Jessie Lavoie


Jessie Lavoie


  • PADI MSDT Instructor


Borne on the sun-kissed shores of Lake Superior, water was in Jessie’s blood from an early age. A strong swimmer with cold-water as her second nature, Jessie works for a non-profit charity during the day, and teaches scuba by night. As a life-long Cleveland Browns fan, Jessie is no stranger to disappointment, which has served her well in her decade-long marriage to Dive Alaska’s Service Manager, Nick Lavoie.

Jessie is one of the longest-tenured instructors at Dive Alaska, and can toss around a set of doubles like they were made of balsa wood.

Diving Experience:

  • PADI MSDT Instructor
  • 1,000+ total logged dives


  • Blurring the definition of a “triathlon”
  • Still can run much farther than most Dive Alaska staff
  • Purple flames
  • Contagious optimism about diving conditions
  • Staying positive in the face of challenging diving conditions
  • Extensive experience diving safely in challenging diving conditions

Fun Facts:

  • Jessie is married to Nick, and frequently mentions this, in the same way someone would remind their friend that their car is back at the shop again.
  • Was against single-use plastics long before it became a popular movement
  • Went to university to be a marine biologist, but has an inexplicable hatred of sea urchins. We don’t know why, and she won’t tell us.

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