Neha Acharya-Patel

Neha Acharya-Patel

Dive Services

Commercial Diving Services

  • Photo and Video Surveys 
  • Bio-physical Surveys 
  • Marine Floral, Faunal and Substrate Identification 
  • Species Sample Collections 
  • Habitat Mapping
  • Sediment Sampling 
  • Hull inspections, hull cleaning, zinc replacements
  • Dock and Wharf Inspection, Maintenance and Repair.
  • Mooring Installation, Maintenance and Repair.
  • Search and Recovery
  • Lifting and Salvage

I currently work with Storm Coast Dive Services.

Private Scuba Diving Instruction

As an experienced Scuba Diver I am certified to provide quality private scuba instruction with a number of different specialties!


The SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Course will cover all of the necessary skills and knowledge for open water scuba diving, including:

  • The aquatic environment: vision, light, sound, heat loss, tides, currents, waves, surge, etc.
  • Physics and physiology: buoyancy, pressure, air spaces, breathing compressed air, mixed gases, etc.
  • Dive equipment selection, assembly, use and maintenance
  • Dive planning
  • Basic scuba skills including mask and regulator skills, swimming underwater, buoyancy control, basic rescue techniques, and emergency procedures
  • And much more!

The SDI Advanced Adventure course will give you an overview of five different SDI specialties. Two of the required specialties are the Deep Diver and Navigation Diver specialties which are the foundation of continuing diver education. The remaining specialty dives you can opt for include:

  • Drysuit Diving
  • Night/Limited Visibility Diving
  • Underwater Photography
  • Shore and Beach Diving
  • Boat Diving
  • Drift Diving
  • Research Diving
  • Nitrox Diving
  • Marine Ecosystems Awareness
  • Advanced Buoyancy

For More Information please visit the SDI Website.

Performance Freediving International Instruction

PFI Freediver Course 

This program teaches fundamental freediving techniques for comfortable enjoyment in the aquatic world to depths of 20m/66ft. You will also practice Static Apnea to help develop your breath-holding abilities and in-water comfort. I currently teach with Bottom Dwellers Freediving.

First Aid Instruction

DAN First Aid Instructor

  • Diving First Aid for Professional Divers
  • Diving Emergency Management Provider
  • Neurological Assessment
  • First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
  • Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries
  • Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid

For more information please visit the DAN Website.


  • Small Vessel Operator Proficiency
  • Small Domestic Vessel — Basic Safety
  • DCBC Occupational Scuba Certification
  • Dive Accident Management Certification
  • Scuba Diving International Scuba Instructor with Specialties
  • Performance Freediving International Freediving Instructor
  • PADI Tec 40, 45
  • DAN Diving First Aid for Diving Professionals Instructor
  • Canadian Association of Underwater Science Level 1/2
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Maritime Radio Certification
  • Pleasure Craft Operators Card