Kim MurrayRecreational Training Director, Travel Director, Kids & Family Program Director

  • Highest Dive Rating Held: AIT; AN/DP
  • Affiliations: SSIPADI
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Kim came to ECD in 2010 as an already experienced diver intent on becoming a dive professional. After achieving her Divemaster and Dive Control Specialist ratings and leading shore dives and teaching in the pool for a few years, Kim moved to Cozumel, Mexico for a stint working in the dive industry there. Kim returned to Boston in 2016 as an instructor and has since become one of our most active instructors, teaching everything from open water to dive professional courses. During 2021, Kim took the reins as East Coast Diver’s Recreational Training Director. She’ manages all aspects of training from introductory programs to Master Diver instruction.

In addition to teaching scuba, Kim is our Travel Director, and Director of Kids and Family programs. Kim loves introducing kids to scuba and has expanded the Scuba Rangers program to sites outside of ECD and coordinated family specialty courses and trips.

Even with a very active teaching schedule, Kim is always sure to leave time for fun diving, and in her off time can be found scalloping, taking photos of marine life, searching local dive sites for the lumpfish sighting that has eluded her for years, and checking out new trip locations for the travel department.

Favorite Dive Site:

There's too much amazing diving in the world to have a favorite!

Favorite Creature:

Sharks. And octopuses. And squid. And cuttlefish. And nudis. And...

Favorite Certification Course:

I love it all, but especially watching kids fall in love with scuba, and seeing how learning to dive changes them not just in the water, but out of it too.

Goals In The Dive Industry:

To not just teach people to scuba, but to create competent, confident divers and to pass on my love of everything scuba to others.

Holds the following ratings:

  • Open Water Instructor (OWI)
  • Nitrox Instructor
  • Night Instructor
  • Navigation Instructor
  • Search & Recovery Instructor
  • Wreck Diving Instructor
  • Advanced Open Water Instructor (AOWI)
  • Divemaster Instructor (DMI)
  • Assistant Instructor Trainer (AIT)
  • Stress & Rescue Instructor
  • React Right Instructor
  • Divemaster (DM)
  • Dive Guide
  • Scuba Rangers Instructor
  • Snorkeling Instructor
  • Science Of Diving Instructor
  • Drysuit Instructor
  • Advanced Navigation Instructor

Dive Kit:

Accidentally a Hollis fan girl- wing, harness, M3 mask, F1 fins