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Michelle Wetton

Advanced Open Water Instructor

Michelle Wetton’s fascination with the underwater world started as a child. After feeling a certain kinship with Ariel from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”, Michelle decided that she wanted to be a mermaid when she grew up!

Michelle earned her open water diver certification card in 2005 at West Hawk Lake, MB. She immediately fell in love with diving, and would spend every weekend at the lake that year until it froze over! Not long after that, she began teaching scuba diving to help share her passion with others. Michelle especially loves teaching diving to children and young adults. When asked about the experience, she says: “There is nothing more rewarding than the look in a child’s eyes as they take their first breaths underwater! I know I’m witnessing a moment that will change their lives forever!”. As an Advanced Open Water Instructor, she now enjoys teaching scuba diving to both beginner and experienced divers. As our head mermaid instructor, Michelle loves to help new mermaids (and mermen) enjoy their first swim in a tail – it’s a childhood dream come true!

Michelle has been fortunate enough to travel to many tropical dive destinations (Turks and Caicos, Saba, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, Saba, La Paz (Mexico), Bonaire, Fiji, Roatan (Honduras), St. Lucia and Grand Cayman). She has also explored many different areas of Canada, both freshwater (Lake Huron, Lake Erie, Hillock Lake, West Hawk Lake) and marine (off the coast of British Columbia, and Arctic diving near Iqaluit, Nunavut). As a Master of Science (MSc) graduate from the University of Manitoba, Michelle loves to share her knowledge of aquatic biology and ecology with others. You can count on Michelle to be able to name every creature in the lake during your local open water dives, and every fish in the ocean when you accompany Blue Oasis Dive Centre Ltd. on your next tropical vacation!

When asked about her passion for scuba diving, she says: “There is no better feeling in the world than floating effortlessly over a colourful coral reef. This is as close to a real mermaid as I’m going to get!”

Favourite Dive Sites

  • Fantasea, Beqa Lagoon, Fiji
  • Diamond Rock, Saba
  • Hepp’s Pipeline, North Wall, Grand Cayman
  • Wreck of the ex-USS Kittiwake, Grand Cayman
  • Superman’s Flight, St. Lucia
  • Having Navigation under my belt has certainly boosted my diving confidence. Also the Instructors from Blue Oasis are the greatest, knowledgeable, patience, caring respectful and extremely professional.

    Lorraine Gravel
    Lorraine Gravel
  • I entrusted my 11 year old son's Scuba Diving training to Michelle. She has guided him through his initial introduction to the sport, to a junior open water diver certification, and on to open water ocean diving on reefs and wrecks (at the age of 13). Michelle provided carefully considered, well paced instruction to my son and 5 other children. In addition to the time I spent observing her instructing at the pool, I was able to observe her in action with students during real dives in the open ocean. She is proactive, attentive to detail, assertive, compassionate, very knowledgeable, a problem solver, level-headed and highly reliable.    

    John Rooney
    John RooneyWinnipeg, MB
  • Beautiful store and the best scuba staff this sport could ask for :)

    Emma Mahoney
    Emma Mahoney
  • The Best crew in town...Bar none!!

    Charlene Birston
    Charlene Birston
  • We have become confident and skilled divers thanks to Blue Oasis. Jason, Michelle, Robin and the rest of the team have always gone above and beyond to ensure that we are feeling prepared and comfortable for all different conditions we have dove together. Through their teaching, guidance and friendship they have guaranteed that learning to dive has been one of the best experiences of our lives! We have been so pleased with our experience that our two children are now enrolled in the Scuba Rangers program. They love taking classes with them as much as we do. If you have ever dreamed of diving - do it with Blue Oasis, you won't be sorry!

    Karen and Steve AndJelic
    Karen and Steve AndJelic
  • I knew I wanted to dive from the first time I snorkelled in the ocean off the coast of Cozumel, Mexico. I have been so fortunate to work with Jason and Michelle at Blue Oasis Dive Centre. All of the instructors were very professional, and helped me to overcome any fears that I had. They always keep the customer's needs first, and have amazing instructional skills. You can't ask for a more dedicated group to lead you from the classroom to the open water to become a certified diver!  Even after I became a diver, I really enjoyed the advanced courses - they were amazing!  I would recommend Blue Oasis Dive Centre to anyone who would like to become a diver!

    Craig Cowan
    Craig Cowan