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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 spected and serviced at least annually and 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 dive professionals are 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 Lieutenant Colonel (FA) and 80% disabled Sergeant of the U.S. Marine Corps (Vietnam Service 1967-68) with over 29.5 years of military service.

He is a Master Scuba Instructor with several dive training agencies and a SSI Instructor Trainer as well as for Disabled Divers International (DDI). He started Texas Dive Center in August of 2012 to provide the best scuba services, training and adventures in the region. He first started diving in Maine in 1973 with a YMCA certification to do search and recovery as well as ice diving, along with gathering scallops for the family freezer. 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.

As a SSI Platinum 1000 Instructor he was inducted into the Platinum Pro 5000 Diver Foundation in 2018 and with over 6000 life time logged dives you won't find many in the region that compare.
Wreck diving being one of his favorite forms of diving, it is no surprise that he holds the SSI Advance Wreck Diver Specialty Instructor rating. There simply is no better person to learn from in the region when it comes to scuba diving.


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 when he returned from service in Viet Nam. She is an Assistant Manager and ScubaPro Technician as well. A expert quilter, she joins John traveling the world of scuba diving. Torill holds a Masters in Math from Texas Tech University and is a retired math teacher having taught in both Midland and Lubbock.


Bryon Freeman

Bryon leads our team of Instructors as an Advanced Open Water Instructor teaching in Amarillo, TX for us. He is very active in the Boy Scout Council in the Panhandle.

Crystal Liming

Crystal teaches Open Water Diver training and several Specialty Courses as well as being a ReactRight Instructor in the Permian Basin.

Josh Proctor

Josh is one of our instructors in the Permian Basin and teaches several Specialty Courses as well as being a ReactRight Instructor


Bart Tatom

Bart is one of our instructors in the Permian Basin and teaches several Specialty Courses as well as ReactRight.



Dusti Eggeling

Dusti is one of our instructors in Lubbock and teaches several Specialty Courses as well as ReactRight.

Brian Sullivan
Specialty & Assistant Instructor, ReactRight Instructor

Brian has 344 logged dives. He specializes in teaching Ecology programs and ReactRight.



Tyler Hoskins
Dive Master & React Right Instructor


John Foster
Dive Master


Austin Bond
Dive Master


Kent Womack
Dive Master


Robert "Bubba" Smith
ScubaPro Equipment "Pro" Level Technician, Gas Blender and ReactRight Instructor
Dive Master in Training