Find your closest instructors

Albania

Aliaksandr Maruk

Phone: +375255287303

Email: a_maruk@tut.by

Web: http://diving-minsk.eu/

Countries: Egypt, Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Greece, Turkey

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Russian, English, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: No
Backmount instructor: Yes

I am Technical Instructor and Course Director IANTD, and i have my own diveclub in Belarus. Diving since 2001 and dive professional since 2017. Another posssible countries for teaching are: Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia

Vladislav Kamynin

Phone: +380674425588

Email: despointravel@gmail.com

Web: https://divepoint.com.ua/

Countries: Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Albania

Associations: PSAI, IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: Ukrainian, Romanian, Russian, Moldovian, English
Qualifications: PSAI Liberty Instructor , Sidemount Liberty Instructor, IANTD Liberty Instructor, IANTD Liberty Sidemount Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I am diving since 1998. I have my onw diveshop in Ukraine.

Australia

Lindsay Phillip Scott

Phone: +61 407 447 000

Email: info@totalimmersiondiving.com.au

Web: www.totalimmersiondiving.com.au

Associations: RAID

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en
Qualifications: RAID Liberty Sidemount Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: no

Lindsay is a passionate instructor with an eye for detail, his background in engineering lead him quickly down the technical diving path and into CCR diving. In 2016 Lindsay founded Total Immersion Diving, a business dedicated to proving high quality equipment and training for technical divers, and it is quickly becoming the premier facility for CCR training in Australia. Ingrained in his training are the philosophies of RAID with a heavy focus on creating thinking divers that are aware of modern practices and the impact of ‘Human Factors’ in diving today. Lindsay has a wide experience in diving from his local 10m muck dives to the caves of South Australia and Florida. After spending time in Vanuatu guiding dives on the President Coolidge he has a healthy respect for deep ocean diving and wreck penetration. Total Immersion Diving is located in Newcastle, NSW (Australia). Traning can be organise at the facilty or other locations in Australia. With strong ties in Mt Gambier and Vanuatu arangments can be made to complete your Liberty training where ever suits.

Pierre de Villiers

Phone: +61 (0) 433 156 500

Email: pierre@aisdiving.com.au

Web: http://www.aisdiving.com.au

Countries: Australia, Solomon Islands

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

Robert Thompson

Phone: +61 434564977

Email: bob.kentecdiving@gmail.com

Countries: Australia, Vanuatu, Federated States of Micronesia, Indonesia

Associations: TDI, BSAC

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Mixed Gas Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I have been diving since 1978 both in Cold and warm water environments. Last 5 years I have been a full-time dive industry professional, both as a technical OC and CCR instructor. I am also a certified service technician in all CCR’s I can teach, to ensure sound system knowledge. I love diving!!!

Austria

Bernhard Bekker

Phone: +49 1734041012

Email: info@diving-technologies.de

Web: www.Diving-Technologies.de

Countries: Germany, Austria, Norway

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: de, en
Qualifications: IANTD CCR Cave Instructor Trainer, IANTD ART Instructor Trainer, IANTD Essential Instructor Trainer, IANTD Sidemount Instructor.
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

Diving since 1992,Instructor 2009 Dual- Rebreather experience on several Units over 8 years in different combinations ( PSCR, MCCR, ECCR ). Training is also possible in Switzerland and Spain (mainland).

Manfred Führmann

Phone: +49 1708955841

Email: manfred@tecserv.org

Web: http://www.tecserv.org

Countries: Germany, Austria

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: de
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Trimix Instructor
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

I have been diving rebreathers since 1999. I am instructor since 2002 and teach Level 1 up to Trimix. Most of the courses take place in the Salzkammergut in Austria or wherever you want. In my company TecServ, I carry out inspections and repairs to rebreathers. Also, I produce oxygen-boosters for rebreather divers and dive centers. For leisure, I love to do some deep-diving, cave-diving and deep wreck-diving.

Timo Zischka

Phone: +49 0171126388

Email: info@mischgastauchen.de

Web: http://www.mischgastauchen.de

Countries: Germany, Austria

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: de, en
Qualifications: IANTD Expedition CCR Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

I have been training scuba divers since 1988 and since 1998, Trimixtaucher. Due to the many wreck projects I specialized in rebreather in 1999 and built in 2004 the new training center for mixed gas diving in Geretsried / Gelting. I turned my hobby into a profession in 1990 and worked in addition to the technical training for diving equipment manufacturer in the field of product development and market implementation. I am a full-time instructor and with my training center at Lake Starnbergersee / Walchensee I can train up to Expedition Trimix.

Belarus

Alena Mamontova

Phone: +7(903)134-9111

Email: info@divesoft.ru

Web: http://www.Divesoft.ru

Countries: Russia, Belarus, Serbia, Georgia

Associations: IANTD, CMAS, TDI

Factory trainer: No
Languages: russian, english
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: Yes

I am Technical diver and Cave Instructor, underwater photographer and explorer. Diving since 1996 and dive professional since 2003. Specialised on rebreather diving, deep wreck diving, cave and mine diving.

Belgium

Erik Loots

Phone: +32 (0)475/93.90.38

Email: Erikloots73@gmail.com

Countries: Belgium, France

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Dutch, English, French
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty SM Instructor, IANTD Cavern& Intro to cave instructor, IANTD Advanced EANx Instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: No

I started diving in 2002 and have been diving rebreathers since 2005. Next to diving for fun and teaching diving, I also work in diving (HSE) as a safety- and rigging diver for film- and media projects. My biggest passion is deep cave-diving, but equally a fan of wreck-diving and exploring marine life. I offer training primarily in Belgium, Holland and Lot-region in France but can train anywhere else in the world on request. Training can be done in Dutch, English and French.

Erik Wouters

Phone: 0032 476 496 180

Email: Erik@wouterserik.be

Web: www.wouterserik.be

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: nl, fr, en
Qualifications: IANTD sidemount liberty instructor, IANTD ccr cave instructor trainer, IANTD ccr sidemount cave instructor, IANTD Liberty instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

Ik ben een grotduiker en leraar. Ik heb de wereld overgestoken voor grotduiken. Het mooiste wat ik kan leren is ccr cave: zo'n uitdaging, een hoog technisch niveau, een continu bewustzijn, en... Ik zie dat de leerling vaardigheden heeft geleerd waarvan hij in eerste instantie nooit had gedacht dat hij die zou realiseren. CCR backmount en ccr sidemount creëren kansen met een maximaal bewustzijn. I’m a cavediver and teacher. I crossed the world for cavediving. Teaching the level of cavediving ccr is so attractive: it is a challenge, a high technical level, a continuous awareness, and ... I see that the student has learned skills that he never thought he would realize in the first place. CCR backmount and CCR sidemount create opportunities with maximum awareness.

Kurt Storms

Phone: +32 499 60 72 32

Email: Tecdiving.storms@icloud.com

Web: http://tecdiving-storms.webnode.be

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Dutch, English
Qualifications: IANTD ART CCR Liberty backmount Instructor, IANTD ART CCR Liberty SM Instructor, IANTD Trimix CCR Instructor, IANTD Intro To Cave Instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: Yes

I´m, a Divesoft Buddy and Technical Instructor. Founder of Descent Technical diving where i provide training all levels on the Divesoft Liberty ccr, backmount as sidemount. I have highly recommended the Liberty Sidemount to all my students that want to dive in caves and wrecks... or other small places.

Steven Galicia

Phone: +32 475 25 77 20

Email: info@galicia.be

Web: http://www.galicia.be

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: nl, en, fr
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I offer training in Belgium or Malta. Training is possible in Dutch, English and French.

Brazil

Lucio Flavio P. Bravin

Phone: +55 61 99966655

Email: luciobio@gmail.com

Web: http://www.lagaogas.com.br/

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: pt, en, es
Qualifications: CCR ART LIberty Instructor, CCR Normotrimix Trimix Instructor
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

Bulgaria

Aliaksandr Maruk

Phone: +375255287303

Email: a_maruk@tut.by

Web: http://diving-minsk.eu/

Countries: Egypt, Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Greece, Turkey

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Russian, English, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: No
Backmount instructor: Yes

I am Technical Instructor and Course Director IANTD, and i have my own diveclub in Belarus. Diving since 2001 and dive professional since 2017. Another posssible countries for teaching are: Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia

Canada

Joseph Jonathan Bosquez

Phone: +1 832 – 620 – 5969 , +1 727 – 900 - 3644

Email: joseph.bosquez@divesoft.com

Countries: USA, Canada, South America

Associations: IANTD, TDI

Factory trainer: yes
Languages: en, es
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Air Diluent Decompression Instructor, TDI Liberty Air Diluent Decompression Instructor, TDI Sidemount Liberty Air Diluent Decompression Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

Michael Robertson

Phone: +1 6139297742

Email: mrobertson77@icloud.com

Associations: TDI, IANTD, PSAI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en
Qualifications: TDI, IANTD and PSAI Liberty Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

Stephan Senecal

Phone: +1 (514)9468450

Email: tecsteff@hotmail.com

Web: http://www.divetech.ca, https://www.epso.biz

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: fr, en
Qualifications: TDI CCR Mixed gas Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I can train at your own convenience.

Canary Islands

Matt Jevon

Phone: +353 86 313 1275

Email: dive@swt.ie

Web: https://swt.ie/

Countries: Ireland, Ireland, Egypt, Canary Islands, Malta

Associations: ANDI, TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en
Qualifications: ANDI Expedition Level 5 Hypoxic Gas Instructor, TDI Mixed Gas Instructor, CCR Cave Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor:

Diving since 1989 I am an instructor qualified and experienced in diving and teaching new starters to CCR through to full hypoxic mixed gas. I teach Full Cave OC and CCR, Full Trimix OC and CCR and engage in as much expedition and fun diving as I do teaching. I teach for TDI and ANDI through my TDI dive centre and ANDI facility in Kinsale Ireland, South West Technical Diving (www.swt.ie). I have teaching facilities in some amazing dive centres around the world. I author a Facebook page, Psychological skills for diving and work outside of diving in high performance sport and business. I have been trained and assessed as a diver and instructor by some of the world’s best. I aim in my teaching to pass on what I have learned from this and from my own experiences in diving and high performance environments, into your CCR training.

China

Longgui Yan

Phone: +86 15202116068

Email: mrylg@163.com

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Chinese
Qualifications: TDI Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: Yes

Michael Wang Qi

Phone: +86 18605311023

Email: 18605311023@163.com

Countries: China, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Chinese, Mandarin, English.
Qualifications: TDI Liberty SM Instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: No

Diving is my passion and lifestyle. Diving around the world in lakes, caves, and the seven seas is so exciting and amazing. Helping rescuers carry out diving missions safely and save lives is so rewarding. Diving also brings you lovely friends in any place on the planet that you could never imagine. That's why I love diving and I would be more than happy to invite anyone to join our diving community.

Colombia

Oscar Eduardo Ruiz Bermúdez

Phone: +57 3162439708

Email: Oscar.Ruiz@tdc.com.co

Web: http://www.technicaldivingcolombia.com

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: es, en
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Air Diluent Instructor
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

Costa Rica

Pim van der Horst

Phone: +31 647940668

Email: pim@tekdiving.nl

Web: http://www.tekdiving.nl

Countries: Netherlands, Costa Rica

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: nl, de, fr, en
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

I have been diving since 1982. I became a PADI Instructor in 1991. I started CCR diving in 1993 and joined IANTD. I have certified over 1200 divers, mostly CCR. I hold the world record deepest wreck dive in Lago Maggiore Italy (240 mtrs) on the Ouroboros eCCR. Besides diving, I am a gun/rifle instructor for Israeli Tactical School and the Dutch Gun and Rifle Association. I am a Krav Maga and Law Enforcement instructor for Israeli Tactical School. I have three pugs, I enjoy a good glass of wine and British sport-cars.

Croatia

Damir Podnar

Email: info@reef.si

Web: http://www.reef.si

Countries: Slovenia, Croatia

Associations: IART, TDI, PSAI, IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: sl, en, it, hr, sr
Qualifications: IART Liberty Instructor Trainer, IANTD Liberty backmount and sidemount instructor trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

Started diving in 1984, Technical, Full Cave, CCR, instructor trainer.

Cyprus

PJ Prinsloo

Phone: +27(0)834563929

Email: pj@pjptech.co.za

Web: http://pjptech.co.za

Countries: South Africa, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus

Associations: RAID

Factory trainer: no
Languages: af, en
Qualifications: RAID Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I have enjoyed teaching divers for over 20 years and for the last few years I have exclusively taught technical diving. Currently the Director of Technical Diving for RAID South Africa and a RAID Technical Examiner. I train Instructors throughout the world in CCR, cave and Sidemount. Proudly

Czech Republic

Antonín Ptáček

Phone: +420 603868217

Email: tondaptacek@centrum.cz

Countries: Czech Republic, Slovakia

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: cs
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

Jakub Šimánek

Phone: +420 606083425

Email: jakub.simanek@divesoft.com

Web: https://ccrliberty.com

Associations: IANTD, TDI, ASTD

Factory trainer: yes
Languages: cs, en
Qualifications: Liberty Factory Trainer, IANTD, TDI & ASTD Liberty Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I am a member of the Divesoft team producing the Liberty systems. I am continuously and permanently involved with the development. My main roles are: factory training, responsibility for creating training didactics, curriculums, teaching quality of worldwide Liberty Instructors and training directors and instructor trainers. I have a master’s degree of Education in Biology and Physical Education (sport) at the Charles University’s. I started SCUBA diving when I was 10 years old and I inherited the passion for diving from my father who has been diving since he was 17.

Michal Guba

Phone: +420 775 058 461

Email: michal.guba@seznam.cz

Web: Trespresidentes.eu

Countries: Czech Republic, Slovakia

Associations: TDI, ASTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: cz, ru
Qualifications: TDI/SDI CCR instruktor – air diluent, ASTD CCR instruktor – TMX diluent, ASTD CCR instruktor – cave
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

20 let se věnuji jeskynnímu potápění z toho jsem 5let instruktorem jeskynního potápění, 24 let jsem sloužil u Policie ČR z toho 10 let jsem byl lektorem – instruktorem policejního potápění na odboru speciálních potápěčských činností a výcviku, 5let jsem se účastnil podvodních odminovacích misí v Bosně a Hercegovině, mou nejoblíbenější lokalitou je Hranická propast, nejkrásnější lokalitou jsou cenoty na Yucatanu Mexiko – Tulům, oblíbená configurace studená voda – ccr backmount+celoobličejová maska+suchý oblek s vyhríváním, oblíbená configurace teplá voda – ccr sidemount+mokrý oblek.

Petr Slezák

Phone: +420 777237984

Email: petr@kaprdivers.cz

Associations: ASTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: cz, en
Qualifications: ASTD Liberty Technical Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

Diving instructor since 1998. PADI Tec Instructor Trainer & IDC Staff Instructor, ASTD Liberty tec, cave, tmx instructor. Graduate faculty of sports and physical education at the Charles University, Prague, CZ. Owner of Kapr Divers.

Silvestr Pěkník

Phone: +420 603268392

Email: peknik@alvin.cz

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: cs, pl
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

Stanislav Mišove

Phone: +421 905616714

Email: stano.misove@gmail.com

Web: http://www.diving.sk

Countries: Slovakia, Czech Republic

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: sk, cz, hr
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

Denmark

Edd Stockdale

Phone: +46793296609

Email: edd@gradient-technical.com

Web: www.gradient-technical.com

Countries: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Estonia

Associations: RAID

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en, ge
Qualifications: RAID Liberty Sidemount Instructor, RAID Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

Edd works full-time teaching technical courses around the globe and joining research expeditions. With more than 5500 dives and 20 years diving, he is an instructor examiner and Technical Training Advisor with RAID, a member of The Explorers Club and a writer for training agency course manuals. His passion in diving includes looking for and documenting un-dived sites of historical value, developing tools to improve data collection for research teams and helping develop the next generation of explorers in diving. When not teaching or exploring Edd works with research institutions in the capacity of dive safety officer and technical diving consultant. He is involved in exploration projects in various areas and can often be found diving mines or wrecks, in and around Scandinavia.

Egypt

Alejandro Armas

Phone: +34 647878956

Email: info@divingcanarias.com

Web: http://divingcanarias.com

Countries: Spain, Egypt

Associations: RAID, TDI, IANTD

Factory trainer: No
Languages: en, es
Qualifications: RAID Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: Yes

I started diving in 1993, after 10 years I did my first rebreather course and then I began to focus from OC to CCR. Actually 90% of my dives are CCR, and 75% of the courses that I teach are with 7 different rebreathers. Since 2018 I have highly recommended the Liberty Sidemount to all my students that want to dive in caves and wrecks... or other small places. The range I can teach on the Liberty are from 0 meters and in-experienced rebreather divers to 100 meters depths or more...

Aliaksandr Maruk

Phone: +375255287303

Email: a_maruk@tut.by

Web: http://diving-minsk.eu/

Countries: Egypt, Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Greece, Turkey

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Russian, English, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: No
Backmount instructor: Yes

I am Technical Instructor and Course Director IANTD, and i have my own diveclub in Belarus. Diving since 2001 and dive professional since 2017. Another posssible countries for teaching are: Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia

Evgeny Komko

Phone: +380 674661213

Email: ekomko@gmail.com

Countries: Ukraine, Egypt, Turkey, USA

Associations: IANTD, PSAI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en, uk, ru
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor, PSAI Liberty Instructor Trainer and Liberty Advanced Mixed Gas CCR Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I offer training in Ukraine, Russia, Egypt, Turkey, USA and can travel worldwide. Training is possible in English, Ukrainian and Russian. I am teaching diving on rebreathers for more than 10 years, I organized many deep wreck dive expeditions around the world.

Gianmichele Iaria

Phone: +39 336887529

Email: gianmichele.iaria@diveraid.it

Web: www.oloturiasub.it

Countries: Italy, Malta, Egypt

Associations: RAID

Factory trainer: no
Languages: it, en
Qualifications: RAID Liberty Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

I was Born in Messina (Sicily - Italy) in 1964; I became a diver in 1981, Tec Instructor in 1995 and Instructor Trainer in 2003. I Worked with PSA, TDI, SSI, SNSI, PSAI and now exclusively with RAID. I was SSI, SNSI and PSAI Instructor Trainer, now I am RAID Tec Training Director Italy & Egypt, RAID CCR Instructor Tec Examiner (ITE) and RAID ResEx IDE (International Director of Exploration). I cetified more of 3000 divers and instructors, I received Platinum Pro 5000 in 2011, in Orlando.

Matt Jevon

Phone: +353 86 313 1275

Email: dive@swt.ie

Web: https://swt.ie/

Countries: Ireland, Ireland, Egypt, Canary Islands, Malta

Associations: ANDI, TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en
Qualifications: ANDI Expedition Level 5 Hypoxic Gas Instructor, TDI Mixed Gas Instructor, CCR Cave Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor:

Diving since 1989 I am an instructor qualified and experienced in diving and teaching new starters to CCR through to full hypoxic mixed gas. I teach Full Cave OC and CCR, Full Trimix OC and CCR and engage in as much expedition and fun diving as I do teaching. I teach for TDI and ANDI through my TDI dive centre and ANDI facility in Kinsale Ireland, South West Technical Diving (www.swt.ie). I have teaching facilities in some amazing dive centres around the world. I author a Facebook page, Psychological skills for diving and work outside of diving in high performance sport and business. I have been trained and assessed as a diver and instructor by some of the world’s best. I aim in my teaching to pass on what I have learned from this and from my own experiences in diving and high performance environments, into your CCR training.

Or Yehoshua Hayna

Phone: +972 526681008

Email: Or@palamida.co.il

Web: http://www.palamida.co.il

Countries: Israel, Egypt

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: il, en
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Backmount/Sidemount CCR Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

IANTD Israeli Licensee, Owner of Palamida Dive Center, Instructor since 2009.

Estonia

Edd Stockdale

Phone: +46793296609

Email: edd@gradient-technical.com

Web: www.gradient-technical.com

Countries: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Estonia

Associations: RAID

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en, ge
Qualifications: RAID Liberty Sidemount Instructor, RAID Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

Edd works full-time teaching technical courses around the globe and joining research expeditions. With more than 5500 dives and 20 years diving, he is an instructor examiner and Technical Training Advisor with RAID, a member of The Explorers Club and a writer for training agency course manuals. His passion in diving includes looking for and documenting un-dived sites of historical value, developing tools to improve data collection for research teams and helping develop the next generation of explorers in diving. When not teaching or exploring Edd works with research institutions in the capacity of dive safety officer and technical diving consultant. He is involved in exploration projects in various areas and can often be found diving mines or wrecks, in and around Scandinavia.

Federated States of Micronesia

Robert Thompson

Phone: +61 434564977

Email: bob.kentecdiving@gmail.com

Countries: Australia, Vanuatu, Federated States of Micronesia, Indonesia

Associations: TDI, BSAC

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Mixed Gas Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I have been diving since 1978 both in Cold and warm water environments. Last 5 years I have been a full-time dive industry professional, both as a technical OC and CCR instructor. I am also a certified service technician in all CCR’s I can teach, to ensure sound system knowledge. I love diving!!!

Finland

Edd Stockdale

Phone: +46793296609

Email: edd@gradient-technical.com

Web: www.gradient-technical.com

Countries: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Estonia

Associations: RAID

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en, ge
Qualifications: RAID Liberty Sidemount Instructor, RAID Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

Edd works full-time teaching technical courses around the globe and joining research expeditions. With more than 5500 dives and 20 years diving, he is an instructor examiner and Technical Training Advisor with RAID, a member of The Explorers Club and a writer for training agency course manuals. His passion in diving includes looking for and documenting un-dived sites of historical value, developing tools to improve data collection for research teams and helping develop the next generation of explorers in diving. When not teaching or exploring Edd works with research institutions in the capacity of dive safety officer and technical diving consultant. He is involved in exploration projects in various areas and can often be found diving mines or wrecks, in and around Scandinavia.

France

Bruno Couelle

Phone: +33 607100339

Email: bcouelle@gmail.com

Web: https://www.duikpunt-duikschool.be/fr/nouvelles

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: fr, en
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Air Diluent Decompression Instructor
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

I enjoy teaching Technical Diving (open circuit and CCR Liberty) and doing wreck diving with my CCR Liberty. I am also looking forward to begin teaching Cave diving in the next years.

Erik Loots

Phone: +32 (0)475/93.90.38

Email: Erikloots73@gmail.com

Countries: Belgium, France

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Dutch, English, French
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty SM Instructor, IANTD Cavern& Intro to cave instructor, IANTD Advanced EANx Instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: No

I started diving in 2002 and have been diving rebreathers since 2005. Next to diving for fun and teaching diving, I also work in diving (HSE) as a safety- and rigging diver for film- and media projects. My biggest passion is deep cave-diving, but equally a fan of wreck-diving and exploring marine life. I offer training primarily in Belgium, Holland and Lot-region in France but can train anywhere else in the world on request. Training can be done in Dutch, English and French.

Jérôme Mercier

Phone: +33 620046435

Email: nobubble@free.fr

Web: http://www.tech-attitude.com

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: fr, en
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

Georgia

Alena Mamontova

Phone: +7(903)134-9111

Email: info@divesoft.ru

Web: http://www.Divesoft.ru

Countries: Russia, Belarus, Serbia, Georgia

Associations: IANTD, CMAS, TDI

Factory trainer: No
Languages: russian, english
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: Yes

I am Technical diver and Cave Instructor, underwater photographer and explorer. Diving since 1996 and dive professional since 2003. Specialised on rebreather diving, deep wreck diving, cave and mine diving.

Germany

Axel Söhngen-Hermle

Phone: +49 1794724795

Email: axel@iantd.de

Web: http://www.iantd.de

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: de, en, fr
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor Trainer, IANTD CCR Cave Instructor, IANTD Sidemount Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

Bernhard Bekker

Phone: +49 1734041012

Email: info@diving-technologies.de

Web: www.Diving-Technologies.de

Countries: Germany, Austria, Norway

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: de, en
Qualifications: IANTD CCR Cave Instructor Trainer, IANTD ART Instructor Trainer, IANTD Essential Instructor Trainer, IANTD Sidemount Instructor.
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

Diving since 1992,Instructor 2009 Dual- Rebreather experience on several Units over 8 years in different combinations ( PSCR, MCCR, ECCR ). Training is also possible in Switzerland and Spain (mainland).

HP Hartmann

Email: hp@gosidemount.com

Web: https://www.gosidemount.com

Countries: Mexico, Mexico, Germany

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en, de
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: no

Hp Hartmann is one of the most famous cave divers in Mexico. He has been diving Side Mount for 14 years and together with Steve Bogaerts he developed the Razor Side Mount System 9 years ago. His videos have made Side Mount Diving well known and popular and sparked a real boom in Side Mount diving. In his talk, HP highlights the benefits of Side Mount diving and why, with this type of diving, the transition from scuba-diving to technical diving becomes fluid. He also gives insights into his exploration in Mexico and the Bahamas with exclusive videos. In addition he shows some insights to the future of Side Mount diving.

Helmuth Biechl

Phone: +49 1714670261

Email: helmuth.biechl@t-online.de

Web: http://www.deepwreckdiving.de

Countries: Germany, Malta

Associations: ANDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en, de
Qualifications: ANDI Technical CCR Liberty Sidemount Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: no

Diving since 1975, Diving Instructor since 1979, Instructor Trainer since 1985. Technical Diving since 1998. Specialized on rebreather diving, deep wreck diving, mine diving and solo diving for users, instructors and instructor trainers. NACD Full Cave Diver since 2000, Full Cave Instructor since 2018. Expeditions to the Carpathia wreck in 158m depth, to the Calino wreck in 150m depth, Natal wreck in 130m depth and Bluecher in 95m depth. ANDI Instructor Trainer Director and member of the board of ANDI since 2007. Owner of the diving facilility dwd- deep wreck diving since 2005, located in Gozo/Malta.

Henri Giera

Phone: +49 171 9475730

Email: henri@tauchcenter-wuppertal.de

Web: http://www.tauchcenter-wuppertal.de

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Germany, English
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: No
Backmount instructor: Yes

I started scuba diving in 2010 and I was incredibly fascinated by the underwater world. My way led me very quickly into the underwater caves and wreck world. So I discovered this area first OC and then CC. After I finished school, I turned my hobby into my job. I started at Menorca as a guide and gained experience to become a diving instructor the following year. Now i am the owner of Tauchcenter Wuppertal - Meeresauge e.K. and have been training scuba divers since 2017. I teach rebreather courses up to Advanced Recreational Trimix.

Jörg Kleine-Piening

Phone: +49 1607989720

Email: joergkp@gmx.net

Web: http://www.iantd-technical-diving.de

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: de, en
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor, IANTD Expedition Trimix Instructor OC/CCR, IANTD Trimix OC/CCR, Adv. Wreck
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: yes

Manfred Führmann

Phone: +49 1708955841

Email: manfred@tecserv.org

Web: http://www.tecserv.org

Countries: Germany, Austria

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: de
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Trimix Instructor
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

I have been diving rebreathers since 1999. I am instructor since 2002 and teach Level 1 up to Trimix. Most of the courses take place in the Salzkammergut in Austria or wherever you want. In my company TecServ, I carry out inspections and repairs to rebreathers. Also, I produce oxygen-boosters for rebreather divers and dive centers. For leisure, I love to do some deep-diving, cave-diving and deep wreck-diving.

Timo Zischka

Phone: +49 0171126388

Email: info@mischgastauchen.de

Web: http://www.mischgastauchen.de

Countries: Germany, Austria

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: de, en
Qualifications: IANTD Expedition CCR Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

I have been training scuba divers since 1988 and since 1998, Trimixtaucher. Due to the many wreck projects I specialized in rebreather in 1999 and built in 2004 the new training center for mixed gas diving in Geretsried / Gelting. I turned my hobby into a profession in 1990 and worked in addition to the technical training for diving equipment manufacturer in the field of product development and market implementation. I am a full-time instructor and with my training center at Lake Starnbergersee / Walchensee I can train up to Expedition Trimix.

Ute Welcker

Email: ute@gosidemount.com

Web: http://www.gosidemount.com

Countries: Germany, Germany, Maldives

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: de, en
Qualifications: TDI LIBERTY SIDEMOUNT CCR INSTRUCTOR
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: no

Ute became a dive professional in 1994 and has worked in the diving industry of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Croatia, Serbia & Slovenia, as well as in Thailand, Indonesia & on the Maldives. During all these years Ute has successfully trained more than 4.000 divers in all different diving environments & levels.She has been an active PADI Course Director since 1999 conducting full time IDCs for 15 years in a row and also a TecRec Instructor Trainer. After starting to work for Go Side Mount in 2016 she became a Cavern Instructor and started teaching the Liberty Sidemount CCR in 2019 with TDI.

Greece

Aliaksandr Maruk

Phone: +375255287303

Email: a_maruk@tut.by

Web: http://diving-minsk.eu/

Countries: Egypt, Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Greece, Turkey

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Russian, English, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: No
Backmount instructor: Yes

I am Technical Instructor and Course Director IANTD, and i have my own diveclub in Belarus. Diving since 2001 and dive professional since 2017. Another posssible countries for teaching are: Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia

PJ Prinsloo

Phone: +27(0)834563929

Email: pj@pjptech.co.za

Web: http://pjptech.co.za

Countries: South Africa, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus

Associations: RAID

Factory trainer: no
Languages: af, en
Qualifications: RAID Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I have enjoyed teaching divers for over 20 years and for the last few years I have exclusively taught technical diving. Currently the Director of Technical Diving for RAID South Africa and a RAID Technical Examiner. I train Instructors throughout the world in CCR, cave and Sidemount. Proudly

Hong Kong

Edmund Yiu

Phone: +852 93738101

Email: edmund@xtremedeepasia.com

Associations: RAID, TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: zh-CN, en
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I am RAID Tec OC and CC Instructor Trainer, TDI Tec and CCR instructor, head of the RAID Greater China regional office. I have been diving for more than 20 year and teaching CCR and Technical Diving at full trimix level for more than 10 years. EI am qualify to teach both Liberty CCR Backmount and Sidemount unit. I am also the authorized dealer for Divesoft in China and factory authorized Liberty service technician providing full support of the unit in the region. I am able to teach in Chinese (Putonghua / Cantonese) and English.

Gallup Y.T. Lee

Phone: +852 94963306

Email: gallup.lee@gmail.com

Countries: Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia

Associations: PSAI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: cn, en
Qualifications: PSAI Cave/Wreck/Trimix instructor trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: no

Since becoming a dedicated technical diver in 2005I , now I am the V.P. of PSAI. Spending most of my time around China, I am committed to raising the level of technical diving skills and safety awareness among Chinese people. I lead groups of well-trained divers/instructors to conduct cave explorations and other technical diving activities all over China, ranging from deep, wreck, cave to re-breather diving. Besides promoting diving education around China, I also organize training tours to South East Asia, the U.S., Mexico and other places worldwide to enhance diving exposure in different environments.

Louise Kei Yin Chau

Phone: +852-97187888

Email: sunfish666@yahoo.com

Web: www.sunfishdiving.com

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: Cantonese, Mandarine ,English
Qualifications: Liberty Instructor, Evolution CCR Instructor Trainer, SF2 Instructor Trainer , Xccr Instructor, TDI OC & CC Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: no

TDI OC and CC Instructor Trainer, SDI Instructor Trainer Evaluator. TDI Technical Diving teaching for more than 14 years. Able to teach in Mandarin, Cantonese ,and English. Let’s splash with CCR

Vic Ching

Phone: +852-6167-7771

Email: vicching@ymail.com

Countries: Hong Kong, Thailand

Associations: IART, PSAI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: zh-CHT, zh-CHS, en
Qualifications: IART Liberty Level3 Trimix instructor, PSAI Liberty Advanced Mixed Gas instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

Indonesia

Michael Wang Qi

Phone: +86 18605311023

Email: 18605311023@163.com

Countries: China, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Chinese, Mandarin, English.
Qualifications: TDI Liberty SM Instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: No

Diving is my passion and lifestyle. Diving around the world in lakes, caves, and the seven seas is so exciting and amazing. Helping rescuers carry out diving missions safely and save lives is so rewarding. Diving also brings you lovely friends in any place on the planet that you could never imagine. That's why I love diving and I would be more than happy to invite anyone to join our diving community.

Robert Thompson

Phone: +61 434564977

Email: bob.kentecdiving@gmail.com

Countries: Australia, Vanuatu, Federated States of Micronesia, Indonesia

Associations: TDI, BSAC

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Mixed Gas Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I have been diving since 1978 both in Cold and warm water environments. Last 5 years I have been a full-time dive industry professional, both as a technical OC and CCR instructor. I am also a certified service technician in all CCR’s I can teach, to ensure sound system knowledge. I love diving!!!

Ireland

Matt Jevon

Phone: +353 86 313 1275

Email: dive@swt.ie

Web: https://swt.ie/

Countries: Ireland, Ireland, Egypt, Canary Islands, Malta

Associations: ANDI, TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en
Qualifications: ANDI Expedition Level 5 Hypoxic Gas Instructor, TDI Mixed Gas Instructor, CCR Cave Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor:

Diving since 1989 I am an instructor qualified and experienced in diving and teaching new starters to CCR through to full hypoxic mixed gas. I teach Full Cave OC and CCR, Full Trimix OC and CCR and engage in as much expedition and fun diving as I do teaching. I teach for TDI and ANDI through my TDI dive centre and ANDI facility in Kinsale Ireland, South West Technical Diving (www.swt.ie). I have teaching facilities in some amazing dive centres around the world. I author a Facebook page, Psychological skills for diving and work outside of diving in high performance sport and business. I have been trained and assessed as a diver and instructor by some of the world’s best. I aim in my teaching to pass on what I have learned from this and from my own experiences in diving and high performance environments, into your CCR training.

Israel

Or Yehoshua Hayna

Phone: +972 526681008

Email: Or@palamida.co.il

Web: http://www.palamida.co.il

Countries: Israel, Egypt

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: il, en
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Backmount/Sidemount CCR Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

IANTD Israeli Licensee, Owner of Palamida Dive Center, Instructor since 2009.

Italy

Beatrice Rivoira

Phone: +393333911971

Email: b.rivoira@gmail.com

Web: http://www.zeroemissions.ch, https://www.facebook.com/beatrice.rivoira

Countries: Italy, Switzerland

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Italian, English
Qualifications: TDI CCR Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: No
Backmount instructor: Yes

Beatrice is an Italian vocational diver with a Master Degree in Marine Biology and Oceanography. With 20 years of diving experience, she has worked around the world as a CCR & OC instructor and participated in biological and archaeological underwater projects. From 2013 she has joined “Zero Emissions” with which she continues to teach and educate, as well as training herself in unusual environments and on different equipments. She loves diving in caves, wrecks, rivers, lakes, dams… every pond of water is fine. When not underwater, you may find her around the world sharing her passion for diving at different training camps or dive shows. Right now she is delving in the Human Factors field and their fundamental role in diving.

Diego Esposito

Phone: +39 3476986617

Email: Airx_bs@libero.it

Web: http://www.faclasport.it

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: it, en, es
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Elitrox Instructor
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

I am technical diver for more than 20 years, 15 of which were dedicated to the use of rebreather. I am instructor of many agencies, last the TDI. The passion of searching for deep wrecks, led me, in many expeditions, to the use of a rebreather able to face extreme conditions and depths, the choice fell on liberty CCR. In every expedition in which I took part, Liberty has always guaranteed reliability and performance.

Edoardo Pavia

Phone: +39 068887113

Email: info@seadweller.it

Web: http://www.seadweller.it

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: fr, en, it
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Backmount and Sidemount Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I am Technical diver, recreational Instructor, Instructor Trainer for Technical divers, underwater cameraman and documentarist, exclusive distributer for AP Diving, Submerge Scooter, Otter Dry suits, and retailer for brands such as VMS, Divesoft, 4th Element, Weezle, Gralmarine, Scurion, ecc. At the beginnings of 90s, in my town Biella, I began on my path with CMAS as a federal diver. Some years later I started a journey around the world that led me to a very remote atoll in the Coral Sea, where I met a rebreather for the first time: a semi-closed unit of the first generation; the Atlantis Draeger sport unit. When I returned to Italy, I became one of the first technical divers of the so called “first generation”, very soon I became an IANTD Technical Instructor. Between 1999 and 2002 under the guide of Richard Stevenson and Kevin Gurr, I achieved the majority of the certifications that promoted me among those few technical divers and instructors that changed the way of diving.

Enrico Bortolotti

Phone: +39 3355647488

Email: info@rebreatheracademy.it

Web: https://www.rebreatheracademy.com

Associations: IART, TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: it, en
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I'm Tech Diver, instructor Recreational and Technical OC and CCR. Author of 2 Federal Fias manuals. Apeks service certify. In the second half of the 90s I started diving with federal accuracy. I started the world of 'no Bubbles' in '99 with the first rebreather: ARO. From there, the love for these devices started. I became the first federal mCCR instructor with an Italian device. During these years, I have tried several models of CCR, and I continue to try them, I never stop learning. Years later, when I met Divesoft and visited the factory, I understood the direction to take. I teach and use CCR Liberty, learning something with each dive. In teaching, I focus on understanding how the CCR Liberty works, how to use it but also the human factor that lies behind the possibility of error. Safety first of all.

Gianmichele Iaria

Phone: +39 336887529

Email: gianmichele.iaria@diveraid.it

Web: www.oloturiasub.it

Countries: Italy, Malta, Egypt

Associations: RAID

Factory trainer: no
Languages: it, en
Qualifications: RAID Liberty Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

I was Born in Messina (Sicily - Italy) in 1964; I became a diver in 1981, Tec Instructor in 1995 and Instructor Trainer in 2003. I Worked with PSA, TDI, SSI, SNSI, PSAI and now exclusively with RAID. I was SSI, SNSI and PSAI Instructor Trainer, now I am RAID Tec Training Director Italy & Egypt, RAID CCR Instructor Tec Examiner (ITE) and RAID ResEx IDE (International Director of Exploration). I cetified more of 3000 divers and instructors, I received Platinum Pro 5000 in 2011, in Orlando.

Mario Marconi

Phone: +39 334 6698353

Email: mar.marconi@libero.it

Associations: PSAI, CMAS

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Italian, English
Qualifications: PSAI Liberty BM Explorer Mixed Gas CCR Instructor, PSAI Liberty SM Explorer Mixed Gas CCR Instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: Yes

I’m a Technical OC instructor since 2001 and a CCR diver since 2002 using CCR mainly for deep cave exploration in Europe over -170mt deep and also using double CCR for cave exploration since 2004. In 2008 together Pim van Der Horst and Alessandro Scuotto I explored “Milano” wreck in Maggiore Lake at -241mt with a bottom time of 4’ on the wreck. Actually I’m using a double Liberty sidemount as my standard configuration for deep dives and cave dives working on this specific configuration for about one year conceiving this system as a fusion of twin CCR and not only as a simple bailout rebreather concept. I’m Full Cave Instructor Trainer for PTA-CMAS and DST Academy, OC Extended Technical 100 instructor, PSAI Liberty Explorer Mixed Gas CCR Instructor.

Oscar Galletto

Phone: +39 0458521046

Email: oscar@tec-deep.com

Web: http://www.dtekgroup.net

Associations: PSAI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: it, en
Qualifications: PSAI Liberty Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

Paolo Davide

Phone: +393921707755

Email: Paolo.davide@arco89.com

Web: www.arco89.com

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: it, en
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

Japan

Masayoshi Kondo

Phone: +81 (0)989433589

Email: ccrdiver@live.jp

Web: http://www.rebreather-nolimit.com/

Associations: IANTD, IART

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en, ja, zh
Qualifications: IANTD and IART Liberty Advanced Trimix Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

Training in English, Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin).Masayoshi (Masa) Kondo has been diving for over 30 years, having logged over 10,000 dives in various locations in the world. Masa is a highly experienced technical diver and rebreather instructor, teaching every courses from entry level rebreather diving to 100m mixed gas CCR diving and CCR Cave diving.Masa is the one of the most active rebreather instructors and a pioneer of CCR Cave diving in Japan. He is teaching the rebreather diving programs to the research team at the local universities as well.

Latvia

Tomasz Ramutkowski

Phone: +48 501 066 118

Email: ZALEWA@DEEPBUSTERS.PL

Web: http://www.deepbusters.pl

Countries: Poland, Norway, Malta, Latvia

Associations: IANTD, TDI

Factory trainer: No
Languages: polish, english
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor, Liberty Sidemount Instructor, TDI Liberty Instructor, TDI Liberty Sidemount Instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: Yes

He has been fascinated with the underwater world from an early age. Even as a little boy, with an old type mask, he was looking at underwater creatures. However, he waited until 2007 for his first breath from the diving regulator. And that's when it all started!:) Currently, he has a history of several thousand dives in various places around the world, although it is quality, not quantity, that is key to him. He dives mainly technically, on wrecks and in caves. For several years he has been fascinated by closed-circuit diving. From the beginning of his diving journey, he has been associated with Baltic wrecks, where he dives long and deep. It is also there that he trains his trainees most often, placing great emphasis on the high level of their training. Tomek is an Instructor Trainer, rebreather, technical and wreck instructor in several training organisations. For over 10 years, he has been sharing his knowledge with others. He often takes a break from technical wreck or cave dives in favour of shallower dives, in search of an animal to 'shoot'. With a camera, of course!:) It is the camera that has recently become a permanent part of his inventory, and the welfare of fauna and flora is crucial for him. Therefore, he actively works to protect wildlife. Founder and President of the 4baltic Association, owner at Deepbusters and originator of Wreckbusters.

Lithuania

Jaroslaw Kur

Phone: +48506707377

Email: jarek.kur@gmail.com

Web: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1748882166

Countries: Poland, Lithuania

Associations: IANTD, RAID, CMAS

Factory trainer: no
Languages: pl, en
Qualifications: CCR TMX/Cave/Wreck Instructor IANTD
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

Malaysia

Gallup Y.T. Lee

Phone: +852 94963306

Email: gallup.lee@gmail.com

Countries: Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia

Associations: PSAI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: cn, en
Qualifications: PSAI Cave/Wreck/Trimix instructor trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: no

Since becoming a dedicated technical diver in 2005I , now I am the V.P. of PSAI. Spending most of my time around China, I am committed to raising the level of technical diving skills and safety awareness among Chinese people. I lead groups of well-trained divers/instructors to conduct cave explorations and other technical diving activities all over China, ranging from deep, wreck, cave to re-breather diving. Besides promoting diving education around China, I also organize training tours to South East Asia, the U.S., Mexico and other places worldwide to enhance diving exposure in different environments.

Maldives

Ute Welcker

Email: ute@gosidemount.com

Web: http://www.gosidemount.com

Countries: Germany, Germany, Maldives

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: de, en
Qualifications: TDI LIBERTY SIDEMOUNT CCR INSTRUCTOR
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: no

Ute became a dive professional in 1994 and has worked in the diving industry of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Croatia, Serbia & Slovenia, as well as in Thailand, Indonesia & on the Maldives. During all these years Ute has successfully trained more than 4.000 divers in all different diving environments & levels.She has been an active PADI Course Director since 1999 conducting full time IDCs for 15 years in a row and also a TecRec Instructor Trainer. After starting to work for Go Side Mount in 2016 she became a Cavern Instructor and started teaching the Liberty Sidemount CCR in 2019 with TDI.

Malta

Gianmichele Iaria

Phone: +39 336887529

Email: gianmichele.iaria@diveraid.it

Web: www.oloturiasub.it

Countries: Italy, Malta, Egypt

Associations: RAID

Factory trainer: no
Languages: it, en
Qualifications: RAID Liberty Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

I was Born in Messina (Sicily - Italy) in 1964; I became a diver in 1981, Tec Instructor in 1995 and Instructor Trainer in 2003. I Worked with PSA, TDI, SSI, SNSI, PSAI and now exclusively with RAID. I was SSI, SNSI and PSAI Instructor Trainer, now I am RAID Tec Training Director Italy & Egypt, RAID CCR Instructor Tec Examiner (ITE) and RAID ResEx IDE (International Director of Exploration). I cetified more of 3000 divers and instructors, I received Platinum Pro 5000 in 2011, in Orlando.

Helmuth Biechl

Phone: +49 1714670261

Email: helmuth.biechl@t-online.de

Web: http://www.deepwreckdiving.de

Countries: Germany, Malta

Associations: ANDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en, de
Qualifications: ANDI Technical CCR Liberty Sidemount Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: no

Diving since 1975, Diving Instructor since 1979, Instructor Trainer since 1985. Technical Diving since 1998. Specialized on rebreather diving, deep wreck diving, mine diving and solo diving for users, instructors and instructor trainers. NACD Full Cave Diver since 2000, Full Cave Instructor since 2018. Expeditions to the Carpathia wreck in 158m depth, to the Calino wreck in 150m depth, Natal wreck in 130m depth and Bluecher in 95m depth. ANDI Instructor Trainer Director and member of the board of ANDI since 2007. Owner of the diving facilility dwd- deep wreck diving since 2005, located in Gozo/Malta.

Matt Jevon

Phone: +353 86 313 1275

Email: dive@swt.ie

Web: https://swt.ie/

Countries: Ireland, Ireland, Egypt, Canary Islands, Malta

Associations: ANDI, TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en
Qualifications: ANDI Expedition Level 5 Hypoxic Gas Instructor, TDI Mixed Gas Instructor, CCR Cave Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor:

Diving since 1989 I am an instructor qualified and experienced in diving and teaching new starters to CCR through to full hypoxic mixed gas. I teach Full Cave OC and CCR, Full Trimix OC and CCR and engage in as much expedition and fun diving as I do teaching. I teach for TDI and ANDI through my TDI dive centre and ANDI facility in Kinsale Ireland, South West Technical Diving (www.swt.ie). I have teaching facilities in some amazing dive centres around the world. I author a Facebook page, Psychological skills for diving and work outside of diving in high performance sport and business. I have been trained and assessed as a diver and instructor by some of the world’s best. I aim in my teaching to pass on what I have learned from this and from my own experiences in diving and high performance environments, into your CCR training.

PJ Prinsloo

Phone: +27(0)834563929

Email: pj@pjptech.co.za

Web: http://pjptech.co.za

Countries: South Africa, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus

Associations: RAID

Factory trainer: no
Languages: af, en
Qualifications: RAID Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I have enjoyed teaching divers for over 20 years and for the last few years I have exclusively taught technical diving. Currently the Director of Technical Diving for RAID South Africa and a RAID Technical Examiner. I train Instructors throughout the world in CCR, cave and Sidemount. Proudly

Paul Vincent Toomer

Phone: +44 (0) 7720287529

Email: paul@diveraid.com

Web: http://www.diveraid.com

Countries: United Kingdom, Malta, South Africa

Associations: RAID

Factory trainer: No
Languages: English
Qualifications: RAID LIBERTY INSTRUCTOR
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: Yes

I have been teaching diving since 1997. I became an instructor trainer in 2001. In 2002 I got into technical diving and rebreathers. I became a CCR and OC technical IT to Hypoxic Trimix level in 2005. I have owned dive centres in the UK and Malta. In 2011 I became the global director of technical diving for SSI, where I trained instructor and trainers and wrote several of their technical diver programs and training standards. In 2014 I became a co-owner in Dive RAID International. I was the director of diver training for many years before progressing on to become the president of the company. I have dived on many expeditions around the world and became a member of The Explorers Club in 2018. I still love teaching and exploring as much as possible.

Tomasz Ramutkowski

Phone: +48 501 066 118

Email: ZALEWA@DEEPBUSTERS.PL

Web: http://www.deepbusters.pl

Countries: Poland, Norway, Malta, Latvia

Associations: IANTD, TDI

Factory trainer: No
Languages: polish, english
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor, Liberty Sidemount Instructor, TDI Liberty Instructor, TDI Liberty Sidemount Instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: Yes

He has been fascinated with the underwater world from an early age. Even as a little boy, with an old type mask, he was looking at underwater creatures. However, he waited until 2007 for his first breath from the diving regulator. And that's when it all started!:) Currently, he has a history of several thousand dives in various places around the world, although it is quality, not quantity, that is key to him. He dives mainly technically, on wrecks and in caves. For several years he has been fascinated by closed-circuit diving. From the beginning of his diving journey, he has been associated with Baltic wrecks, where he dives long and deep. It is also there that he trains his trainees most often, placing great emphasis on the high level of their training. Tomek is an Instructor Trainer, rebreather, technical and wreck instructor in several training organisations. For over 10 years, he has been sharing his knowledge with others. He often takes a break from technical wreck or cave dives in favour of shallower dives, in search of an animal to 'shoot'. With a camera, of course!:) It is the camera that has recently become a permanent part of his inventory, and the welfare of fauna and flora is crucial for him. Therefore, he actively works to protect wildlife. Founder and President of the 4baltic Association, owner at Deepbusters and originator of Wreckbusters.

Mauritius

PJ Prinsloo

Phone: +27(0)834563929

Email: pj@pjptech.co.za

Web: http://pjptech.co.za

Countries: South Africa, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus

Associations: RAID

Factory trainer: no
Languages: af, en
Qualifications: RAID Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I have enjoyed teaching divers for over 20 years and for the last few years I have exclusively taught technical diving. Currently the Director of Technical Diving for RAID South Africa and a RAID Technical Examiner. I train Instructors throughout the world in CCR, cave and Sidemount. Proudly

Mexico

HP Hartmann

Email: hp@gosidemount.com

Web: https://www.gosidemount.com

Countries: Mexico, Mexico, Germany

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en, de
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: no

Hp Hartmann is one of the most famous cave divers in Mexico. He has been diving Side Mount for 14 years and together with Steve Bogaerts he developed the Razor Side Mount System 9 years ago. His videos have made Side Mount Diving well known and popular and sparked a real boom in Side Mount diving. In his talk, HP highlights the benefits of Side Mount diving and why, with this type of diving, the transition from scuba-diving to technical diving becomes fluid. He also gives insights into his exploration in Mexico and the Bahamas with exclusive videos. In addition he shows some insights to the future of Side Mount diving.

Marissa Eckert

Phone: +1 (610) 310-8210

Email: Marissa@dive-caves.com

Web: https://www.dive-caves.com

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Sidemount Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: no

Marisa is an avid rebreather instructor based in Mexico. She spends most of her time teaching technical classes such as sidemount, cave, decompression, trimix, and rebreather.

Moldova

Vladislav Kamynin

Phone: +380674425588

Email: despointravel@gmail.com

Web: https://divepoint.com.ua/

Countries: Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Albania

Associations: PSAI, IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: Ukrainian, Romanian, Russian, Moldovian, English
Qualifications: PSAI Liberty Instructor , Sidemount Liberty Instructor, IANTD Liberty Instructor, IANTD Liberty Sidemount Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I am diving since 1998. I have my onw diveshop in Ukraine.

Mozambique

PJ Prinsloo

Phone: +27(0)834563929

Email: pj@pjptech.co.za

Web: http://pjptech.co.za

Countries: South Africa, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus

Associations: RAID

Factory trainer: no
Languages: af, en
Qualifications: RAID Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I have enjoyed teaching divers for over 20 years and for the last few years I have exclusively taught technical diving. Currently the Director of Technical Diving for RAID South Africa and a RAID Technical Examiner. I train Instructors throughout the world in CCR, cave and Sidemount. Proudly

Netherlands

Pim van der Horst

Phone: +31 647940668

Email: pim@tekdiving.nl

Web: http://www.tekdiving.nl

Countries: Netherlands, Costa Rica

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: nl, de, fr, en
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

I have been diving since 1982. I became a PADI Instructor in 1991. I started CCR diving in 1993 and joined IANTD. I have certified over 1200 divers, mostly CCR. I hold the world record deepest wreck dive in Lago Maggiore Italy (240 mtrs) on the Ouroboros eCCR. Besides diving, I am a gun/rifle instructor for Israeli Tactical School and the Dutch Gun and Rifle Association. I am a Krav Maga and Law Enforcement instructor for Israeli Tactical School. I have three pugs, I enjoy a good glass of wine and British sport-cars.

William Remezond

Phone: +31(0)651437460

Email: info@divebuddy.nl

Web: http://www.divebuddy.nl

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Dutch, English
Qualifications: IANTD instructor – IART instructor – PADI instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: Yes

Norway

Bernhard Bekker

Phone: +49 1734041012

Email: info@diving-technologies.de

Web: www.Diving-Technologies.de

Countries: Germany, Austria, Norway

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: de, en
Qualifications: IANTD CCR Cave Instructor Trainer, IANTD ART Instructor Trainer, IANTD Essential Instructor Trainer, IANTD Sidemount Instructor.
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

Diving since 1992,Instructor 2009 Dual- Rebreather experience on several Units over 8 years in different combinations ( PSCR, MCCR, ECCR ). Training is also possible in Switzerland and Spain (mainland).

Edd Stockdale

Phone: +46793296609

Email: edd@gradient-technical.com

Web: www.gradient-technical.com

Countries: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Estonia

Associations: RAID

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en, ge
Qualifications: RAID Liberty Sidemount Instructor, RAID Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

Edd works full-time teaching technical courses around the globe and joining research expeditions. With more than 5500 dives and 20 years diving, he is an instructor examiner and Technical Training Advisor with RAID, a member of The Explorers Club and a writer for training agency course manuals. His passion in diving includes looking for and documenting un-dived sites of historical value, developing tools to improve data collection for research teams and helping develop the next generation of explorers in diving. When not teaching or exploring Edd works with research institutions in the capacity of dive safety officer and technical diving consultant. He is involved in exploration projects in various areas and can often be found diving mines or wrecks, in and around Scandinavia.

Tomasz Ramutkowski

Phone: +48 501 066 118

Email: ZALEWA@DEEPBUSTERS.PL

Web: http://www.deepbusters.pl

Countries: Poland, Norway, Malta, Latvia

Associations: IANTD, TDI

Factory trainer: No
Languages: polish, english
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor, Liberty Sidemount Instructor, TDI Liberty Instructor, TDI Liberty Sidemount Instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: Yes

He has been fascinated with the underwater world from an early age. Even as a little boy, with an old type mask, he was looking at underwater creatures. However, he waited until 2007 for his first breath from the diving regulator. And that's when it all started!:) Currently, he has a history of several thousand dives in various places around the world, although it is quality, not quantity, that is key to him. He dives mainly technically, on wrecks and in caves. For several years he has been fascinated by closed-circuit diving. From the beginning of his diving journey, he has been associated with Baltic wrecks, where he dives long and deep. It is also there that he trains his trainees most often, placing great emphasis on the high level of their training. Tomek is an Instructor Trainer, rebreather, technical and wreck instructor in several training organisations. For over 10 years, he has been sharing his knowledge with others. He often takes a break from technical wreck or cave dives in favour of shallower dives, in search of an animal to 'shoot'. With a camera, of course!:) It is the camera that has recently become a permanent part of his inventory, and the welfare of fauna and flora is crucial for him. Therefore, he actively works to protect wildlife. Founder and President of the 4baltic Association, owner at Deepbusters and originator of Wreckbusters.

Philippines

Eden Jinho Park

Phone: +82 10-5580-2005

Email: edendive1@gmail.com

Associations: TDI, BSAC

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Korean, English
Qualifications: TDI CCR Liberty Air Diluent Instructor
Sidemount instructor: No
Backmount instructor: Yes

I've started SCUBA diving since 2003 and currently specializes in technical diving and recreational diving training as an instructor trainer at TDI/SDI. I am striving to train instructors and pragmatic divers, and I have been operating Eden dive Resort in Bohol, Philippines since 2014. We have 5 Korean employees, 3 Chinese employees, and 15 Filipino employees. Also I have produced more than 200 divers every year, more than 5,000 diving logs and more than 7 years of diving guide experience and experienced various environment diving as well. Qualifications include instructor trainers in all recreational diving courses and first aid qualifications, technical diving, CCR Air diluent instructors, decompression procedures instructors, trimix divers, etc. I am continuing to devote myself to safer diving.

Gallup Y.T. Lee

Phone: +852 94963306

Email: gallup.lee@gmail.com

Countries: Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia

Associations: PSAI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: cn, en
Qualifications: PSAI Cave/Wreck/Trimix instructor trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: no

Since becoming a dedicated technical diver in 2005I , now I am the V.P. of PSAI. Spending most of my time around China, I am committed to raising the level of technical diving skills and safety awareness among Chinese people. I lead groups of well-trained divers/instructors to conduct cave explorations and other technical diving activities all over China, ranging from deep, wreck, cave to re-breather diving. Besides promoting diving education around China, I also organize training tours to South East Asia, the U.S., Mexico and other places worldwide to enhance diving exposure in different environments.

Jung Hoon Park

Phone: +82) 10 4099 6530

Email: tdi19866@gmail.com

Web: https://www.teamccr.net

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Korean, English
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: Yes

I am try to supporting CCR divers. gas, sorb and etc.. I can provide all kind of technical and ccr diving course and trip .

Kihyoun Kim

Phone: +82 10 9135 3215

Email: X-trim1@naver.com

Web: https://www.xtrim.co.kr

Countries: South Korea, Philippines

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Korean, English
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: Yes

I started diving in 2003. I runs a scuba equipment vendor called xtrim in Korea. I am a TDI instructor trainer who has taught many technical divers and instructors since becoming a TDI technical diving instructor in 2017. I was designated as an excellent TDI instructor trainer in Korea in 2020 and 2021. As an instructor who can teach Liberty Sidemount and Backmount, I enjoy teaching Liberty Diver courses.

Kim Jun

Phone: +82 10 4900 5475

Email: clubhari@hotmail.com

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Korean, English
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Side Mount Instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: No

Hi, this is Jun Kim from Club Hari Dive Resort Moalboal and Bohol in the Philippines. I am Korean anyway. Since becoming a full time technical diver and instructor in 2004. Now I am TDI Instructor Trainer Evaluator and running 2 Technical Dive Resorts in the Philippines which are the biggest and most well known Resorts here in the Philippines. I am one of the Official Razor Instructor Trainer as well. Thats why my main interest is to dive in side mount config. To dive in Cave, Wreck, Deep Trimix OC and CC. I am Cave, Wreck, Trimix Instrutor and trainer for OC and CC. Love to teach and enjoy my dive with my team

Max WooKwon Lee

Phone: +82 1056294266

Email: lwk9120@naver.com

Web: http://www.teammaxdive.com/

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Korean, English
Qualifications:
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: No

I am a owner of Team Max dive resort in Cebu, Philippines. I am a instructor examiner and have many expierence about technical diving.

Michael Wang Qi

Phone: +86 18605311023

Email: 18605311023@163.com

Countries: China, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Chinese, Mandarin, English.
Qualifications: TDI Liberty SM Instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: No

Diving is my passion and lifestyle. Diving around the world in lakes, caves, and the seven seas is so exciting and amazing. Helping rescuers carry out diving missions safely and save lives is so rewarding. Diving also brings you lovely friends in any place on the planet that you could never imagine. That's why I love diving and I would be more than happy to invite anyone to join our diving community.

Poland

Jaroslaw Kur

Phone: +48506707377

Email: jarek.kur@gmail.com

Web: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1748882166

Countries: Poland, Lithuania

Associations: IANTD, RAID, CMAS

Factory trainer: no
Languages: pl, en
Qualifications: CCR TMX/Cave/Wreck Instructor IANTD
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

Marek Cacaj

Phone: +48509695493

Email: marek@born2dive.pl

Web: www.born2dive.pl

Associations: TDI , IANTD, RAID

Factory trainer: no
Languages: pl, en
Qualifications: TDI Technical and Cave Instructor Trainer, IANTD Technical and Cave Instructor Trainer, SDI Instructor Trainer, TDI Liberty Sidemount Mixed Gas Instructor, TDI Liberty Sidemount Advanced Mixed Gas Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

Im has been diving technically for over 15 years, including 13 years on rebreathers of various types. Founder of the Born2dive diving center in Szczecin. Instructor Trainer CCR and Cave, Technical Instructor in IANTD / TDI / RAID organizations. A member of Baltictech, an organization dealing with the search and identification of shipwrecks in the Baltic Sea and a member of the SANTI Expedition "Find the Eagle" aimed at finding the wreck of the most famous Polish submarine ORP "Orzeł". Filmmaker and underwater photographer. He specializes in taking photos and films, especially in dark, deep and hard to reach places such as wrecks, caves and mines. I made movies for the series Secrets of the Baltic Shipwreck for Discovery and Drain the Oceans for National Geographic. I chose diving as a profession that eventually became a way of life. I is constantly improving my qualifications and following the latest trends in closed-circuit diving.

Tomasz Ramutkowski

Phone: +48 501 066 118

Email: ZALEWA@DEEPBUSTERS.PL

Web: http://www.deepbusters.pl

Countries: Poland, Norway, Malta, Latvia

Associations: IANTD, TDI

Factory trainer: No
Languages: polish, english
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor, Liberty Sidemount Instructor, TDI Liberty Instructor, TDI Liberty Sidemount Instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: Yes

He has been fascinated with the underwater world from an early age. Even as a little boy, with an old type mask, he was looking at underwater creatures. However, he waited until 2007 for his first breath from the diving regulator. And that's when it all started!:) Currently, he has a history of several thousand dives in various places around the world, although it is quality, not quantity, that is key to him. He dives mainly technically, on wrecks and in caves. For several years he has been fascinated by closed-circuit diving. From the beginning of his diving journey, he has been associated with Baltic wrecks, where he dives long and deep. It is also there that he trains his trainees most often, placing great emphasis on the high level of their training. Tomek is an Instructor Trainer, rebreather, technical and wreck instructor in several training organisations. For over 10 years, he has been sharing his knowledge with others. He often takes a break from technical wreck or cave dives in favour of shallower dives, in search of an animal to 'shoot'. With a camera, of course!:) It is the camera that has recently become a permanent part of his inventory, and the welfare of fauna and flora is crucial for him. Therefore, he actively works to protect wildlife. Founder and President of the 4baltic Association, owner at Deepbusters and originator of Wreckbusters.

Tymek Podgórczyk

Phone: +48 502549407

Email: mt.podgorczyk@gmail.com

Web: http://www.divespot.pl

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: pl, en
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty CCR Instructor, IANTD CCR Trimix Instuctor, IANTD Technical Wreck Instructor
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

I have been diving since 2003. I am wreck diver, stationed on Baltic Sea coast. I am diving Instructor since 2007. Main interests are wreck and cave diving. Diving rebreathers since 2008.

Portugal

Anton Zhuchkov

Phone: +351933730750

Email: a.s.zhuchkov@gmail.com

Web: https://www.Smartdive.com

Countries: Portugal, Russia

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Russian, English, Portuguese
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty backmount instructor
Sidemount instructor: No
Backmount instructor: Yes

I have been a dedicated diver since 2013 and dive professional since 2017. I am certified as a Trimix Instructor Trainer and Technical cave Course Director. I am a user of pSCR Hyperion, eCCR Liberty back and sidemount, and two sidemount eCCR Flex 2 in a double configuration. I am an active cave explorer having conducted more than 10 of 150+ and several 200+ meters deep cave exploration dives. My experience is thousands of hours underwater using OC, pSCR, eCCR, and double rebreathers. I am one of the deepest and most experienced divers in Portugal. In 2021 my buddy and I made the deepest and longest dive in Portugal in caves -212 meters of depth in 1,5 km from the entrance in Alviela cave, 8 hours of diving. The dive is in the top 10 deepest dives in caves in the world.

José Mário Ventura

Email: jmventura@munaexo.com

Associations: IANTD, TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: pt, en, es, fr
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor Trainer, TDI Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

I am IANTD Instructor Trainer for Rec, Tec, Trimix, Wreck, Cave, SCR and CCR. Also, a DAN Instructor Trainer and a PADI Master Instructor. I started scuba diving in 1992 and a dive professional since 2000. I am an active cave explorer having conducted several 150+ meters deep cave exploration dives using the Liberty.

Romania

Aliaksandr Maruk

Phone: +375255287303

Email: a_maruk@tut.by

Web: http://diving-minsk.eu/

Countries: Egypt, Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Greece, Turkey

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Russian, English, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: No
Backmount instructor: Yes

I am Technical Instructor and Course Director IANTD, and i have my own diveclub in Belarus. Diving since 2001 and dive professional since 2017. Another posssible countries for teaching are: Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia

Vladislav Kamynin

Phone: +380674425588

Email: despointravel@gmail.com

Web: https://divepoint.com.ua/

Countries: Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Albania

Associations: PSAI, IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: Ukrainian, Romanian, Russian, Moldovian, English
Qualifications: PSAI Liberty Instructor , Sidemount Liberty Instructor, IANTD Liberty Instructor, IANTD Liberty Sidemount Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I am diving since 1998. I have my onw diveshop in Ukraine.

Russia

Alena Mamontova

Phone: +7(903)134-9111

Email: info@divesoft.ru

Web: http://www.Divesoft.ru

Countries: Russia, Belarus, Serbia, Georgia

Associations: IANTD, CMAS, TDI

Factory trainer: No
Languages: russian, english
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: Yes

I am Technical diver and Cave Instructor, underwater photographer and explorer. Diving since 1996 and dive professional since 2003. Specialised on rebreather diving, deep wreck diving, cave and mine diving.

Anton Zhuchkov

Phone: +351933730750

Email: a.s.zhuchkov@gmail.com

Web: https://www.Smartdive.com

Countries: Portugal, Russia

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Russian, English, Portuguese
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty backmount instructor
Sidemount instructor: No
Backmount instructor: Yes

I have been a dedicated diver since 2013 and dive professional since 2017. I am certified as a Trimix Instructor Trainer and Technical cave Course Director. I am a user of pSCR Hyperion, eCCR Liberty back and sidemount, and two sidemount eCCR Flex 2 in a double configuration. I am an active cave explorer having conducted more than 10 of 150+ and several 200+ meters deep cave exploration dives. My experience is thousands of hours underwater using OC, pSCR, eCCR, and double rebreathers. I am one of the deepest and most experienced divers in Portugal. In 2021 my buddy and I made the deepest and longest dive in Portugal in caves -212 meters of depth in 1,5 km from the entrance in Alviela cave, 8 hours of diving. The dive is in the top 10 deepest dives in caves in the world.

Serbia

Alena Mamontova

Phone: +7(903)134-9111

Email: info@divesoft.ru

Web: http://www.Divesoft.ru

Countries: Russia, Belarus, Serbia, Georgia

Associations: IANTD, CMAS, TDI

Factory trainer: No
Languages: russian, english
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: Yes

I am Technical diver and Cave Instructor, underwater photographer and explorer. Diving since 1996 and dive professional since 2003. Specialised on rebreather diving, deep wreck diving, cave and mine diving.

Slovakia

Antonín Ptáček

Phone: +420 603868217

Email: tondaptacek@centrum.cz

Countries: Czech Republic, Slovakia

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: cs
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

Michal Guba

Phone: +420 775 058 461

Email: michal.guba@seznam.cz

Web: Trespresidentes.eu

Countries: Czech Republic, Slovakia

Associations: TDI, ASTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: cz, ru
Qualifications: TDI/SDI CCR instruktor – air diluent, ASTD CCR instruktor – TMX diluent, ASTD CCR instruktor – cave
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

20 let se věnuji jeskynnímu potápění z toho jsem 5let instruktorem jeskynního potápění, 24 let jsem sloužil u Policie ČR z toho 10 let jsem byl lektorem – instruktorem policejního potápění na odboru speciálních potápěčských činností a výcviku, 5let jsem se účastnil podvodních odminovacích misí v Bosně a Hercegovině, mou nejoblíbenější lokalitou je Hranická propast, nejkrásnější lokalitou jsou cenoty na Yucatanu Mexiko – Tulům, oblíbená configurace studená voda – ccr backmount+celoobličejová maska+suchý oblek s vyhríváním, oblíbená configurace teplá voda – ccr sidemount+mokrý oblek.

Stanislav Mišove

Phone: +421 905616714

Email: stano.misove@gmail.com

Web: http://www.diving.sk

Countries: Slovakia, Czech Republic

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: sk, cz, hr
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

Slovenia

Damir Podnar

Email: info@reef.si

Web: http://www.reef.si

Countries: Slovenia, Croatia

Associations: IART, TDI, PSAI, IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: sl, en, it, hr, sr
Qualifications: IART Liberty Instructor Trainer, IANTD Liberty backmount and sidemount instructor trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

Started diving in 1984, Technical, Full Cave, CCR, instructor trainer.

Solomon Islands

Pierre de Villiers

Phone: +61 (0) 433 156 500

Email: pierre@aisdiving.com.au

Web: http://www.aisdiving.com.au

Countries: Australia, Solomon Islands

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

South Africa

PJ Prinsloo

Phone: +27(0)834563929

Email: pj@pjptech.co.za

Web: http://pjptech.co.za

Countries: South Africa, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus

Associations: RAID

Factory trainer: no
Languages: af, en
Qualifications: RAID Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I have enjoyed teaching divers for over 20 years and for the last few years I have exclusively taught technical diving. Currently the Director of Technical Diving for RAID South Africa and a RAID Technical Examiner. I train Instructors throughout the world in CCR, cave and Sidemount. Proudly

Paul Vincent Toomer

Phone: +44 (0) 7720287529

Email: paul@diveraid.com

Web: http://www.diveraid.com

Countries: United Kingdom, Malta, South Africa

Associations: RAID

Factory trainer: No
Languages: English
Qualifications: RAID LIBERTY INSTRUCTOR
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: Yes

I have been teaching diving since 1997. I became an instructor trainer in 2001. In 2002 I got into technical diving and rebreathers. I became a CCR and OC technical IT to Hypoxic Trimix level in 2005. I have owned dive centres in the UK and Malta. In 2011 I became the global director of technical diving for SSI, where I trained instructor and trainers and wrote several of their technical diver programs and training standards. In 2014 I became a co-owner in Dive RAID International. I was the director of diver training for many years before progressing on to become the president of the company. I have dived on many expeditions around the world and became a member of The Explorers Club in 2018. I still love teaching and exploring as much as possible.

South America

Joseph Jonathan Bosquez

Phone: +1 832 – 620 – 5969 , +1 727 – 900 - 3644

Email: joseph.bosquez@divesoft.com

Countries: USA, Canada, South America

Associations: IANTD, TDI

Factory trainer: yes
Languages: en, es
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Air Diluent Decompression Instructor, TDI Liberty Air Diluent Decompression Instructor, TDI Sidemount Liberty Air Diluent Decompression Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

South Korea

Hwangkun Oh

Phone: +82 10 8786 7548

Email: dhqudrms@nate.com

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Korean
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Side Mount & Backmount Instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: Yes

Jinyoung Park

Phone: +82 1090248598

Email: againawyu6@gmail.com

Associations: IART

Factory trainer: no
Languages: ko
Qualifications: IART Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

Kihyoun Kim

Phone: +82 10 9135 3215

Email: X-trim1@naver.com

Web: https://www.xtrim.co.kr

Countries: South Korea, Philippines

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Korean, English
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: Yes

I started diving in 2003. I runs a scuba equipment vendor called xtrim in Korea. I am a TDI instructor trainer who has taught many technical divers and instructors since becoming a TDI technical diving instructor in 2017. I was designated as an excellent TDI instructor trainer in Korea in 2020 and 2021. As an instructor who can teach Liberty Sidemount and Backmount, I enjoy teaching Liberty Diver courses.

Minchuel Shin

Phone: +82-10-2103-4743

Email: minchuel119@gmail.com

Associations: TDI, IANTD, PADI

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Korean
Qualifications: TDI CCR Liberty Air Diluent Instructor(BMCL)
Sidemount instructor: No
Backmount instructor: Yes

I'm living in Korea, I started SCUBA diving in 2002 and became an instructor in 2009, and I have more than 1000 dive logs so far. I am mainly interested in technical diving such as deep and werck and enjoy this type of diving. I currently work as an instructor at the L.SCUBA Dive Center in Seoul, Korea

Scott HyoYoung Kim

Phone: +82 1028993483

Email: divermap@gmail.com

Associations: IART, TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: ko, en
Qualifications: IART Liberty Instructor Trainer, TDI Liberty Instructor Trainer, TDI Liberty Advanced Mixed Gas Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I’ve became an instructor since 1996, and I’m a fire rescuer in Seoul, Korea. I usually enjoy RB, deep, wreck diving and especially cave exploration. I have more than 7000 dive logs. I’ve taught technical and rebreather (CCR Liberty) diving for Korean Navy SEAL team (EOD) and Fire rescuer in Korea. I was PADI IDCS, GUE Tech 2 Lv. Instructor, but now I teach as TDI and IART Instructor Trainer.

Travis Euiook Jung

Phone: +82 1051716273

Email: travis@tdisdi.co.kr

Web: www.tdisdi.co.kr

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: English, Korean, Chinese, Japanes
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

CCR trainer with more than 20 years of experiances. Another possible countrty for teaching is Taiwan.

Youngdo Heo

Phone: +82 10 9520 0038

Email: youngdoheo@gmail.com

Web: http://www.mobydickdive.co.kr

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Korean, English
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: Yes

Technical Dive Center in Jeju Island, Korea.

Spain

Alejandro Armas

Phone: +34 647878956

Email: info@divingcanarias.com

Web: http://divingcanarias.com

Countries: Spain, Egypt

Associations: RAID, TDI, IANTD

Factory trainer: No
Languages: en, es
Qualifications: RAID Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: Yes

I started diving in 1993, after 10 years I did my first rebreather course and then I began to focus from OC to CCR. Actually 90% of my dives are CCR, and 75% of the courses that I teach are with 7 different rebreathers. Since 2018 I have highly recommended the Liberty Sidemount to all my students that want to dive in caves and wrecks... or other small places. The range I can teach on the Liberty are from 0 meters and in-experienced rebreather divers to 100 meters depths or more...

Alexander Ilbitskiy

Phone: +34646287016

Email: alexander.ilbitskiy@gmail.com

Web: https://www.europecavediving.com

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: No
Languages: English, Russian
Qualifications: IANTD CCR ADV. EANX LIBERTY SIDEMOUNT INSTRUCTOR
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: No

Born May 28, 1971 in Ukraine. Diving started in 2001. I have extensive experience diving under ice. He dived a lot in Lake Baikal in Russia, and also traveled a lot around the world and dived in Europe, Africa and America. In 2015, after moving to Spain, he took up cave diving seriously. Since 2018, I have been diving in the CCR dual sidemount Liberty configuration, I have one of the richest experiences in Europe, diving in this configuration, in 4 years I have made more than 150 difficult dives in the caves of Euroma. At the moment I am a technical and cave instructor, mainly engaged in the provision and implementation of programs/courses of technical/speleo diving in Spain and France. I am actively conducting research on new galleries in the caves of Spain and France, in the most inaccessible and remote areas, which is facilitated by Dual rebreather technology. I live permanently in Spain, my base is in the city of Moraira, province of Alicante.

Christian Massaad

Phone: +34 928349346

Email: chris@rubicondiving.com

Web: http://www.rubicondiving.com

Associations: ANDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en, es, fr, de
Qualifications: ANDI Liberty Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

Deniss Kozlovs

Phone: +34 622772673

Email: deniss@europecavediving.com

Web: http://www.europecavediving.com

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Spanish (Castellano), English, Russian
Qualifications: IANTD CCR ADV. EANX LIBERTY SIDEMOUNT INSTRUCTOR
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: No

Born on June 26, 1978. Before starting my professional diving career, I traveled a lot, visited Antarctica, all over Latin America, spent a year and a half in Egypt and Malta. At the moment I'm a Tech and Cave instructor, mostly working in the provision and implementation of technical/cave diving programs/courses in Spain and France. Permanently residing in Spain, my base is in Cadaques (province Girona) 30 km from the French border. Started my carrier in diving in 2007. The last 7 years mostly working with most famous spanish and french cave diving platforms.

Sweden

Andrew Kungsdahl

Phone: +46705552505

Email: andy@oceanquest.se

Web: www.oceanquest.se

Associations: TDI, IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: swe, en
Qualifications: IANTD/TDI Liberty Instructor, IANTD Inspiration Instructor, IANTD Megaladon Instructor
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

Started diving 1990, started working proffessionally in 1993, after my military service. Became an instructor in 1996, worked abroad, 18 different islands in the Caribbean’s. United states, Catalina Island/California and Ft Lauderdale, Key West, Pompano, High Springs/Florida. Narvik/Norway, Nice/France, Gozo and Malta, Cabo De Palos/Spain, Phuket/Thailand. Specialites, deep wreck diving, videography. + 8300 dives Teaching technical divers since 1998. Part owner of Oceanquest Scandinavian AB, a Scandinavian company that distributes high-end, dive gear for the private, commercial and military sector. We also teach diving, perform excursions and train dive center staff on various levels. We have a network of dealers around Scandinavia.

Edd Stockdale

Phone: +46793296609

Email: edd@gradient-technical.com

Web: www.gradient-technical.com

Countries: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Estonia

Associations: RAID

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en, ge
Qualifications: RAID Liberty Sidemount Instructor, RAID Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

Edd works full-time teaching technical courses around the globe and joining research expeditions. With more than 5500 dives and 20 years diving, he is an instructor examiner and Technical Training Advisor with RAID, a member of The Explorers Club and a writer for training agency course manuals. His passion in diving includes looking for and documenting un-dived sites of historical value, developing tools to improve data collection for research teams and helping develop the next generation of explorers in diving. When not teaching or exploring Edd works with research institutions in the capacity of dive safety officer and technical diving consultant. He is involved in exploration projects in various areas and can often be found diving mines or wrecks, in and around Scandinavia.

Switzerland

Beatrice Rivoira

Phone: +393333911971

Email: b.rivoira@gmail.com

Web: http://www.zeroemissions.ch, https://www.facebook.com/beatrice.rivoira

Countries: Italy, Switzerland

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Italian, English
Qualifications: TDI CCR Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: No
Backmount instructor: Yes

Beatrice is an Italian vocational diver with a Master Degree in Marine Biology and Oceanography. With 20 years of diving experience, she has worked around the world as a CCR & OC instructor and participated in biological and archaeological underwater projects. From 2013 she has joined “Zero Emissions” with which she continues to teach and educate, as well as training herself in unusual environments and on different equipments. She loves diving in caves, wrecks, rivers, lakes, dams… every pond of water is fine. When not underwater, you may find her around the world sharing her passion for diving at different training camps or dive shows. Right now she is delving in the Human Factors field and their fundamental role in diving.

Gatien Cosendey

Email: gatien.cosendey@gmail.com

Web: https://gatiencosendey.photography/

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: No
Languages: French, English
Qualifications: TDI Air Diluent Instructor, TDI Air Diluent Decompression Instructor
Sidemount instructor: No
Backmount instructor: Yes

Gatien started his underwater journey in 2013 with a try dive in Bora Bora and took his Open Water Diver course later that year in the cold and dark waters of Lake Leman, Switzerland. He demonstrated an early interest for overhead environments, enjoying ice diving and then cave diving. The willingness to share his passion with others brought him to take a first instructor class and shortly after a DSLR camera underwater. Since then, he continuously worked on sharpening his teaching and photography skills: they both are efficient tools to enable people to discover the marvelous underwater world. He is often seen in his yellow SF-Tech dry suit diving Swiss lakes and caves, and enjoy diving caves, mines and wrecks across Europe. Besides diving, Gatien holds a Master’s degree in Physics and a PhD in Photonics from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and works as an optical engineer in the field of augmented and mixed reality.

Jean-Luc Mathey

Phone: +41 792126908

Email: jl.mathey@bluewin.ch

Web: http://www.plongeetecsuisse.ch/

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: fr, de, en
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Mixed Gaz Diluent Instructor, Liberty Sidemount Helitrox Instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: Yes

Nadir Quarta

Phone: +41 793597374

Email: nad@zeroemissions.ch

Web: http://www.zeroemissions.ch

Associations: PSAI, TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: it, en, fr, de
Qualifications: PSAI Liberty Instructor Trainer, PSAI CCR Trimix IT
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

More than 20 years of SCR/CCR experience (Dräger Dolphin and Ray, AP classic and Evolution, Ouroboros, Sentinel, RedBare, ISC Pathfinder, KISS Classic, Cis Lunar Mk5P) are now concentrated and ready for divers looking for solid and full range training. I am one of the very first instructors on the CCR Liberty and my experience around the world could makes me a good choice outside the borders.

Roland Zbinden

Phone: +41 794678005

Email: role@dekostop.ch

Web: http://www.dekostop.ch

Associations: IANTD, TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en, fr, de
Qualifications: IANTD CCR Liberty Trimix Instructor Trainer , TDI CCR Liberty Advanced Mixed Gas Instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: Yes

More than 2500h of rebreather experience whereof more than 1000h in trimix dives wait for exchange with CCR Liberty students. Based at the Lake Thoune providing best infrastructure and various depths but also offering individual training all around switzerland in different languages.

Taiwan

John Fang

Phone: +886 932723370

Email: john.fang@tdisdierdi.com.tw

Web: http://www.tec-dive.com.tw

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: zh, en
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

I am experienced rebreather instructor and instructor trainer. I am TDI ITE, as well as Taiwan office manager. Another possible countrty for teaching is Hong Kong.

Thailand

Gallup Y.T. Lee

Phone: +852 94963306

Email: gallup.lee@gmail.com

Countries: Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia

Associations: PSAI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: cn, en
Qualifications: PSAI Cave/Wreck/Trimix instructor trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: no

Since becoming a dedicated technical diver in 2005I , now I am the V.P. of PSAI. Spending most of my time around China, I am committed to raising the level of technical diving skills and safety awareness among Chinese people. I lead groups of well-trained divers/instructors to conduct cave explorations and other technical diving activities all over China, ranging from deep, wreck, cave to re-breather diving. Besides promoting diving education around China, I also organize training tours to South East Asia, the U.S., Mexico and other places worldwide to enhance diving exposure in different environments.

Michael Wang Qi

Phone: +86 18605311023

Email: 18605311023@163.com

Countries: China, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Chinese, Mandarin, English.
Qualifications: TDI Liberty SM Instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: No

Diving is my passion and lifestyle. Diving around the world in lakes, caves, and the seven seas is so exciting and amazing. Helping rescuers carry out diving missions safely and save lives is so rewarding. Diving also brings you lovely friends in any place on the planet that you could never imagine. That's why I love diving and I would be more than happy to invite anyone to join our diving community.

Vic Ching

Phone: +852-6167-7771

Email: vicching@ymail.com

Countries: Hong Kong, Thailand

Associations: IART, PSAI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: zh-CHT, zh-CHS, en
Qualifications: IART Liberty Level3 Trimix instructor, PSAI Liberty Advanced Mixed Gas instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

Turkey

Aliaksandr Maruk

Phone: +375255287303

Email: a_maruk@tut.by

Web: http://diving-minsk.eu/

Countries: Egypt, Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Greece, Turkey

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: No
Languages: Russian, English, Ukrainian, Belarusian
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: No
Backmount instructor: Yes

I am Technical Instructor and Course Director IANTD, and i have my own diveclub in Belarus. Diving since 2001 and dive professional since 2017. Another posssible countries for teaching are: Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia

Evgeny Komko

Phone: +380 674661213

Email: ekomko@gmail.com

Countries: Ukraine, Egypt, Turkey, USA

Associations: IANTD, PSAI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en, uk, ru
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor, PSAI Liberty Instructor Trainer and Liberty Advanced Mixed Gas CCR Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I offer training in Ukraine, Russia, Egypt, Turkey, USA and can travel worldwide. Training is possible in English, Ukrainian and Russian. I am teaching diving on rebreathers for more than 10 years, I organized many deep wreck dive expeditions around the world.

PJ Prinsloo

Phone: +27(0)834563929

Email: pj@pjptech.co.za

Web: http://pjptech.co.za

Countries: South Africa, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus

Associations: RAID

Factory trainer: no
Languages: af, en
Qualifications: RAID Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I have enjoyed teaching divers for over 20 years and for the last few years I have exclusively taught technical diving. Currently the Director of Technical Diving for RAID South Africa and a RAID Technical Examiner. I train Instructors throughout the world in CCR, cave and Sidemount. Proudly

USA

Becky Kagan Schott

Phone: +1 6103647850

Email: info@liquidproductions.com

Web: http://www.liquidproductions.com

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Sidemount Air Dil & Air Dil Deco Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: no

Colt Smith

Phone: +1 813 695 4130

Email: tlocdiver@yahoo.com

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

Edd Sorenson

Phone: +1 8504826016

Email: caveadventurers@hotmail.com

Web: https://www.caveadventurers.com/store/index.php

Associations: PSAI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en
Qualifications: PSAI Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

Evgeny Komko

Phone: +380 674661213

Email: ekomko@gmail.com

Countries: Ukraine, Egypt, Turkey, USA

Associations: IANTD, PSAI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en, uk, ru
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor, PSAI Liberty Instructor Trainer and Liberty Advanced Mixed Gas CCR Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I offer training in Ukraine, Russia, Egypt, Turkey, USA and can travel worldwide. Training is possible in English, Ukrainian and Russian. I am teaching diving on rebreathers for more than 10 years, I organized many deep wreck dive expeditions around the world.

Gregg Stanton

Phone: +1 (850)5459198

Email: greggstanton@wakulladiving.com

Web: http://www.wakulladiving.com

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en, es
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor, Cave CCR Instructor
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

I have been diving rebreathers since 1974, I am a retired FSU Marine Biologist, diving scientist & Dive Officer. I am an academic that now owns a dive center where I teach on many platforms at many levels. My passion is diving. I seldom just train a person, but rather mentor to a proficiency level. I am currently returning to my roots in Hawaii.

Gregory Borodiansky

Phone: +1 718-362-6000

Email: info@scubatron.com

Web: scubatron.com

Associations: IANTD

Factory trainer:
Languages: en
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor:

Jakub Řeháček

Phone: +1 (813)3639774

Email: lof@golemgear.com

Web: http://www.golemgear.com

Associations: IANTD, TDI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en, cs
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor Trainer, TDI Liberty Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I am an owner of Golem Gear, Inc., purveyors of advanced expedition grade diving equipment.I was a member of an exploration team that mapped and connected Beacon Woods Cave System to Wayne’s World system, creating second longest underwater traverse in Florida at the time (~12,000 feet), and a member of an expedition that explored, mapped, and provided video documentation of Cenote Xla-kah under Dzibilchaltun Archeological Site, Yucatan, Mexico. I have worked as a stunt diver for the movie “Cave” as well as several documentaries. I have experience with many rebreathers from pure Oxygen units, through SCRs and all flavors of CCRs. I dive rebreathers exclusively since 2004. I have built several rebreathers and even dives some of them. I have been instrumental in design and development of the Flex Sidemount CCR.

Jeffrey Bozanic

Phone: +1-714-747-2727

Email: jbozanic@gmail.com

Associations: TDI

Factory trainer: No
Languages: English
Qualifications: TDI Liberty CCR Air Diluent Instructor, TDI Liberty CCR Helitrox Instructor, TDI Liberty CCR Mixed Gas Instructor, TDI Liberty CCR Advanced Mixed Gas Instructor
Sidemount instructor: No
Backmount instructor: Yes

Jeff Bozanic has been diving since 1972, and became a dive instructor in 1978. His experiences include leading or participating in over 60 diving expeditions over the past 40 years which have taken him to places like Palau, the Canary Islands, Mexico, and Antarctica. Bozanic literally wrote the book on how to use a rebreather. His textbook Mastering Rebreathers has been used by countless students and dive instructors alike. He’s also published extensively on diving education topics, with a strong emphasis on cave and rebreather diving. He has edited and reviewed many diving textbooks, including co-authoring the Antarctic Scientific Diving Manual and editing The NOAA Diving Manual. Jeff was named the 2009 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year, and Diver of the Year (Science) for Beneath the Sea in 2018. His scientific diving activities rsulted in him being recognized with the 2015 AAUS (American Academy of Underwater Sciences) Conrad Limbaugh Award for Scientific Diving Leadership. He is currently working as an instructor conducting rebreather, cave, nitrox, advanced nitrox, decompression procedures, and trimix diving courses (as well as instructor courses).

Joseph Jonathan Bosquez

Phone: +1 832 – 620 – 5969 , +1 727 – 900 - 3644

Email: joseph.bosquez@divesoft.com

Countries: USA, Canada, South America

Associations: IANTD, TDI

Factory trainer: yes
Languages: en, es
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Air Diluent Decompression Instructor, TDI Liberty Air Diluent Decompression Instructor, TDI Sidemount Liberty Air Diluent Decompression Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

Ukraine

Evgeny Komko

Phone: +380 674661213

Email: ekomko@gmail.com

Countries: Ukraine, Egypt, Turkey, USA

Associations: IANTD, PSAI

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en, uk, ru
Qualifications: IANTD Liberty Instructor, PSAI Liberty Instructor Trainer and Liberty Advanced Mixed Gas CCR Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I offer training in Ukraine, Russia, Egypt, Turkey, USA and can travel worldwide. Training is possible in English, Ukrainian and Russian. I am teaching diving on rebreathers for more than 10 years, I organized many deep wreck dive expeditions around the world.

Vladislav Kamynin

Phone: +380674425588

Email: despointravel@gmail.com

Web: https://divepoint.com.ua/

Countries: Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Albania

Associations: PSAI, IANTD

Factory trainer: no
Languages: Ukrainian, Romanian, Russian, Moldovian, English
Qualifications: PSAI Liberty Instructor , Sidemount Liberty Instructor, IANTD Liberty Instructor, IANTD Liberty Sidemount Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I am diving since 1998. I have my onw diveshop in Ukraine.

United Kingdom

Dave Gration

Phone: +44 7463301224

Email: dave@rebreatherpro-training.com

Web: http://www.rebreatherpro-training.com/85/CCR-Liberty-CCR-JJ-IART-TDI-IANTD

Associations: IANTD, TDI, IART

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en
Qualifications: Liberty Full Trimix and Cave Instructor, Liberty Sidemount Mixed Gas Diluent Instructor
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I have been diving since the age of 15, now some 32+ years later I have been to some of the most amazing diving locations in the world. I have taught for some of the largest dive centers in the U.K including running the training side of our business. After teaching I started to travel and used my instructor qualifications to make this possible. In later years I settled down in The Canary Islands, where I owned my own dive center for 10 years. This gave me the opportunity to further my own diving. Looking into new and more demanding types of diving, including the use of technical diving equipment and rebreathers, this allowed me to make more advanced wreck and cave dives, to greater depths. Now after selling my dive center and moving back to England, I have been working throughout Europe as a freelance diving instructor trainer who is able to offer all types of technical diving education up to full trimix levels on both Open Circuit and Rebreathers, including CCR cave.

Garry Dallas

Phone: 0044 7740 46 47 48

Email: garry@simplysidemount.com

Web: http://www.simplysidemount.com

Associations: RAID

Factory trainer: No
Languages: English
Qualifications: RAID LIBERTY INSTRUCTOR
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: Yes

Garry Dallas, RAID UK examiner, cave, technical and recreational instructor trainer, technical advisor and primary/contributing author in diver training materials. In his 24 year career, he has trained and instructed with major training organisations, become a published photographer, explorer and sidemount skills developer for OC and CCR, moreover, he’s renowned for his training globally. Director of Simply Sidemount & Simply Tec, teaching throughout the year, “The Wookie” loves imparting his infectious passion for diving at all levels while travelling the world. Spreading a bit of inspiration to make a difference in the community and diving some cool stuff too. A keen conservationist and honorarymember of Artic on the Edge, promoting protection of marine life and ecology, through media while presenting at schools, international/national dive show events.

Nick Jewson

Phone: +44 7802214141

Email: Nickjjewson@aol.com

Associations: BSAC

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en
Qualifications: BSAC Liberty Instructor Trainer
Sidemount instructor: no
Backmount instructor: yes

I am Deep wreck diver and currently the Chef Technical Examiner for the BSAC. I was involved with Technical diving before it came into the UK, with IANTD in the USA, I was the First recreational diver in the UK to purchase a production ECCR rebreather this was Cislunar MK5 rebreather in 1996, and have been diving a number of rebreathers for more than 24years, my passion is deep wreck diving and have been part of, or leading numerous deep wreck diving expeditions over the years, to the lakes of RMS Egypt 128m, HMS Victoria 146m, and the RMS Lusitania 90m. I live in Berkshire in the UK with my wife Frances who is also deep rebreather diver (on the Liberty and Inspiration) her longest dive to date 146m for 6.5 hours in water Frances acts as my assistant instructor when I am teaching.

Paul Vincent Toomer

Phone: +44 (0) 7720287529

Email: paul@diveraid.com

Web: http://www.diveraid.com

Countries: United Kingdom, Malta, South Africa

Associations: RAID

Factory trainer: No
Languages: English
Qualifications: RAID LIBERTY INSTRUCTOR
Sidemount instructor: Yes
Backmount instructor: Yes

I have been teaching diving since 1997. I became an instructor trainer in 2001. In 2002 I got into technical diving and rebreathers. I became a CCR and OC technical IT to Hypoxic Trimix level in 2005. I have owned dive centres in the UK and Malta. In 2011 I became the global director of technical diving for SSI, where I trained instructor and trainers and wrote several of their technical diver programs and training standards. In 2014 I became a co-owner in Dive RAID International. I was the director of diver training for many years before progressing on to become the president of the company. I have dived on many expeditions around the world and became a member of The Explorers Club in 2018. I still love teaching and exploring as much as possible.

Vanuatu

Robert Thompson

Phone: +61 434564977

Email: bob.kentecdiving@gmail.com

Countries: Australia, Vanuatu, Federated States of Micronesia, Indonesia

Associations: TDI, BSAC

Factory trainer: no
Languages: en
Qualifications: TDI Liberty Mixed Gas Instructor
Sidemount instructor: yes
Backmount instructor: yes

I have been diving since 1978 both in Cold and warm water environments. Last 5 years I have been a full-time dive industry professional, both as a technical OC and CCR instructor. I am also a certified service technician in all CCR’s I can teach, to ensure sound system knowledge. I love diving!!!