About US

Well, What About Us?

The staff at Family Fun SCUBA & Snorkel are certified PADI SCUBA diving professionals, and nice people to boot. The great thing about us is we are all fun-loving people that are addicted to Scuba and sharing our love with he underwater world. Our PADI Professionals are available to assist you in all aspects & levels of your SCUBA Diving and Snorkeling. A personal and friendly approach always ensures you’ll receive the attention and customized SCUBA diving programs you have come to expect from a premier organization. Even though we are located in Billings, MT, we commonly serve folks within a 3+ hour radius of Billings. In Montana, we have certified people in multiple areas including, but not limited to: Laurel, Red Lodge, Roundup, Big Timber, Bozeman, Great Falls, Harlowton, Lewistown, Hardin, Forsyth, Anaconda, Fromberg, Belgrade, Bridger, Colstrip, Columbus, Livingston, Bozeman, Mikes City, Helena and more. In Wyoming it includes, but isn’t limited to: Cody, Powell, Sheridan, Ranchester and more!

Working with Scuba Divers is always special, BUT working with young Scuba Divers is beyond special! It’s so rewarding to help kids learn to have fun and learn mastery of underwater skills. Children are so eager to learn and thrive for success. We can meet and exceed all of your needs and theirs!

Our shop has the largest supply of in-house regulators, computers, BCD’s, wet-suits, submersible pressure gauges (SPG’s), fins, masks and more so you don’t have to wait for them to be ordered! Scuba is supposed to be fun and we can provide the equipment to optimize your experiences!

There’s a wide variety of Scuba classes and experiences that children as young as 8 years old can get involved in! As a matter of fact, PADI even offers the ability for Boy Scouts to earn a Scuba Merit Badge which very few scouts have! The legacy that we bestow to our children by opening up the “other” 71% of the world allows them to become certified Scuba divers. Scuba provides unparalleled experiences and an adventure that they will remember for the rest of their entire lives. The owner of FFS&S, Marc Dean has said many times that “the two things he loves to do the most in the world is dive with his family” and to allow others to do the same!

For more information feel free to contact us: EmailInfo@FamilyFunScuba.com Phone: (406) 601-1199

Marc Dean
Owner, PADI Staff IDC Instructor & Equipment Tech.

Marc is a former United Sates Marine & is currently a PADI IDC Staff Instructor, Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) & EFR Instructor. Marc is the only PADI instructor in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Idaho to receive the PADI Elite Instructor Award in 2017 and 2018!   Marc was trained as an instructor at the renowned “Rainbow Reef Dive Center” in Key Largo, FL. His lead instructor was no other than Ross Neill one of the top PADI instructors in the world (2013 Instructor of the year)! Marc enjoys teaching all levels of Scuba, as well as working with those with disabilities in aquatics.

Teresa Donato
PADI Divemaster and Travel Coordinator

Teresa Donato is a PADI Divemaster and vital part to FFS&S. After her first dives off Oahu, HI years ago, Teresa was hooked and became passionate about diving. Since then, she has traveled the oceans, exploring magnificent reefs, wrecks and aquatic life. Recently, she joined FFS&S as their resident Divemaster. Teresa is now eager to share her love and knowledge of diving and dive destinations to the students of FFS&S. Teresa’s is also a licensed counselor. She has her own practice and also works at the Billings, Clinic.

Brandon Pope
PADI Dive Master, Head Equipment Tech

Brandon Pope began calling Billings home in 1996. This proud papa loves working with kids and volunteered on the Billings Little Guy Football Board and coached for 7 years. Brandon will do anything to get in the water! With that being said, he has taken part in the Polar Plunge for the last two years to support The Special Olympics. When Brandon began Scuba Diving, he was instantly hooked! He looks forward to introducing our youth to the “underwater world”, as well as expanding his training and knowledge as a diver.

Earl Cusker
Partner/Master Scuba Diver/ Dive Master in Training

This former Navy Sailor is a new partner to the FFS&S Family. Earl comes in with some fantastic ideas on how to promote Scuba, as well as all aquatics! His enthusiasm, know how and love for diving make him a valuable addition to “The Family”!

Chris Wong
PADI Master Scuba Diver, Equipment tech

Chris is welcomed addition to FFS&S and a lot of fun too! Chris is a PADI Rescue Diver and Dive Master in Training. Chris is our newest certified repair tech and is an all-around handy guy.

Chris is a certified in Search & Recovery, Deep Diving, Wreck Diving, Altitude Diving, Boat Diving, Peak Performance Buoyancy and more.

Sean Evans
Master Scuba Diver

Sean is nothing short of addicted to Scuba and can’t get enough of it! He is currently working on his PADI Rescue Diver certification and he won’t stop there. Sean is also a certified in Deep, Wreck, Videography, Night Diver and more. Sean is passionate about promoting the sport and is an asset to our team!

Paula Maulolo
Social Media / Media Coordinator & Marketing

Paula is our “ever-ready bunny” and puts 100% into everything she does! Paula has a strong background in media and marketing and it is quickly igniting the aquatic passions of divers and divers-to-be in both Montana and Wyoming. Paula is a SCUBA enthusiast and is working towards her PADI Advanced Open Water certification.

Emily Bruce
Local Outreach / Community Education and Photography

Emily comes to FFS&S with a Bachelor’s degree in photography/art and a background in SCUBA. With Emily’s creative art background, she has novel concepts that will take FFS&S to the next level in graphics and photography. Emily also has experience in community outreach and education, that will engage new and innovative ideas to divers and non-divers alike.