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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

Jimmy Choo

Singapore, Singapore
Bali, Indonesia



  • 1990 - 2020: Naval Diver, Special Warfare Group Operator, Trainer in Frogman School & Diving supervisor.


  • 1990 - Naval Diver Class 1 in Singapore Navy
  • 1991 - Special Warfare Group operator course
  • 1992 - US Navy SEALS
  • 1994 - Special Dive Team Training
  • 1997- Advanced Dive Team Training
  • 2006 - Diving Supervisor Course

Diving Qualifications

  • GUE Diver Rating: Tech 1&2, Cave 1&2, DPV 1, Cave DPV
  • GUE Instructor: Fundamentals,
  • GUE Instructor: Recreational 1,2,3 - Nitrox
  • GUE Instructor: Recreational Supervised Diver
  • GUE Instructor: Discover Diving
  • GUE Instructor: Doubles Diver
  • GUE Instructor: Drysuit Diver
  • GUE Instructor: DPV 1
  • GUE Instructor: Triox
  • GUE Instructor: Rescue
  • GUE Instructor: Navigation
  • RAID Instructor Trainer: Trimix
  • RAID Instructor Trainer: Wreck
  • PSAI Instructor Trainer: Trimix
  • PSAI Instructor Trainer: Advanced Wreck
  • PSAI Instructor: Megalodon CCR Instructor
  • IANTD Instructor Trainer: Trimix
  • IANTD Instructor: Megalodon CCR Instructor
  • SSI Instructor Trainer: Trimix
  • SSI Instructor Trainer: Advanced Wreck
  • SSI Instructor: POSEIDON CCR
  • ISC Instructor: Megalodon CCR
  • TDI Instructor: Megalodon CCR
  • TDI Instructor: POSEIDON CCR
  • RAID Instructor Trainer
  • Service Technician (Regulator): HALCYON
  • Service Technician (Regulator): SCUBAPRO
  • Service Technician (Regulator): POSEIDON
  • First Aid, CPR, AED trained

Diving Experience

  • Diver since 1990
  • Instructor Trainer Since (2006)
  • Logged Dives : >10001

Community Involvement

  • Diver – TICD 2016 – Corals Planting: Tioman, Malaysia 2016
  • Kickstart Project Baseline/Baseline Explorer – Reef Documentation: Hantu, Singapore, 2017
  • Diver – TICD 2017 – Corals Planting: Tioman, Malaysia 2017

Special interests

  • Wreck and Cave diving
  • Diving in various parts of the world as much as I can
  • Sharing my passion in diving

Additional languages

  • English, Mandarin,

Additional Info

Jimmy Choo started his diving career during his national service in the Naval diving Unit back in 1990. After he graduated from his basic diving course, he decided to join the Naval diving unit as a professional diver. In 1992 he was chosen to train with one of the toughest special Force unit in the world - US Navy SEAL. During his service, he was called upon for one of the most massive underwater search and recovery tasking in 1997 - Silkair flight 185. During his service in the force, he has been chosen to work with different diving units worldwide. Jimmy also an Instructor Trainer in the Naval Diving Unit and has been training both Naval Diver and Special Force diving team.

As for his recreational diving experience, Jimmy started with SSI as an instructor, and then he works his way up to SSI Technical Instructor Trainer. He didn’t stop to pursuit diving education and soon he becomes instructor trainer at all levels with SSI, IANTD, TDI, RAID, and PSAI. Currently, as a diver he has more than 9000 logged dives under his belt and he is a GUE Tech 2, Cave 2, and a GUE Instructor. He has been teaching mostly GUE since he became a GUE Instructor. He also a specialist is wreck diving.

Jimmy Choo chooses mainly to teach the GUE course is because he like the GUE system due to its holistic approach toward diving safety.

Jimmy always believes that “Diving isn't a course or a lesson. It's more than that: Diving is a method, a philosophy, a way of life".