WHO WE ARE
The answer to Who We Are at Texas Dive Center, Inc is we are a Disabled Divers International (DDI) Instructor Training Center as well as a SSI Diamond Instructor Training Center. We are a SSI Blue Oceans Center 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, or anything in between that they wish to accomplish. We are not a diploma mill - no abbreviated training here. We believe there are no limitations to diving and we can train and certify most disabled 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 anywhere in the world safety and ready to reach their next level of diving. Our Director of Training is a Platinum Pro 5000 Diver and Instructor Trainer with over 5600 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 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 (1965-71) with a 60% disabled veteran rating, which explains his passion to teaching the disabled to scuba dive.
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.