WHO WE ARE
Texas Dive Center, Inc is a Disabled Divers International (DDI) Instructor Training Center and SSI Diamond Instructor Training Center. We train the best divers and work with them to become the best Instructors or anything in between that they wish to accomplish. We are not a diploma mill - no abbreviated training here, just the best quality instruction to prepare you as a competent diver that is achieved through training, experience, and repetition with professional instruction. We believe there are no limitations to diving and we can train and certify most disabled to enjoy the sport within their specific limits. No one should be limited by a disability and that is why we are a DDI Instructor Training Center. We focus on areas that other training centers may leave divers lacking. Our Director of Training is a Platinum Pro 5000 Diver and Instructor Trainer.
John started diving in Maine with a YMCA diver certification card in 1973. He is a Instructor Trainer for Scuba Schools International as well as for Disabled Divers International (John is a 60% VA disabled veteran due to Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam). In 2018 he was inducted into the Platinum Pro 5000 Foundation recognizing is lifetime logged dives and contributions to scuba diving. Having worked in law enforcement for many years he is also a Underwater Criminal Investigator and Public Safety Diver instructor. He is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps (1967-68).
As a PSI Premier Facility we are dedicated to taking the best care of your dive equipment and offer a full range of equipment services by our expert technicians. At Texas Dive Center we offer MARES, SCUBA PRO, TUSA, Atomic, Bare, Hollis, Oceanic, Stahlsac, Suunto, Zeagle, Waterproof, Henderson, Ocean Technology Systems (OTS) and other quality brands of equipment. More importantly we service and repair what we sell with Expert Technicians ready to help you maintain your dive equipment. Our dive shop does your scuba tank annual inspection and 5 yr hydro-testing "in-house."
No other dive shop in the region does it all like Texas Dive Center.