Martha Lewis



If you have a love for all that lies on the ocean floor, Martha Lewis is a good person to know. A practicing dentist in Clinton, Martha left her hometown of Philadelphia, Mississippi, to pursue dentistry, helping patients in the Jackson-Metro for nearly 3 decades. In 1995, she earned her diving certification. Throughout her experience of logging nearly 500 dives in Australia, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific, Martha secured her SSI Instructor certification, which affords her the opportunity to teach a variety of courses :



  • Open Water
  • Advanced Open Water
  • Nitrox
  • Stress and Rescue
  • First Aid/CPR/Oxygen Provider/AED

In an effort to offer these classes and as well as the opportunity to develop an understanding and fascination of the underwater world, Martha opened Tanks Dive Shop in the heart of Flowood. As busy as she is, is it any wonder her favorite underwater creature is the elusive octopus?

Deborah Holmes


deborahholmesA lifelong Mississippian, Deborah Holmes is a recent retiree of the public education system, having taught science for nearly 30 years.  It is in the capacity of a biology instructor that she began to appreciate the complex beauty found underwater – and to share this appreciation with her students, friends, and loved ones, including her son and daughter-in-law.  Venturing further into her underwater interest, Deborah secured her SSI (Scuba Schools International) diving certification in 2010.  She has logged over 200 dives in locations such as: Australia, Bonaire, Cayman Brac, Cozumel, Gulf of Mexico, Little Cayman, and Roatan.  When she’s not diving – seeking out her favorite underwater organisms: the seahorse, frogfish, and octopus – Deborah enjoys reading, painting, and spending time with Bella, her chocolate Pomeranian.

Dewayne Lindsey

dewayne-lindseyHailing from north Mississippi, Dewayne Lindsey embarked upon his diving career in the United States Navy. Securing his requisites for both Padi Divemaster and SSI Dive Con certifications, Dewayne moved to the Jackson-Metro area with his wonderful wife and family. As a member of the Union County Search and Rescue, he has furthered this interest with his involvement as part of the Rankin County Search and Rescue. His passion for new students has helped him to streamline his efforts as he pursues SSI instructor certification. Having spent time in Japan, Korea, and the Caribbean, Dewayne uses his varied diving experience to attract and inform others about this pastime that has afforded him opportunity to explore the world of the ocean.

Kendall Wilcher


kendallwilcherKendall Wilcher comes from the small town of Carthage, Mississippi. He discovered early in his life his desire to help others and has chosen the career path of Nursing. After achieving an Associate’s Degree in science, he continued his education and is now a senior enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Nursing program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Kendall has been a firefighter for 4 years and also serves with multiple search and rescue teams. Kendall discovered his passion for scuba diving 3 years ago. As a SSI certified Dive Control Specialist (DiveCon), he is now pursuing his goal of becoming an SSI instructor. Kendall has spent time diving in the shallow freshwaters of Alabama and the salty oceans of Florida and just recently completed his first Caribbean trip to Bonaire.