Steve Ashley

Steve Ashley

I grew up in So. Cal. body surfing and snorkeling.  I got my open water certification through Naui in 1979.  After only making a few dives, I relocated to the Salem Keizer area and raised my family.  Diving was put on the back burner until 2017, when my wife and I took a snuba/snorkeling trip to Maui.  When we got back, she got her open water certification through Padi and I began my Padi training with a refresher course, through Salem Scuba, of course.

I retired the beginning of 2018, after 33 years of delivering bread for Oroweat Baking Co.  Since then, I have been taking Padi classes and diving every chance that I get.  Diving is my passion.  I am a volunteer diver at the Newport Oregon Coast Aquarium.  I have also had the pleasure to dive with Salem Scuba DEA in the Puget Sound, Cozumel, Florida, The Bahama’s, Grand Cayman, and St. Lucia.  I’m really just getting started and I look forward to sharing this experience with many divers, both new and old.

Divemaster
Johanas Kile
Divemaster
Kristen Huth