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Meet The Caprock Dive Team

TEXAS DIVE CENTER was established in August 2012 with the aim of providing high quality service to the scuba diving community within west Texas and eastern New Mexico. As a SSI Diamond Instructor Training Center, TEXAS DIVE CENTER has gained not only the respect from the industry locally, but now has a long-standing reputation worldwide. As one of Texas's premier scuba diving facilities, we offer quality service for the recreational, technical and professional diving community.

With exclusive deals in the Bay Islands of Honduras, Cozumel, Belize, Mexico, Fiji, Philippines, Chuunk, and the Red Sea we guarantee you the best diving, not only in the U.S., but all around the world.

With over 50 years of dive experience, we guarantee the highest standards of quality in terms of teaching, safety and services. All our rental equipment is renewed every 2 years, to guarantee your comfort and safety (come see if we have any in our discount room for sale).

So start your Adventure with us today, get diving and change your life. Our dynamic team is here to assist you step by step...What are you waiting for?

John Miller

Owner and Director of Training

John is a retired U.S. Army Lt.Col and disabled Viet-Nam veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps (Vietnam Service).

He is a Master Scuba Instructor and Instructor Trainer. Additionally, John is an Instructor Trainer for Disabled Divers International (DDI). He started Texas Dive Center to provide the best scuba services, training and adventures in the region. He first started diving in Maine with a YMCA certification in 1973 to do search and recovery and ice diving, along with gathering scallops. He teaches Public Safety diving and is certified as a Underwater Criminal Investigator.

John is also a Scuba Pro Expert Equipment Technician as well as being manufacturer trained for TUSA, Mares, Oceanic, Cressi and Ocean Technology Systems (OTS) full face masks service and repairs. John is a DOT cylinder re-tester for hydro static testing of cylinders.

He is a SSI Platinum 1000 Instructor and was inducted into the Platinum Pro 5000 Diver Foundation in 2018 and currently has over 5400 logged dives all over the world.


Torill "Rita" Miller

Specialty & Assistant Instructor, ReactRight Instructor

Torill is the wife of our owner and has been diving for 10+ years and married to John since 1968. She is an Assistant Manager and ScubaPro Technician as well. A expert quilter, she joins John traveling the world of scuba diving.


Bryon Freeman

Bryon is both a PADI and SSI Open Water Instructor teaching in Amarillo, TX for us.

Robert "Jay" Williams
Specialty & Assistant Instructor as well as ReactRight Instructor

"Jay" has been diving with us for over five years and is a member of the Lubbock Fire Department. Jay teaches the pool sessions for our beginner students and is a Public Safety and Independent Diver. He also teaches our CPR/1stAid/AED/Oxygen Provider classes.


Tyler Hoskins
Dive Master & React Right Instructor

Tyler has been diving since he was 12 and is one of our in-house ScubaPro Expert Technicians as well as a Mares Technician. He handles hydro-testing of cylinders and works as an Assistant Manager of the Dive Shop.

Matthew Marsh
Dive Master

Matthew is one of our newest Dive Masters with experience diving throughout the world, with most of his logged dives in the Red Sea.

Casey Grace
Dive Master

Casey is a farmer and has been a DM for us just over a year. He has been diving in Aruba, Cozumel and other areas of the Carribean.

James O'Shields
Dive Master

James is our newest Dive Master and is active helping both with pool and open water training dives. He is a member of our Black Pearl Dive boat crew and active member of our dive club along with son Daniel Whitehead.

Jason Dean
Assistant Instructor

Jason serves in the U.S. Air Force at Cannon AFB in Clovis and joined our team last year as a PADI DM and quickly did his cross-over to SSI. He leads our DM team at the moment and will be heading to Florida next spring for his Instructor training to become our second Open Water Instructor.

John Foster
Dive Master

John is a Elementary School Principal and one of our newest Pro team members.