Beaver Divers is Colorado's most unique, full-service dive shop. Located 8,000 feet above sea level between Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts on Highway 6 & 24 in Eagle-Vail, our locally owned shop is the highest diving outfitter in the world. For 30 years, Casey and Emily Zwaan have dedicated themselves to operating this energetic, personalized scuba shop and teaching others the art of diving as technical and responsible stewards of our underwater ecosystems. They offer divers and snorkelers all levels of certification classes from beginner through instructor with one-on-one, friendly and professional service.

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CASEY ZWAAN

SDI OPEN WATER & SPECIALTY INSTRUCTOR

Leeds started scuba diving in 2003. He began his professional career in 2010 by receiving his PADI Dive Master Certification, and furthered his education by earning his SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor Certification in 2014. Leeds has a deep love of the ocean, and is focused on coral reef management by conservation of apex predators and sustainable practices.

EMILY ZWAAN




SDI OPENWATER & SPECIALTY INSTRUCTOR

TRAVEL GURU

Emily joined Beaver Divers in 1996 and has been an integral part of the business ever since. Emily's favorite part of the business is the travel to exotic destinations, both culturally and underwater. For Emily there is not one favorite spot. Each destination has it's own merits and fascination. She does like big animals, so destinations such as the Galapagos and Cocos Island hold special intrigue. You will find Emily almost every day running the day-to-day operations at Beaver Divers. 


LEEDS BUTCHER

SDI OPEN WATER & SPECIALTY INSTRUCTOR

PADI MASTER SCUBA DIVER TRAINER, EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONDER INSTRUCTOR

EXPERT REPAIR TECHNICIAN

Danny joined Beaver Divers in 2012. After earning his open water certification he was hooked and quickly went on to become an instructor. He ventured to Grand Cayman and taught everything diving from Open Water to dive master courses. Shortly after, he got his feet wet in Hawaiian waters, working as a instructor/ deckhand on a 80 foot live-aboard dive boat. Now he is back in the Rockies chasing his newest pursuit, diving the National Parks. 

ERIC Waters

SDI OPEN WATER INSTRUCTOR

PADI OPEN WATER INSTRUCTOR 

Eric joined Beaver Divers in 2013 after retiring from the Air Force.  He received his open water certification in 1995 while stationed on the island of Guam.  Throughout his career, Eric was able to travel the world while enjoying his passion for diving. Thanks to an early retirement, Eric works hard at enjoying all that the Vail Valley has to offer while still taking time to train the next generation of scuba divers.

SDI/TDI INSTRUCTOR TRAINER #201 

EXPERT REPAIR TECHNICIAN

SCUBILITY INSTRUCTOR

​Casey Zwaan founded Beaver Divers in 1986. He is an Instructor Trainer with over 5000 dives and has been teaching diving for 37 years. Casey is an expert when it comes to SCUBAPRO gear. He has been diving it since his first dive in 1973. Casey's newest pursuit is to focus on being a sustainable business. He is the leader of our new green team. 

Danny Knoll