Meet Our Staff
Kelly Wright, CEO and Owner
Kelly took her initial PADI Pro training in Sidney BC in 1992 where she was certified as a PADI Openwater Instructor. She went on to continue her PADI Pro development, ultimately becoming a PADI Master Instructor in 2005. Kelly's passion for diving and introducing others to the sport prompted her to open Cross Current Divers in 1996.
As the founder and owner of Cross Current Divers, she has trained thousands of students while maintaining a 100% safety record. Under Kelly's leadership, Cross Current Divers continues to be a fun and active PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center, instructing and mentoring students from the PADI Bubblemaker level on into their PADI Instructor level certifications. Cross Current's team of Instructors collectively have the most teaching in all of Canada.
Rob Pugh, PADI Course Director
Rob Pugh works with Cross Current Divers as their PADI Course Director. He brings many years of experience as a diver, instructor, and previous dive shop owner. Rob started diving in 1974, has been an active instructor since 1978, and has been certified as a PADI Course Director since 1992.
Rob is qualified as a PADI Tec Deep Instructor Trainer, DSAT Gas Blender Instructor Trainer, a DSAT Tec Trimix Instructor Trainer, and a DAN Instructor Trainer. He has also been a business consultant for dive centers in Canada, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Honduras and the Mediterranean.
Not only is Rob an accomplished Instructor Trainer, he is an avid diver with interests in cave diving, rebreathers, wreck diving, deep diving, and recreational diving.
Rob is always eager to pass on his knowledge. So do not hesitate; to email, call, or come into the store and ask any question you may have.