KELLEY & BOB SCARZAFAVA-Owners of Anacortes Diving & Supply since 1996.
We are Kelley & Bob and diving is our passion. Bob grew up in upstate NY and after a family trip to the Caribbean in 1982, he tried Scuba and was hooked. I grew up here in the Northwest and received my certification back in 1988. A couple years later the tropics were calling and off to the Caribbean I went. This is where Bob and I met and have been together ever since. I missed the Northwest and decided to head home and Bob wanted to come along, imagine that. In 1996 we purchased Anacortes Diving and never looked back. You will find us diving not only for work but also diving on our days off. Underwater Photography is our hobby underwater, Bob covers the video and I take all the still pictures. We love to travel and diving keeps us looking for that next ultimate adventure spot somewhere or anywhere around the world. Come and join us!
JIM RAMAGLIA-I began scuba diving on a vacation to Hawaii in 1985. I took the certification class in the warm clear waters off Kona Hawaii. After returning home, to Kodiak Alaska I realized that if I was going to continue diving I needed to dive where I lived. I began diving in Alaska and fell in love with the underwater world. To keep my skills current, I did additional training in Kodiak up through the level of Dive Master.
After moving to Anacortes in 1999 I became a Scuba Instructor though Anacortes Diving & Supply. I enjoy instructing and introducing people to the world beneath the waves, sharing my passion for diving.
My special passion in diving is underwater photography, if I am under water I usually have a camera in my hands. I have had the opportunity to dive in some of the premiere dive destinations around the world (Indonesia, the Caribbean, Central America and Hawaii), but my favorite destinations are found in the waters of the Pacific Northwest.
TRACY PETERSEN-Tracy grew up in the water and believed she was a dolphin in a past life so taking up scuba was always a strong desire. Little did she know that leaving the warm waters of North Carolina did not mean that the dream of diving was over. It took getting the kids out of the house before she realized Anacortes really wasn’t that far away and she could do it! And boy was she surprised! Tracy has worked her way up to Dive Master and has logged well over 400 dives. If she is not diving, you will see Tracy’s smiling face in the store ready to assist you with all your diving equipment needs.
Tracy also tutors math at Skagit Valley College and takes care of horses and other animals for people on vacation. She has a degree in Theater from WWU and has acted in numerous productions in Skagit County and has even directed a few. She has two grown children and now lives in Anacortes with her husband.
KARMA MANLEY-Karma grew up in the dry climate of eastern Oregon, but felt most at home on family trips to the coast. She studied marine biology at the University of Oregon, but it was a small invertebrate that led her to want to go diving. While looking over the edge of a fishing dock, she spied her first nudibranch, a small sea slug that was brilliantly orange and white. The fact that beautifully colored creatures lived in the cold, murky water of the Pacific made her want to see what else she was missing. She earned her open water certification in 1999 right here at Anacortes Diving & Supply. She has logged over 500 dives in places all over the world; the Caribbean, Spain, Canada, Philippines, Borneo, Fiji and most recently in Hawaii, where she lived for the past 6 years. She is happy to be back in Anacortes for the past couple of years and excited to once again be diving the prolific waters of the Pacific Northwest.