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Jeff Bozanic

About Jeff

Jeffrey Bozanic is a technical diving instructor and research scientist. Based in southern California, Jeff is the President of Next Generation Services, where he provides consulting and training services in the diving market. Clients include rebreather manufacturers, training agencies, and legal agencies. Specializing in rebreather use, he is probably best known for his seminal textbook on the topic, Mastering Rebreathers.

As a marine scientist, Jeff has participated or lead over 60 diving expeditions during the past 40 years, to places like Palau, Canary Islands, Clipperton Island, and Mexico. Jeff’s scientific diving began in 1978, when he was working on his thesis for his degree in geology at Humboldt State University. He spent a year dredging for gold in the Trinity Alps in California, later analyzing the settling velocity of alluvial gold particles. From 1989-1992 he oversaw scientific diving operations in Antarctica as part of the U.S. Antarctic Program, including co-authoring the Antarctic Scientific Diving Manual. He specializes in studying extreme environments, including submerged caves, under ice, and deep diving.

He has published extensively on diving education topics, with heavy emphasis on diving safety. Jeff is the author of Mastering Rebreathers, and recently completed editing the 6th Edition of the NOAA Diving Manual. He serves on TDI’s Technical Advisory Panel Committee, assisting with review of dive procedures and standards for both SDI and TDI. Jeff has served on several Boards of Directors in the diving community, including as Chairman of the NSS-CDS and as Vice Chairman of NAUI, and as Treasurer on the AAUS Board. He has received the TDI Dive Professional of the Year, NAUI Outstanding and Continuing Service Awards; the Silver Wakulla, Abe Davis, Henry Nicholson, and International Cave Diving Awards for safe cave diving; the SSI Platinum Pro 5000 Award, and is a NAUI Hall of Honor inductee. In 2007 he was honored as the DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year.

Jeff holds an MBA in International Marketing, a Ph.D. in Education, and spent another three years in Ph.D. level studies in marine geochemistry. His contributions to underwater sciences were recognized by the American Academy of Underwater Sciences’ Conrad Limbaugh Award for Scientific Diving Leadership in 2015.

Jeffrey Bozanic, Ph.D.

P.O. Box 3448

Huntington Beach, CA 92605-3448

(714) 747-2727 cell

Explore Articles by Jeff

Neutral Buoyancy—Let’s Get Real!

Have you fallen into the neutral buoyancy debate? Or worse, have you been victim to the internet trolls who patrol the internet for photos and videos of divers doing something “wrong.” In this article we have Jeff Bozanic here to explain why it’s actually helpful and sometimes carries less risk.
September 9, 2021/by Adolfo Ruiz Cantero
Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Have you heard instructors push continuing education courses left and right, only to feel like they’re just trying to get you to pay for another course? You might feel this way, however, your instructor does have your best interest in mind. By pushing con-ed (aka continuing education), instructors are helping build more lifelong divers who are proficient in diving, rather than just vacation divers who never log more than a couple hours of diving each year.
August 11, 2021/by Adolfo Ruiz Cantero

Into the Abyss

Caves are mysterious and wondrous places, they take tens of thousands of years to form and only divers with proper training should enter due to their risky nature. Follow along as Jeff Bozanic recalls his thoughts through cave diving.
June 12, 2018/by admin
Poker

Scuba Poker: A Navigational Training Exercise

Ready for another scuba game sure to keep your students engaged in their dive? This game incorporates navigation skills, buddy teamwork and manipulation of objects while diving. Not an instructor? No worries, grab your favorite dive buddies and play this game on your next dive.
June 5, 2018/by admin

A Day in the Life of a Research Diver

Have you ever wondered what a day is like for a research diver? What do they do? What are they looking for? And why? We're walking you through a day of diving in Antarctica.
April 11, 2018/by admin

Ten Diving Fantasies

What’s your diving fantasy? We’re sharing 10 magical places that will fall on any diver’s bucket list. Which one makes it to the top of yours?
March 7, 2018/by admin

Rebreathers—Are They for Me?

April 1, 2013/by admin

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