Atlantic PRO Divers Jacksonville Scuba: About US

Atlantic Pro Divers

North Florida's Only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center. 

We are a full service dive center offering PADI certifications up to Open Water SCUBA Instructor, professional gear sales from the top dive brands, and full service center for SCUBA equipment.

Our instructors and employees are held to the highest standards for safety and customer service.  We guarantee thorough instruction with low professional to student ratios. 

Meet The Team

Bob Bunkley, Owner

Captain Bob is a retired Senior engineer from Gulf Stream Aerospace. He has successfully taught over 3,000 students to safely SCUBA dive. Many of his students went on to be dive professionals, Merchant Marine officers, marine biologists, and world class spear-fishers. Capt. Bob has also been featured/quoted in many major publications including, Florida Times-Union, NY Newsday Magazine, and Scuba Diving Magazine (Gray's Reef). Bob has also served on the NOAA Gray's Reef NMS Advisory Council. 

Bailey Rowland, General Manager

Bailey is a PADI Master SCUBA Diver Trainer and USCG Master Captain. Her parents got her certified to dive at 10 years old in 2000 with Atlantic Pro Divers. After graduating from FSU she moved to St Croix, USVI where she successfully completed her PADI dive master and open water instructor course. After teaching for a couple years there she moved back to her hometown to be closer to family and started her career with Atlantic Pro Divers. You can find her in the shop on most days ready to answer all dive related questions regarding courses, gear, services, and trips.               

Jennifer Carr, Manager of Instruction

After graduating from Florida State University Jennifer took up a career in public education, teaching 8th grade science and math. Her love for the ocean and conservation led her to completing her PADI Divemaster certification while on summer break, and subsequently enrolling in the PADI Instructor Development Course in 2016. Now a PADI IDC Staff Instructor,  Jennifer is working full time at Atlantic PRO Divers as the manager of instruction, still making time for trips around the world to explore more of what the world’s oceans have to offer.

Favorite course to teach: PADI Rescue Diver

Favorite dive site: Wreck of the SS Thistlegorm, Red Sea

Favorite fish: Atlantic trumpet fish (Aulostomus strigosus)

Chad Pratt, PADI Master SCUBA Diver Trainer

Chad grew up in Salt Lake City, UT.  At 16 years old he moved to Maui, HI for a couple of years.  There, he developed a passion for the ocean.  He learned to surf, free dive and SCUBA dive.  He loved the power of the waves and the abundant life under the water.  After joining the Army, building a family and developing his career as an IT professional back in Utah he began diving again with his wife and daughter.  After diving all around the world, he worked to become a Dive Master and in the spring of 2019 he and his family moved to Jax Beach.  This is where he joined the Atlantic Pro Diver family to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer.

His favorite place he has dove is Blue Corner, Palau.  He loves finding small ocean life like nudibranchs and Jawfish as well as experiencing the large creatures of the ocean like turtles, sharks and manta rays.

Austin Mumford, PADI Divemaster