Jon is an Advanced Trimix Instructor and Advanced Mixed Gas CCR Diver, qualified on the O2ptima and now the Hollis Explorer rebreathers. Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Jon escaped to the Caribbean in the fall of 2008 where he worked as an instructor and captain on the island of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. He fell in love with the deep walls of St. Croix and started the only active tech program in the Virgin Islands in 2010 where he offered courses ranging from Intro to Tech through Advanced Trimix.
While in Bonaire for vacation, Jon and his wife, Lauren, decided to make the leap and cross over to TDI/SDI. They completed their crossover with Brian Carney, and were instantly drawn to TDI/SDI’s training philosophies. Towards the end of the week, Brian mentioned to Jon and Lauren that if they were ever looking to leave St. Croix to make sure and send him their resumes first. It just so happened that they were already in the early planning stages of searching for a new location where they could have access to caves, and it seems like fate that TDI headquarters had just relocated to FL. The rest is history, and Jon is now settled in here in Jensen Beach working in our training department.
Jon is passionate about mixed gas diving and decompression theory and is in the early stages of his full cave certification. If he’s not in the office, you can probably find Jon in the caves or on one of the South Florida wrecks or reefs somewhere.
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