Meet the Low Key Staff
Ann Marie Estes
Dive Shop General Manager, Rescue Diver.
Hometown: Formative years in the suburbs of Los Angeles
Favorite Dive Site: French Cap and Congo Cay in the summer; Eagle Shoals
in the winter.
Favorite Marine Life: Red Lip Blenny
Fun Fact: Animal enthusiast and supporter of our Animal Care Center; currently
owns one dog, and many cats; Loves to read and enjoys historical novels and
films on the Military.
US Coast Guard 100 Ton Captain; PADI and NAUI Dive Instructor.
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Favorite Dive Site: Carvel Rock; the drop; and the Wit Shoal
Favorite Marine Life: Dolphins
Fun Fact: One of eight kids; loves to read Clive Cussler books; been on St.
John for over thirty years.
Course Director, USCG Captain, EFR Instructor Trainer, Dan Instructor Trainer
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Favorite Dive Site: Booby Rock
Favorite Marine Life: Tiger Shark
Fun Fact: Chris has an inordinate hatred of sour cream and will not eat anything
that it touches on his plate.
Shop Manager, Mermaid
Hometown: San Francisco, California
Favorite Dive Site: changes weekly
Favorite Marine Life: Flamingo Tongue
Fun Fact: Loves to geek out on science and history documentaries.
Keeps up with Days of Our Lives and loves Spock on Star Trek.
PADI divemaster , Tusa/Sherwood/Cressi certified technician, psi certified
cylinder inspector, psi cylinder hazmat instructor, shop floor manager.
Hometown: Northampton, MA
Favorite Dive Site: Any place I can get in the water, the drop
Favorite Marine Life: Octopus
Fun Fact: Ed likes long walks on the beach, picnic lunches and sun sets.
It has been said that Ed could talk to anybody for hours…
Hometown: Bellrose Village, NY
Favorite Dive Site: Chikuzen Shipwreck, BVI
Favorite Marine Life: Spotted Eagle Ray
Fun Fact: Has been playing ice hockey for over 20 years. Don’t ever talk
to him while the Rangers are playing.
PADI IDC Staff Instructor, 6 Pack Captain License, CPR, First Aid, Oxygen
Provider Instructor, Deep, Wreck, Underwater Photography Specialties Instructor
Hometown: Lincoln, NE
Favorite Dive Site: Eagle Shoals
Favorite Marine Life: Trunk Fish
Fun Fact: During Hurricane Season she loves to explore dive destinations
all around the world. She loves dogs and children. When she’s not diving
she’s sailing, hiking, playing sand volley ball or going to Courtney’s Ladies
Night. She says “I LOVE MY JOB!”
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Favorite Dive Site: WIT-CON, French Cap, The Wreck of the RMS Rhone
Favorite Marine Life: All of it!
Fun Fact: Ask him about the haunted pillow he had while growing up.
PADI OW Instructor
Hometown: Covington, KY
Favorite Dive Site: Any dive at French Cap
Favorite Marine Life: Juvenile Spotted Drum
Fun Fact: Ride a motorcycle, even though I am a fun guy I don't like mushrooms.
I shaved my head originally as a Halloween costume.
Hometown: Pineville, OR
Favorite Dive Site: The Unknown
Favorite Marine Life: Whales
Fun Fact: I despise swimming.
50 ton Master Captain
Hometown: Palm Harbor, FL
Favorite Dive Site: Booby Rock
Favorite Marine Life: Parrot Fish
Fun Fact: I can not only drive and break the boat; I can fix it too!
Shop staff, has lived on Saint John for 15 years.
Hometown: Redding, CA
Favorite Dive Site: Congo and Flannigan Islands
Favorite Marine Life: Queen Triggerfish
Fun Fact: Linda has been accused of swallowing a microphone. Loves to climb
trees, play softball and water ski
Divemaster, Shop staff
Hometown: Chantilly, VA
Favorite Dive Site: Wreck of the Rhone
Favorite Marine Life: Peterson Shrimp
Fun Fact: Was once an accordian player in a polka band.
Shop Staff, PADI OW Certified
Hometown: Woodstock, Vermont
Favorite Dive Site: The Next One!
Favorite Marine Life: Octopus, Staghorn Coral and Life in the Mangroves!
Fun Fact: We have a landscaping business in Vermont so we started coming
to St. John years ago for the winter. As long as I can keep digging in the
dirt, I'm happy!
Wise in the Brain, Young at Heart, Quick of the Mouth
Hometown: Currently St. John, formerly of Boston, South Burlington and Cambridge,
VT. Depends how long back you want to look.
Favorite Dive Site: Haven't found out yet, but am looking.
Favorite Marine Life: I heart Sea Turtles
Fun Fact: I love Bushwackers (less than 3). Been married for 7 years to a
lady I've known since I was 13. Together, we own an animal that is more Muppet
than dog, his name is Stormy.
OWSI, VINP Volunteer Diver, OUPV/Six-pack Captain
Hometown: Boston, MA
Favorite Dive Site: Cow Rock
Favorite Marine Life: Big stuff like sharks, groupers, and eagle rays . .
. and, of course, octopus and moray eels.
Fun Fact: Previously worked as a federal fisheries observer on-board commercial
fishing vessels. Observed 132 fishing trips in the Northeastern USA!
Official Low Key Greeter
Nika is our 1 year old Coconut Retriever, as they call them down here, and
belongs to Ed. Nika was rescued from the ACC when she was just a puppy and
takes her role of greeting all Low Key divers very seriously. A regular fixture
in the shop and on the beach, she is always willing to accept the adoration
that is her due to her as queen of the shop.
Official Low Key Greeter
Olivia...she is the newest 4 legged family member of Low Key Watersports.
Olivia comes to us from the shelter in St Thomas where she was residing for
most of the first year of her life. She now lives the life of a Queen at
Ann Marie's house! One lucky dog! Her favorite food is hot dogs! She loves
to be picked up and held like a baby. She and Nika are becoming best of friends....most
of the time!