Meet Our Team
Our dedicated team staffing our Midland and Bay City Shops may be small in number, but we are mighty at heart.
Diving, and providing you great classes, gear, and diving experiences, is our goal.
You'll find us in the dive shops six days a week, and teaching and diving in the evenings and on weekends.
We also have many wonderful diving friends certified to teach and assist, that you'll meet at the pool and dive sites as well.
We ALL welcome you to join us on a dive someday soon!
Keith Hintz, Owner
Keith took a SCUBA diving class in college as a phys ed credit and he was hooked. Now, he is the longest teaching active SCUBA instructor in the Tri-City area. Introducing new students to the sport is by far his favorite part of his "job". He is Dive & Glide's gear service tech too. He has disassembled and reassembled literally THOUSANDS of regulators over the years. There is likely not a piece of dive gear out there he does not know about. In fact, if you visit Dive & Glide and can think of one that stumps him, we've got a door prize for you! His dream dive destination at this time is Guadelupe Island to do some cage diving to see Great White Sharks. Want to join him?
Did you know Angie is a Travel Agent? In addition to managing the daily operations of the shops, classes, and events, she plans travel daily and would be happy to assist you with your next dream vacation. She loves to travel and visit new places. But truth be told, her absolute favorite vacation is a good old fashion road trip with her husband, Andy, to where ever the road may go. Although she doesn't dive as much as the everyone else at the shop on a regular basis, she loves her job, working with happy, smiling people doing what brings them joy. SCUBA diving does that to you! If you're interested in giving SCUBA diving a try or are ready to get out on a new adventure, give her a call, she's happy to help you get started.
Jacob T. Nelson,
We first met Jacob many years ago when the Scout Troop of which he was a member enlisted our services to train them to SCUBA Dive. Jacob decided as he was completing his training that he'd prefer a diving occupation over any other. So he joined Dive & Glide and become a PADI Divemaster. He's now completed his instructor training and is a PADI Instructor and SSI Instructor. In addition to being an instructor, you'll find Jacob in the dive shop several days a week, at the lake doing open water checkout dives and fun dives, and occassionally on Double Action Dive Charter's boat in Port Sanilac as well as Divemaster for them on charter trips.
NAUI Diver/Sales Associate
Corban and whole his family trained with Dive & Glide to become divers several years ago. And as a high school senior, Corban visited us to intern as an assistant for the school year. We are thrilled he's joined the team! He was instrumental in making our move from our small Downtown Midland Shop to our new, significantly larger location on Cambridge as efficient as it was, and spent considerable time assisting in the new shop set-up. When we moved our Bay City Shop to I75/M84, he was on-point too! You'll find him primarily in the Midland Shop, but on occassion at our Bay City Shop as well. Now working on Advanced and Rescue certifications, he's also a regular at the pool, and the lake for open water dives too.
NAUI Diver/Sales Associate
Jessy has been passionate about scuba diving since she was 5 years old after being inspired by her dad. She has a fondness for the outdoors, so in addition to scuba diving, she's an avid hiker and camper as well. Jessy signed on at Dive & Glide as a Sales Associate, while working on her NAUI Advanced Diver and Rescue Diver certifications in the Summer of 2020. She's also actively pursuing her college degree at Saginaw Valley State University. And while doing so, she'll be working at both our Bay City and Midland Shops.
Keith and I opened Dive & Glide in 1997, and have been blessed to call it our workplace ever since. If you can really call doing what you love "work", that is.
We've met thousands of amazing people and had countless adventures on and under water all over the world.
Our goal at Dive & Glide has never been to get large numbers of divers in and out the doors for the sole purpose of profit. WE DO WHAT WE DO BECAUSE WE LOVE WHAT WE DO! And we want you to love it too! We are proud our staff provides quality education and gear to our clients every day, sending all of our snorkeling and diving friends out into the water world with knowledge, comfort, skill and a desire and love to dive.
Beginning student divers become great SCUBA divers through patient instruction, direct interaction, and dedication of time and knowledge from seasoned professionals. Keith has been teaching kids and adults of all ages since he was just a kid himself and has logged thousands of dives. He is the Tri-Cities longest teaching, full-time SCUBA instructor. He's taught all levels of students, and provides training and service to public safety departments throughout Michigan, in the Lower and Upper Peninsula. The team members we have chosen are with us because they rise to the same standards and we are confident in their skills as certified SCUBA professionals.
At Dive & Glide, we are dedicated to providing SCUBA training to everyone inclined to learn and sometimes travel great distances to provide students an opportunity to learn in their home area.
Our classes and pool sessions are limited in size, giving each student the time and attention they deserve. There is opportunity to ask questions, find flexible course schedules, request one-on-one class sessions, and attend additional pool training sessions as desired.
At Dive & Glide, we strive to offer the best learning environment possible. Attention to detail and quality extends to every aspect of the business, from diving courses to products, services, travel plans and even customers budgets and financing. The team we've put together, we know and trust. We're confident you'll feel you've received quality treatment when you call or visit.
So, if you are a diver or have ever wanted to try snorkeling or SCUBA diving, consider Dive & Glide. We'd love to have you join us for a class or trip. If you're already a certified diver, come share YOUR adventures with us!!
Warm Regards ~ Angie, Co-Owner/Diver/Travel Agent