owner Groundhog Divers

1500+ Dives
Advanced Open Water Diver
Diving since 1992

Korhan Guler

Store Assistant and Instructor

5000+
SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor
PADI MSDT
Diving since 1995

Julie Ballinger

1100 + Dives
SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor
Diving Since 2005

Kyle Benger

4600+ Dives
SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor
NAUI Instructor
Diving since 1996

Randy Bennett

750+ Dives
SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor
NAUI Instructor
Diving since 2000

Etienne Cornu

750+ Dives
SSI Assistant Instructor Trainer
PADI IDC Staff Instructor
Diving Since 2009

Dave Eves

800+ Dives
SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor
NAUI Instructor
PADI Instructor
Diving since 2002

Robert Hillier

650 + Dives
SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor
PADI Open Water Instructor
Diving Since 2006

Karges Richard

1100+ Dives
SSI Divemaster
1100 + Dives
Diving Since 1974

Jamie Lopes

450+ Dives
SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor
PADI Instructor
Red Cross Instructor
Diving since 2013

Kyle Main

350+ Dives
SSI Assistant Instructor
NAUI Advanced Rescue
Diving since 2008

Kevin Nellis

250+ Dives
SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor
PADI Open Water Instructor
Diving Since 1993

Daren Roth

1200 + Dives
SSI Dive Master
PADI Dive Master
Diving Since 1998

Susan Southwell

550+ Dives
SSI Assistant Instructor
PADI Assistant Instructor
Diving Since 2001

Brian Spilsbury

6300+ Dives
NAUI Instructor
SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor
Diving since 1969

Bob Starr

4000+ Dives
SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor
NAUI Instructor
Diving since 1995

Derrick Stroebel

500+ Dives
SSI Open Water Instructor
PADI Open Water Instructor
Diving Since 2014

Bryan Tank

300+ Dives
SSI Open Water Instructor
Diving since 2016

Daniel Tuka

250 + Dives
SSI Divemaster
PADI Dive Master
Diving Since 2017

John VanOstrand

1900+ Dives
SSI Divemaster
Diving since 2007

Rob Vettoretto

975+ Dives
SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor
Diving since 2004

Nathan Williams

2500+ Dives
SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor
SSI X/R Instructor
Diving since 2010

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