About Us

James Conolly

SDI Open Water Diver Instructor

James began diving in 1989 with the Hart House Underwater Club while an undergraduate student at the University of Toronto.  Then 20 years later with a wife and kids and a successful career as a University Professor at Trent University in the Anthropology department James re-certified as an Open Water Diver with Adventure Divers. 

Since then he has dove continuosly with over 350 logged dives including in the Great Lakes, Mexico and the Caribbean. James enjoys all types of diving including Night, Cold Water and Drift.  He is certified in numerous specialties including Deep, Night, Navigation, Nitrox and is also trained to dive with Triox (Trimix) and Dive Propulsion Vehicles (DPVs).  From his work as an Archaeologist, James has a particular interest in shipwrecks.  James shares his enthusiasm for diving with all his students.  It is a pleasure to have James working with us.