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 Fanning

Florida, United States
St. Croix, Virgin Islands (U.S.)



  • Marketing Director, Halcyon Dive Systems, May 2018 - Present
  • 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 Diver
  • GUE Cave 2 Diver
  • GUE RB80 Diver
  • SDI/TDI Instructor Trainer Evaluator (2013-2017)
  • TDI Open Circuit and Closed Circuit Rebreather Full Cave Instructor
  • TDI Rebreather Instructor, X-CCR/Hammerhead/O2ptima/Explorer/Defender

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

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


  • English

Additional Info

Lauren works as the Marketing Manager for Halcyon Dive Systems 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 a support or 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: "Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek." - Mario Andretti