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PADI Master Instructor #95297 
Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer  #95297  
Divers Alert Network Instructor #11274
SDI/TDI Instructor #6075

Chip Earle    Chip became interested in the ocean environment shortly after being certified as a scuba diver in 1987.  Fully bitten by the bug, Chip founded a local travel and dive club, SeaDevil Divers, in 1997 and subsequently in 1998 opened Dive Connections, a PADI 5 Star IDC scuba facility serving the Central Virginia area.

   He is a PADI Master Instructor, both a Scuba Diving International and Technical Diving International Instructor, and a “way cool” Scuba for KIDS Instructor.  He is probably the most proud of the last designation because he thoroughly enjoys introducing people especially young folks to the world of scuba diving.  Chip teaches and leads trips throughout the Caribbean and the world.  He logged his 1900th dive this past year.

   Chip has served on the Board of Directors of Earth Echo International, formerly the Philippe Cousteau Foundation.  Chip also served on the Board of Directors of Lake Rawlings, an area diving facility and PADI Dive Resort. He is a past Chairman and current Treasurer of ScubaJam Virginia, an organization that creates an annual regional scuba event for youth

Specialty Instructor Designations
SCUBA for KIDS Instructor
CPR & AED Care for Children Instructor Trainer

Altitude Equipment Specialist Photography
Boat Fish Identification Project Aware
Coral Reef Conservation Multilevel Search & Recovery
Deep Diver Naturalist Wreck Diver
Dry Suit Navigation Oxygen First Aid (Scuba)
Drift Diving Night Diver Hazardous Marine Life
Enriched Air Peak Buoyancy Self-Reliant Diver
Digital U/W Photography Ocean Reef Integrated Mask Full Face Mask Instructor
Delayed Surface Marker Buoy    
Dräger Rebreather Solo Diving  
Oxygen First Aid (Scuba) Advanced O2 (Scuba) Hazardous Marine Life


1754 Timberwood Blvd
 Charlottesville, VA  22911