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Our JJ-CCR instructor list continues to grow here in the US. Please feel free to contact any of them directly or if you need additional help, you can contact us.

Wayne Fisch

Wayne Fisch heads up Rebreathers USA. Wayne is an Instructor Trainer (USA & Canada) for the JJCCR.  He started diving in 1997 since that time he has become Full Cave Certified, Tec Instructor through Trimix  and now is exclusively teaching on the JJ-CCR.  Past rebreather experience Drager Dolphin, KISS, rEvo and Hollis Prism 2.  Lives in New Jersey and does Continue Reading

Dan Dawson

Dan Dawson is an Instructor Trainer (USA & Canada) for the JJCCR.  Besides teaching instructors, Dan is qualified to teach all levels (Mod 1, Mod 2 & Mod 3) on the JJCCR. Dan has been the go to technical instructor in the Florida Keys for 15 years.  He is the owner of the best dive center in the Key’s, Horizon Divers. Continue Reading

Chris Ball

Chris first got certified as a Junior Open Water Diver in 1992. He has been diving ever since, he has safely completed over 5000 logged dives! Chris became a dive professional in 2010 and has certified hundreds of divers. Chris is also a technical diving instructor! In 2021, after 5 years of rebreather diving, Chris earned his JJCCR Instructor rating.  Continue Reading

Hao Chen

Since his first dive in 2015, Hao's passion for the depths has driven him to explore the most challenging and captivating environments. In 2018, he started tech diving in Canada's cold water, and almost immediately started rebreather diving after that. Hao currently dives 5 different rebreathers and owns 4 of them.  However, the JJ-CCR holds a special place in his heart, being both his first unit and his all-time favorite eCCR on the market. Continue Reading

Christian Poirier

Being an engineer and holding a Master of Science, he started diving in 1990. In the mid 90s, he developed his interest in technical diving. Shipwrecks then became a must. In 2000, he made his debut as a technical diving instructor. With now more than a decade in the field of technical diving, he offers courses that deal with technical Continue Reading

Robin Jacoway

Robin Jacoway is the principal owner of Ocean Research Group, a California-based dive company specializing in equipment and training for technical divers.  In 2009 Robin began running Technical Diving Expeditions to San Clemente Island in Southern California to dive US Naval Destroyers that had been sunk during missile testing in the 70's.  Currently Robin instructs students on the JJ-CCR, MK-15, Continue Reading

Jon Bernot

Jon Bernot started diving in the lakes in Oklahoma as a teenager and became an instructor while attending the University of Oklahoma in 2005.  Having served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps he purchased his first dive operation in Coastal North Carolina and eventually moved to North Florida Cave Country.  With a heavy background in wreck diving Continue Reading

Mel Clark

Mel is an active technical/rebreather diving instructor trainer; and avid underwater photographer. In 2003 she taught for Divers Institute of Technology (DIT) helping to develop future commercial divers. Mel currently instructs students and future instructors on most of the major rebreathers on the market. She is also passionate about cave diving and teaches CCR Cave. Mel is a member of Continue Reading

Steve Millington – G.U.E.

Steve Millington is a full-time Tech and CCR Instructor from Global Underwater Explorers and has been actively teaching for over 20 years.  As the general manager of L.A. SCUBA DIVING, Steve is passionate about diving and has been instrumental in building the Los Angeles and Southern California GUE communities.  Over the past two decades, Steve has certified hundreds of divers Continue Reading

Bob Sherwood – G.U.E.

Bob has more than 30 years of experience as an exploration diver, educator, and instructor trainer and is considered by his peers to be one of the top dive professionals in the World. Bob worked closely with Jarrod Jablonski during the formation of GUE and is a member of the GUE advisory board and the only GUE Instructor Trainer/Instructor Evaluator Continue Reading

Guy Shockey – G.U.E.

Guy Shockey learned to dive in a cold mountain lake in Alberta 40 years ago. He is a full-time instructor Evaluator for Global Underwater Explorers and regularly travels the world teaching everything from introductory to advanced technical diving including closed circuit rebreather diving. He is particularly active with instructor training. He has an undergraduate and graduate degree in political science Continue Reading

Karim Hamza – G.U.E.

I started diving in 1999, launched Hollywood Divers with Hal and Bill in 2002, and became a NAUI, PADI, SDI, and TDI instructor. Later, I became a GUE instructor and achieved instructor trainer and instructor examiner (course director) statuses.  I was involved right from the start, when G.U.E. adopted the JJCCR.  I am an avid cave and tech diver - Continue Reading

Rob McGann

Rob learned to dive at just 12 years of age, and in 2001 started technical and cave diving. Shortly after that he began working at a dive shop in cave country, Florida and started to guide divers through the Florida cave systems. After becoming an instructor in 2006 Rob worked in the Bahamas, Southern Caribbean, Maldives and finally in Truk Continue Reading