Who We Are
Why Choose West louisiana scuba
If you are looking for Scuba Training from someone who will take care of you and your family like our own then you are at the right place. Please give us the opportunity to serve you. Each of our students benefits from the rich experiences of our instructors and divemasters. Let us put that experience to work for you and help bring you the adventures of a lifetime!
About the Instructors
Owner / Instructor
Scott, our leader, fell in love with the adventure of exploring underwater when he took his first Open water Scuba class in 1989.
Since that time he has dove in a multitude of environments in both commercial and recreational capacities.
He is an avid spear-fisherman on Toledo Bend Lake and the coordinator for the local area Dive Team. This team consists of volunteer firefighters and local law enforcement who come together to serve their community in a very unique and challenging way. He has coordinated search and rescue operations, evidence recovery dives, vehicle extrication dives, boat salvaging and many other technical diving operations in the Public Safety diving arena.
In 2011 the lure of exploring amazing underwater caverns brought him to the Panhandle of Florida where he took his first cave diving class, starting a new chapter in his diving career. Since then he has completed many dives into the beautiful caves of North Florida. This is also when he discovered the advantages of diving sidemount.
In the Spring of 2018 Scott became a certified Advanced Nitrox diver. With the ability to dive up to a 100% oxygen mix, this set him up for his Decompression Diver Certification which he also obtained at that time.
Scott views safety as a very serious aspect of anything he does in life, so he also is a certified CPR/AED/O2 provider and First Aid instructor as well. We teach a few classes each year and provide our divers the ability to learn new skills as well as refresh previously taught skills that help make us all safer.
Morgan currently is a Senior at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston LA. He is studying Mechanical Engineering.
He travels back and forth for Open Water checkout weekends.
Morgan started diving in 2011 when he was 11yrs old. Once he was certified that spring Morgan says “we must have made over 100 dives in the Turbine Channel that summer. We dove all the time”. Truly Morgan cut his teeth diving in and around Toledo Bend, and he has the log books to prove it!
Morgan is also a Sidemount Cave Diver. Morgan enjoys diving in the clear water caves of North Florida and travels there as often as he can to get some underground aqua therapy! His experiences include: many search and recovery dives. Morgan has recovered rings, eye glasses, boat props, raised boats out of Toledo, and even one time pulled a boat, truck and trailer out of the lake after it was underwater for several hours.
Morgan is an Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Diver. His best dive on “mix” was to the Flight deck on a multi gas Decompression dive, down on the largest artificial reef in the world, the Mighty USS Oriskany.
Morgan has been an Instructor for both NAUI and SDI/TDI for 3 yrs. He brings to bear a considerable amount of experience and diving knowledge to his students and to West Louisiana Scuba.
James became a certified Open Water Scuba Diver in 1986 and became an Assistant Instructor in March of 2020.
James scuba passion includes lake diving in Greers Ferry Lake in Arkansas, where there are multiple fascinating things to see. He has recovered trucks, cars and other lost valuable items. James’ favorite dive memory was in Lake Ouachita off of Blakley Dam. A couple of James’ favorite dive quotes include “As long as you got air going in and out, you’re good” and “See ya at the bottom”.