About Us

FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED

We are a Dive Shop and Scuba instruction facility with multiple location in Indiana and Florida. We teach Scuba Diving classes weekly. At Bottoms Up Scuba, you are part of the family! We offer all-inclusive diver courses which means there are no hidden costs or equipment you have to buy! We give you everything you will need to be a Certified Diver and will work at your pace to make sure you are comfortable. But don’t take our word for it. Just check out our reviews on Facebook, Google, Tripadvisor, and Yelp!

Meet The Team

We all love what we do, and it shows. We want to share our knowledge, expertise, experience, and passion with everyone: beginners, novice, and experienced divers.

Renata Ellis

 Instructor 

Renata is a registered nurse in Indiana. She fell in love with scuba diving in the beautiful underwater world of the Cayman Islands. Since then, she has been to numerous places and was inspired to start a business and share her love of diving with the world. She is a Certified Dive Instructor and teaches specialty courses including Underwater Photography.

Mike Ellis

Master Instructor
ERDI Instructor/TDI Instructor

Mike is retired from the Marine Corps and found a new passion in my life, scuba diving! He is a NAUI and SDI Certified Instructor and an Emergency First Response Instructor. He is always ready for a new adventure. For Mike, becoming an instructor was a new adventure.

Clay St John

IDC Instructor / Indy Shop Manager

Bryant Ellis

Instructor

Dean Ellis

Instructor

Dean began diving with his dad and Bottoms Up in 2016 and hasn’t gotten out of the water since (figuratively speaking, of course!). He has joined the Navy Reserves, following in the military footsteps of his dad and older brothers. Dean plans on marrying in the spring of 2020 and will welcome his soon-to-be-wife officially into the Bottoms Up family. Dean primarily teaches our Open Water and Advanced diving courses and is known for his extreme patience and adaptability according to the needs of his students.

Zach Ellis

Instructor 

Amber Lane

Youth Dive Master

Amber started diving in 2017. She started as a recreational diver enjoying diving in caves, quarries, and oceans. In 2019 she decided to join her husband in his professional dive career. Since then, she has assisted with the youth programs and adult Open Water certifications. Amber has 15 years of experience working with youth in structured programming. 

Jesse Larrabee

Youth Instructor

Jesse is an NAUI and SDI certified Instructor. He started his dive career 2017 after taking a cruise to the ABC islands. He quickly fell in love with diving and began his training with Bottoms Up Scuba Indy to obtain his professional license. Jesse primarily works with youth but also teaches adult Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Nitrox, and Divemaster training. Jesse has a background in computer programing and currently works as a network architect. 

Tom Buckrop

Instructor/ERDI Diver

Tom has been a certified diver since he was 13 and now enjoy diving with his son.  He is a Deputy Fire Chief with the Fire Department in Morgan County and is a member of the Morgan County Public Safety Dive Team.  He became an instructor to share his love of diving with everyone else!

Carlos Cabrera

Instructor

Carlos a very outgoing and intrepid person. He loves to push the boundaries and look for the best adventure. Wanting to go where few go and do things that few have done, Carlos enjoys pushing the limits! He became an Instructor through Bottoms Up Scuba and is ready to show you your next adventure.

Domingo Saravia

Dive Master

Domingo started diving in 2017 after watching the Bottom Up Scuba classes take place where he was a certified lifeguard, Thatcher Park. He was instantly intrigued and took an exploratory class. Now on top of being a certified lifeguard and his a certified Divemaster! In his spare time he loves to spend time with family and friends. 

Glenn Ray

Instructor  / TDI Diver

Glenn fell in love with diving while on vacation in Cancun with his family. He began his training with Bottoms Up Scuba as soon as getting home and has been advancing his professional diver career since. Glenn loves teaching and sharing his passion with both beginners and advanced divers.  

Teresa Tallon

Instructor/TDI Diver

Teresa a very outgoing and caring  person. Loves diving and continuing her education. 

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