Our Story

Our Founders


Natalka MacKay 

Founder/Lead Instructor

Having an extensive background in adult instruction, 9 years working as a paramedic in Peel Region, and being a scuba diver for 11 years, gives her the ability to not only teach scuba diving to a diverse group of people but also have the medical knowledge to easily adapt and accommodate for those with mental and physical injuries.  Being a military spouse she fully understands the effects of transitioning out of the military and the stresses PTSD and chronic pain has on family life.

Bob MacKay


A Military Veteran with 23 years of lived military experience as a medic and as a nurse, has gained an extensive insight into Veteran health.  With multiple tours including Afghanistan, he understands the rigorous demands of military service.  He understands the effects of PTSD and chronic back pain on daily life and knows how scuba can change your outlook.  Bob has successfully gone through the transition from military to civilian life and has an intimate understanding of the process.

Our Team


Chris Goulet

A Critical Care CAF Nursing Officer with 8 years emergency medicine experience, member, coach and master instructor for National Lifesaving Society and International Lifesaving Cup Team Canada.  He has extensive experience working as a coach and trainer in the water and on dry land, designing programs to facilitate success.  A founding member of the National Lifesaving Society Technical Leaders Commitee and creator of the Caribbean Lifesaving Society makes him an integral part of the organization.

Heather Dawe

A lawyer and senior associate, a member of the Corporate Commercial Group who primarily practices in the areas of corporate commercial, charities and not-for-profit law.  She is also a military spouse and a former director of Skate Canada Nova Scotia and Chair of Skater Development.  Her involvement will have a positive influence on all parts of the program.

Our Flotilla


Testimonials from our divers.

A group of sea turtles are called a flotilla.