About Us

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James Friley- Owner/Instructor

James is a USMC combat veteran who first began to scuba dive in 2000.  He is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, RAID Instructor, Emergency First Response Instructor, Basic Life Support Instructor, and Nationally Registered EMT.  James is a certified rebreather instructor currently qualified to teach on the Dive Rite O2ptima.  He is also a fully certified technical, trimix, and side-mount instructor, who when not teaching can usually be found diving on his rebreather in the Florida panhandle or Florida Keys.


James' Qualifications


PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

PADI Specialty Instructor

PADI "Distinctive" Specialty Instructor

PADI EFR Instructor

PADI Tec Side-mount Instructor

PADI Tec Deep Instructor

PADI Trimix Instructor

PADI Tec 40 CCR Instructor


RAID Open Circuit Instructor

RAID Specialty Instructor

RAID Divemaster Instructor

RAID First Aid Instructor

RAID Side-mount Instructor

RAID Tec Instructor


American Heart Association BLS Instructor


TDI Sidemount Diver

TDI Trimix Diver

TDI Cavern Diver

TDI Trimix Gas Blender

TDI CCR Deco Procedures


NAUI Master Scuba Diver