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Our Team

James Weber

James is the motivation behind Red Alert Diving. With experience diving all over the world, but a passion for Panama City Beach living and the community here in Bay County, he wanted to bring some of his experience training divers the right way back home.

Todd Yarbrough

Todd is a PADI Course Director and DAN Instructor Trainer who has been active in the diving industry at every level for over 15 years. His favorite thing about teaching professional level courses has been helping his candidates succeed in creating careers in diving.

Patti Suggs

Patti is a PADI Master Instructor and DAN Instructor Trainer who has built a career as a marketer with Divers Alert Network. She brings a passion for working with children and protecting the environment to the team.

Tom Gilmore

Tom is our resident Freedive instructor. Studying directly under Kirk Krack, the founder of PFI, Tom has gone on to compete internationally at Deja Blue, holds the United States records for Dynamic No Fins and Dynamic categories, and led the United States Free Diving team as their Captain. He has spent years honing his abilities in the water, and leaves a lasting impression on everyone he meets.

Chance Hannah

Chance is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and has been diving the Panama City area for nearly a decade. Chance served in the US Army, but a passion for scuba and the Gulf Coast brought him home to Panama City Beach and Red Alert Diving.

Justin Bodie

Justin is an Open Water Scuba Instructor who enjoys working with new divers and teaching specialty courses. Originally from Minnesota, he got hooked on diving while on vacation in Hawaii and loves to dive the wreck sites here in the Gulf.

Kelly Colwell

Kelly is an GUE (Global Underwater Explores) Technical instructor and PADI Master instructor. He started his diving career here in Panama City over a decade ago while serving in the military and has since traveled to various places around the world teaching to include the Western Pacific Okinawa, Alaska, Southern California, and Florida. Kelly loves to share his passion for technical diving with new and experienced divers helping them reach their next level in training.

Melissa Colwell

Melissa is a PADI Instructor who started her diving career over a decade ago. She has dived in many locations around the world but prefers the warm tropical waters in the Caribbean. Melissa really enjoys locations with an abundance of marine life and is always on the hunt for those elusive treasures of the sea.

Brad Skeel

Brad is an Open Water Scuba Instructor who enjoys working with new & experienced divers along with teaching specialty courses. Originally from North Dakota, he got hooked on diving while on vacation in Hawaii and loves to dive the wreck sites here in the Gulf and cenotes in Mexico.

Joshua Daley

Josh is the head instructor at Red Alert Diving, joining the team in March of 2022. Josh is one of the most natural instructors we have ever seen. He is retired military, and has chosen Panama City as home for his family.