OUR TEAM

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, Martha left her hometown of Philadelphia, MS 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 800 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. In an effort to offer Scuba Classes as well as the opportunity to develop an understanding of the underwater world, Martha opened Tanks Dive Shop in the heart of Flowood.  

DEBORAH HOLMES

A lifelong Mississippian, Deborah is a recent retiree of the public education system having taught Biology 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 family.  Venturing further into her underwater interest, Deborah secured her SSI diving  certification in 2010.  She has logged over 300 dives in locations such as Australia, Bonaire, the Cayman Islands, Roatan, and Malaysia.  When she is not diving you will find her at the shop or spending time with her grandson Parker and her chocolate Pomeranian Bella.

DEWAYNE LINDSEY

Hailing from north Mississippi, Dewayne Lindsey embarked upon his diving career in the United States Navy.  Securing his requirements for both Padi Divemaster and SSI Assistant Instructor 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.  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 the opportunity to explore the world of the ocean. 

MATTHEW WOOTEN

Matthew is a born and raised Leake County native and has been diving since 2016.  During this time, he has completed more than 100 dives and has achieved his SSI Dive Master certification.  As a professional welder for 8 years, Matthew has worked for several companies including Taylor Machinery.  His welding talents have lead him to open his own business and leave the corporate world.  He is also a cattle and chicken farmer, plays the bass guitar and loves to hunt and fish.  Matthew discovered diving two years ago and loves sharing his knowledge of scuba diving with others.  

JOE MAY

CPA's don't often have a reputation of being explorers, but there's always exceptions.  Joseph May spends much of his work days indoors as a CPA and financial consultant, but his real passion is exploring underwater.  Joe grew up in Magee, Mississippi and now resides in Madison with his wife, Kim and their three daughters, Keely, Ally, and Jenna.  His passion for diving has taken him to several locations from the Pacific to the Caribbean.  While his experience with leading an industry line in a professional firm and teaching several different college courses over the years may not seem to coincide with diving, it's his devotion to teaching and sharing his interest that makes the connection.  In his capacity as Divemaster, he gets to combine both his passion for teaching and underwater exploring.  

KENDALL WILCHER

Kendall 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.  Kendall pursued his dream and is now a Registered Nurse at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.  Kendall recently married the love of his live, Kaitlyn and they now live in Flowood.  Kendall has been a firefighter for 7 years and also serves with multiple search and rescue teams.  He discovered his passion for scuba diving 4 years ago and has worked diligently and is now an SSI Assistant Instructor.