SouthernStarScuba was established under DaSal, Inc.

which is owned and operated by Dave and Sally Wheeler.

Sally and I have been diving together for over 38 years.

Thirty 37 years ago, we got engaged underwater in Cozumel.

We have 3 sons that all dive. This year I certified two of

our four grandchildren. I have now certified three generations

of my family, which I consider to be a special blessing.

Families with children as young as 10 can now start

diving together.

As for me, I have been teaching SCUBA and taking divers diving

for over 50 years.  I have certified divers thru the YMCA, NASDS

and PADI.  2016 was my 45th year with PADI.

I have been the owner or co-owner in 2 dive shops (The Village Dive Shop – Corning, NY and Sport Diving Services – Midland, TX) and one Dive Travel Agency (Tropical Concepts – Houston, TX).

I have been diving on the West Coast, East Coast, Gulf Coast and in Canada.  I have had the opportunity to dive in many international destinations including, but not limited to, Truk Lagoon, The Red Sea, The West Coast of Scotland, Thailand, Dubai, Turks & Caicos, Aruba, The Bahamas, Roatan, Belize, Cozumel Costa Rica, Curacoa, and St. Maarten.

I not only teach SCUBA - I share SCUBA.  I don’t want you just to become certified, I want you to become a diver.  I want you to get the hours and hours of enjoyment from diving that my family and I have gotten over the years.

Now that the corporate world no longer occupies most of my time, I have the time to share with you as your instructor, dive travel consultant, dive travel guide or dive buddy.  I look forward to doing that.

Dave Wheeler - PADI MSDT # 1698

Southern Star Scuba