GUE Instructor resumé

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Classes I teach:
Discover Diving
Recreational Supervised Diver
Recreational Diver 1 - Nitrox
GUE Fundamentals
Doubles Diver
Drysuit Diver

Lauren Wilson

Florida, United States

***At present, I am unable to schedule classes as I am fully committed to my nursing studies. For any inquiries regarding courses, I kindly request that you reach out to other instructors. Thank you for your understanding.***


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing student, 2023 - Present
  • Marketing Director, Halcyon Dive Systems, May 2018 - 2022
  • Director, Product Development, SDI/TDI/ERDI, 2015-2016
  • Training and Membership Services/Training Director, SDI/TDI, 2013-2015
  • Instructor/Training Manager - St. Croix, USVI, 2010-2013


  • University of Texas in Arlington, pre-nursing and education studies, 2007-2010
  • Cooper Institute, CPT, Biomechanics of Resistance Training, 2008

Diving Qualifications

  • GUE Instructor 2017 - Present
  • GUE Tech 2, Cave 2, RB80 Cave DPV Diver
  • SDI/TDI Instructor Trainer Evaluator (2013-2017)
  • TDI Open Circuit and Closed Circuit Rebreather Full Cave Instructor (inactive since 2018 due to solely teaching GUE programs today).
  • TDI Rebreather Instructor, X-CCR/Hammerhead/O2ptima/Explorer/Defender (inactive since 2018 due to solely teaching GUE programs today).

Diving Experience

  • Started diving in 2001
  • 3000+ non-training dives in various environments
  • 1000+ cave dives
  • 800+ hours on closed circuit rebreathers
  • 200+ open circuit, open water technical dives
  • 450+ trained recreational divers, 2010 - present
  • 75+ trained technical divers, 2012 - present
  • 50+ trained dive professionals, 2012-2017

Community Involvement

  • University of the US Virgin Islands, Bridge Program dive training organizer, 2011-2012
  • Host and trainer to numerous Rolex Our World Underwater Scholarship Society scholars 2013 - present
  • Speaker, DEMA 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019
  • Speaker, TEKDiveUSA 2016, 2018
  • Media Coordinator and team diver, Woodville Karst Plain Project (WKPP), 2019 - present

Special interests

  • Passionate about sharing the underwater world with new divers in a positive and uplifting way via teaching and coaching or mentoring
  • Digital Media
  • Content Creation, Editorial and Professional Layout
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Hiking
  • Fitness
  • Dogs
  • Travel
  • Precision shooting

Additional languages

  • English

Additional Info

Lauren is currently focused in Nursing school during the week and spends most of her free time diving in the North Florida caves. Lauren structures her teaching schedule around exploration diving conditions since she spends most of her spare time participating as team diver on projects. The primary goal in all courses she conducts is to ensure a high-quality education that prepares the diver for real-world activities while keeping the course fun and enjoyable.

Favorite Quote: "Strive for perfection to catch excellence."