Idaho Dive Pirates is your only one stop shop for all your diving needs in the greater Idaho Falls Region. Idaho Dive Pirate SCUBA classes, gear, and pool sessions are all available under one roof. Idaho Dive Pirates specialize in training divers from new to SCUBA, Advanced Diving, Technical Diving to public safety. Idaho Dive Pirates Prides ourselves in having AMAZING Customer Reviews.
Owner, SSI Assistant Instructor Trainer, Advanced Open, Water Instructor
Bret Stewart began in Idaho diving in 2006 doing local dives for fun then joined the Bonneville County Dive team once he was a Master Diver. Bret Stewart has had many recoveries and rescues while serving on the Bonneville County Aquatic Rescue Team.
Bret’s favorite dives in our area are - Firehole River, Twin Bridges in Chester and Ririe at night in the fall, he says the salmon spawn is his favorite dive anywhere.
Internationally Bret loves Cozumel Mexico (Columbia Deep), Roatan Honduras (Turtle Crossing), and Cayman Islands (The Devils Grotto).
Bret loves teaching open water SCUBA and sharing his love of diving with new divers.
Bret is dedicated to presenting the needed information as clearly as possible making sure all of his students have the proper knowledge, skills, and abilities to go ahead and get the proper experience with their buddies.
Owner, Advanced Open Water Instructor, Lord and Captain
Eric Ivie looks for any place to get under water. He started diving in 2009 and took every class he could to keep honing his skills. He has dove from Alaska to Mazatlán on the west coast and even spent time recovering shipwrecks from the 1500s in the Dominican Republic.
He became an instructor in Monterey California and spent every day managing Bamboo Reef. After moving back to Idaho he continued to teach and partnered with Bret to continue building the Dive Empire of Idaho Dive Pirates. His favorite dive was here locally when he rode a motorcycle down the river. Ask him about it sometime and he may regale you with the tale.
Owner, Assistant Instructor, Swim instructor
That’s what she does, she dives and knows things.
Ashley certified in 2008 and has been diving ever since. She has always been one with the water and is always looking forward to the next adventure. Ashley has been running the shop and enjoys sharing her knowledge with everyone. Between running the shop, helping with SCUBA classes, working on her swim instructor certification, and chasing Ocean around she stays pretty busy. Ashley’s favorite dive site locally is the Firehole River and internationally she loves MariCaibo in Cozumel Mexico
Owner, Assistant Instructor, Swim Instructor
Certified in February 2011, she became an Assistant Instructor in October 2018 while working at Bamboo Reef. Her favorite dives were treasure diving shipwrecks from the 1500’s in the Dominican Republic with her husband Eric Ivie. But put her anywhere in the Caribbean and she’s a happy mermaid.
Master Diver, Assistant Instructor in training, and Dive Guide.
Darren Wolters became certified in 2017 after dropping by Idaho Dive Pirates on a "whim" between jobs while working. The obsession to be underwater then took over until the end of time. He kills bed bugs by day and sinks by night. He takes great pride in his invention of the "Wet Suit Piss Purge" and "The ghost ride".
Darren's favorite dives are underwater and his favorite single dive was performed in 2020 alongside Lord Eric Ivie riding a motorcycle down the river. He has dove around the world from the Adriatic Sea, Hawaii, and everywhere in the Carribean but dreams to one day dive "Argenfiji....the true apex of diving in his words.
Drives fast Cars
Advanced Open Water Instructor
Terry loves to push limits, that is why he is our stress and rescue instructor
Dave Boling is an SSI Open Water Instructor. Dave is the Jefferson County Dive Team Commander, an Engineer at A&R Corp, and the Designer of the World Famous Idaho Dive Pirates Logo
Open Water Instructor Retired
Bill was the Lead instructor for the Bingham County Dive Team
Hero to his fellow Pirates
Dive Master Instructor, Sidemount Instructor, Extended Range Instructor
Benjamin Hadfield loves adventure and sharing that with everybody around him. From his years in the Marine Corps to Advanced parachuting and now... beginning Open Water Scuba, very advanced SCUBA and Technical SCUBA Instruction, Benjamin is in it to win it and this doesn't stop with Diving.
Warm water, cold water, Ice, Extended Range Technical diving, Caves, Wrecks and more... Benjamin has a passion for diving and teaching diving to others. With his ability to teach technical skills in diving, students are sure to get more than a high level overview of diving.
Benjamin is passionate about teaching safe and quality divers that will enjoy the sport for many years.
SSI Assistant Instructor, Technical Diver, Master Architect by trade
Nikki Hadfield loves adventure and sharing the diving passion with everybody around her. She has been diving since 2015 where she started her journey at Idaho Dive Pirates. In 2018 she met Benjamin and decided that cold water diving sounded interesting. Now, it is hard to get her out of the Ice Hole. Soon after, Benjamin and Nikki were married and she began her journey into technical diving and becoming an instructor.
Nikki is amazing with students with never ending patience and carrying to make sure that they accomplish their goals and find their way through any challenge. Nikki is extremely passionate about safety and the quality of the divers that continue through the diving programs so that they will enjoy the sport for years to come.
Glass Man Extraordinaire - Logan Glass Owner
All around Awesome friend
Kenn Condon is a retired Captain in the U.S. Army and NRA certified as a pistol and rifle instructor as well as a range safety officer. He served as an instructor at the Army Infantry Basic Non Commissioned Officers Course (BNOC), and Engineer Officer Basic Course (EOBC). He is an accomplished shooter and outdoorsman.
Assistant Instructor in training
Owner of Boats and Tows
Vessel recovery specialist