Our Staff

Our staff members are hand-picked by our owners because they have demonstrated a devotion to the diving industry and to diving safely. These divers actively continue their diving education and strive for a great customer experience. All staff members of the resort are trained in first aid, CPR, and AED operation, and play an active role in emergency operations drills. Our instructor are monitored during classes for quality assurance that they are conducting classes in a professional manner. Our staff members are here to ensure that our divers have the best and safest experience possible.

Resort Owners

Dennis TappDennis Tapp
Dennis Started his diving career in 1964 and he continues to enjoy the sport today. Back in the days when diving and it’s dangers not fully known Dennis braved the unknown to explore the underwater world. Dennis was re-certified in 1983 when his daughter went through open water class because he had lost his C-Card and to help her along in class. In 1991 he helped his son through open water class as a dive master under the instruction of Jeff Tucker.

Three years later Pennyroyal Scuba Opened by Dennis and his son started its first season. 10 years later Dennis has obtained the status as an instructor through Scuba Schools International.

Dennis brings 48 years of knowledge in the sport and is also the resident Dive Control Specialist Instructor for PSC Blue Springs. Dennis has over 13,000 logged dives in his career. For great service see Dennis during your next visit.

Kris TappKris Tapp
Kris started his career in diving in 1991 as a junior open water diver. In 1994 only a sophomore in high school, him and his father joined up as a father son team and created Pennyroyal Scuba Center, in 1998 Kris became a certified Emergency Medical Technician and began studying dive related emergencies. In 2002 he became certified as an advanced open water diver. In 2003 He became licensed as a Paramedic, and also functions as a Paramedic at the resort on top of managing.

Today Kris is continuing his education and furthering his knowledge in dive related emergencies and furthering his diving career by becoming an Open Water Instructor. Together both Dennis and Kris bring over 65 years of experience to the resort. For great service during your next visit to Pennyroyal Scuba see Kris.

Resort Staff