WHO WE ARE
The answer to Who We Are at Texas Dive Center, Inc is we are a Disabled Divers International (DDI) and a SSI Diamond Instructor Training Center. As a SSI Blue Oceans Center we are committed to working to save our oceans and the life therein. We train the best divers and work with them to become the best Instructors. We are not a diploma mill - you won't find any abbreviated training here. We believe there are no limitations to diving and we can train and certify most anyone to enjoy the sport within their specific limits. Focusing on areas that other training centers may leave divers lacking, we ensure each diver is ready to dive the world safely and ready to reach their next level of diving. Our Director of Training is a Platinum Pro 5000 Diver and Instructor Trainer with over 6000 logged dives.
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. In 2018 he was inducted into the Platinum Pro 5000 Foundation recognizing his lifetime logged dives and contributions to scuba diving. Having worked in law enforcement for many years he is also certified as a Underwater Criminal Investigator and Public Safety Diver instructor. He is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel (Field Artillery) and Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps (1965-71) with a 60% disabled veteran rating, which explains his passion to teaching the disabled to scuba dive.
As a PSI Premier Facility our dive center is dedicated to taking the best care of your dive equipment and offers 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 to help you maintain your dive equipment. Our dive shop does your scuba tank annual inspections and 5 yr hydro-testing "in-house." No other dive shop in the region does it all like Texas Dive Center.