Baltimore

kengrouperKen Barrick

Dive Team Lead
Ken is a certified Advanced Open Water Dive Instructor and has logged 500+ recreational dives and 2500+ working dives since being certified in 1998. He actively teaches both PADI and PSAI programs and also holds inactive instructor ratings with SSI and SDI. He has vast experience in all diving conditions.


Phil DePalo

Philip DePalo

Dive Team Lead

Phil holds numerous SCUBA and Medical related Instructor ratings. He also has considerable experience in Eastern Marine Services underwater operations. Phil is our resident Doctor having recently completed his program at Towson University.


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Israel Prewitt

Dive Team Associate
Israel Prewitt is a native Texan with a background in aquatic biology. With an innate love for water, even as a child he was often found as close to the water as possible. His previous experience focused on preservation of the Edward’s Aquifer at Spring Lake in San Marcos, Texas, including several endangered species of plants and animals. He began his biological career as a nature interpreter, giving educational tours while earning his dive certification in 2009. This also allowed him to be trained as a scientific diver to dive in federally protected, critical habitats. Quite the outdoorsman, Israel’s interests include underwater filmmaking with an emphasis on education surrounding freshwater environments, fishing, kayaking/paddle boarding, long-boarding, hiking, furthering his knowledge, and, of course, scuba


Alan Luttrell

Alan Luttrell

Dive Team Associate
Alan has been with Eastern Marine Services since 2004. He began his diving career in 1985. Since joining Eastern Marine Services, Alan has logged more than 1500 working dives. He graduated from Airco Technical Institute in 1984 and is a certified welder. Over the years he has become an expert in in-water boat maintenance.


gregcruzGreg Cruz

Dive Team Associate
Greg started scuba diving in 2008. He obtained his SDI Advanced certification in 2008 and his PSAI In Water Boat Maintenance certification in 2014. Greg is a Maryland native, old beach lifeguard, and full time police officer since 2003. From the ocean to the quarry, he’s up for diving pretty much anywhere. She likes to travel to almost any place that is warm and has a beach. He enjoys pretty much any activity being in and around the water so, whether if it’s for work or for fun, he truly believe that a day on the water is better than a day on land.


Michelle Barrick

Michelle Barrick

Dive Team Associate
Michelle has been diving for more than twenty years. She received her first dive certification from NASDS. She holds an inactive rating as an SSI Dive Control Specialist. She holds a BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) from the University of Maryland and acts as our staff Medical consultant. From time to time she may assist us in the water, but only if it’s above 85 degrees.


Marquis Matthews

Marquis Matthews

Diver/Welder/Electronics Technician
ADCI Surface-Supplied Air DiverADCE Commercial Diver
Topside/Under water Welding 3 / 4 F & 6 G GMAW/SMAW
At a young age I developed a natural affinity for the water and swimming. I knew throughout high school that the Navy would be a good fit for me and was a leader in NJROTC. Immediately following high school in 2001 I signed up for the US Navy and was a Missile/Radar technician for 4 years at which time I wanted to pursue a BS degree and enjoy the college life. Ironically it wasn’t until then that I discovered the world of commercial diving through an acquaintance. At first I was drawn to the field because of the prestige and reaction the divers I knew would generate when they would tell stories of life offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. I then tried diving on a recreational level by obtaining my Open Water certification through PADI. There is nothing on Earth that can compare to taking your first breath of air… while underwater. I knew from that point on I wanted to be a diver. After a 6 month dive school, I started my diving career with Oceaneering Inc. I realized that diving afforded me a sense of passion and challenge like no other career could. In addition to my experience in the Gulf of Mexico, I have also gained knowledge and experience of underwater construction and maintenance of the Inland side of diving while working with Marine Technologies Inc., which is how I met Ken Barrick and began my career at Eastern Marine Services. He presented me this great opportunity to be a part of something new and different to the Baltimore area with a smaller commercial diving company.