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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.

Amanda Wendt

Mandi is one of the panhandles most active scuba instructors, operating as an independent instructor until something better came along, she has built a reputation as being fair with all of the dive centers and as a true professional with all of her students.

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.

Sally Pendoley

Sally is our newest PADI Scuba Instructor. She joined the team as an intern in 2019 and came on board full-time as a videographer upon completion of her training. She loves to capture footage of our students' passion for SCUBA diving and our local aquatic environments.