7307 N. Alpine Road ~ Rockford / Loves Park, Illinois ~ 61111 815-633-6969
Captain Dan Johnson,
SDI,TDI Instructor Trainer
PADI Instructor 1984/present
Remi Johnson Dive Master
Captain Dan Johnson began diving in 1973 and has been an instructor since 1984. As an experienced Lake Michigan shipwreck hunter, he discovered the Kate Kelly and Lumberman shipwrecks off of Racine, Wisconsin in the early 1990's. Dan has led expeditions all over the world. His Caribbean travel including Cozumel, Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos (owned Turtle Inn Divers on Providenciales as a partner), Roatan, Belize, Bonaire, and the Bahamas. He has led expeditions to the South Pacific Islands including Palau, Yap, the Soloman Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji. Closer to home, Dan also has experience with group travel to Florida, including the Florida Keys, West Palm, and manatee adventures in Crystal River and Ginnie Springs.
Ruby has been with Loves Park Scuba for 16 and a half years. She is considered our "Official Greeter" and is always happy to welcome customers and friends to the shop. With a wag of her tail and sometimes even a welcome bark, one always feels welcome when entering the store. Ruby loves to swim and is usually the first one in the pool or at Pearl Lake. Ruby's most prized achievement is being awarded 3rd place at the Petsmart Halloween Contest.