GUE Instructor resumé

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Classes I teach:
Discover Diving
Recreational Supervised Diver
Recreational Diver 1 - Nitrox
Recreational Diver 2 - Triox
Recreational Diver 3 - Trimix
GUE Fundamentals
Doubles Diver
Drysuit Diver
Navigation Primer
Rescue Primer
Triox Primer
DPV Diver 1
DPV Cave
Cave Diver 1
Cave Diver 2
Technical Diver 1
PSCR Diver
Recreational Dive Leader

David Rhea

United States



  • 1996 - Present SCUBAPRO, El Cajon, CA. Business Development Manager; Florida territory manager.
  • 1988 - 1996 Rhea's Diving, Inc., Maryville, TN. Founder & Owner, Tennessee's premier cave and technical diving headquarters for over 10 years.
  • 1987 - 1988 Kapalua Dive Center, Akumal, Mexico. Manger & Instructor; One of the earliest cave diving facilities in Mexico.
  • 1985 - 1987 Scuba Dudes, Knoxville, TN. Owner. Area commercial diving for Tennessee Valley Authority, ALCOA, Tennessee Wildlife Agency, Army Corp of Engineers.


  • 1981-1982 University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN
  • Course of study microbiology.
  • 1980-1981 Pellissippi State College Knoxville, TN
  • Course of study biology.

Diving Qualifications

  • Recreational GUE
  • Overhead GUE
  • Technical GUE
  • Rebreather GUE
  • DPV
  • Previous Instructor at various levels ANDI, CMAS, IANTD, NACD, NSS/CDS, NAUI, PADI, TDI, YMCA

Diving Experience

  • Over 6,000 logged dives
  • 2,500+ cave dives
  • 300+ cave dives below 200'

Special interests

  • Previous GUE Training Council Member
  • Previous GUE BOD member
  • GUE Exploration and Research project Pantelleria Italy
  • GUE Exploration and Research project Narvik, Norway
  • GUE Exploration and Research project Akumal, Mexico
  • GUE Deep Reef Exploration Bimini, Bahamas
  • GUE Exploration and Research project Woodville Karst Plain - RB80 team
  • WKPP Training Coordinator
  • NACD Training Director position held for 4 years; Board of Director member for 9 years.
  • Cave exploration in Bahamas, Bonaire, Caymans, Florida, Mexico, and Tennessee.