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
Documentation Diver
Gas Blender
Cave Diver 1
Cave Diver 2
Triox Cave Upgrade
Technical Diver 1
CCR Diver 1
CCR Cave
Recreational Dive Leader

JP Bresser

Vinkeveen, Netherlands



  • Marketing Manager Halcyon Dive Systems
  • Media specialist
  • Professional photographer & cameraman
  • Freelance editor for several international divemagazines
  • Dive educator


  • Cameraman Dutch Broadcast Organisation
  • NIMA Marketing degree
  • Video editor
  • Graphical design
  • Trained fire-fighter
  • Interaction design
  • 3D animation & visualisation
  • Process Communication Management

Diving Qualifications

  • GUE Instructor of the year 2010
  • GUE Documentation Diver Instructor Evaluator
  • GUE DPV1 Instructor Evaluator
  • GUE Instructor Trainer (REC 1-2-3 Fundamentals)
  • GUE Cave 1 instructor
  • GUE Cave 2 instructor
  • GUE Cave DPV instructor
  • GUE Tech 1 Instructor
  • GUE Fundamentals Instructor
  • GUE REC 1-2-3 Instructor
  • GUE DPV1 Instructor
  • GUE CCR1 Instructor
  • GUE CCR Cave Instructor
  • GUE Tech 2 Diver
  • GUE Cave 2 Diver
  • GUE DPV2 Diver
  • GUE CCR Diver
  • RB80 Diver
  • SSI Instructor Trainer
  • SSI Instructor Certifier
  • NAUI Technical Course Director
  • IAHD Instructor Trainer
  • IANTD Trimix Instructor
  • CMAS 2* Instructor

Diving Experience

  • + 10000 dives
  • - Wreck
  • - Deep (mixed gas)
  • - Cave
  • - Ice
  • - Media (photography / video)
  • - RB80 Rebreather
  • - JJCCR Rebreahter
  • - DPV

Community Involvement

  • Former member of EKPP (European Karst Plain Project)
  • Dive Manager Bordercross Foundation
  • Founder GUE Netherlands
  • Member of 2011 USS Atlanta Exploration
  • Cave Project Morpheus 2014
  • Member of 2014 MCEP Sian Kaan Exploration
  • Member Karst Odyssey Cave exploration team
  • Cave Project Morpheus 2015
  • Cave Project Morpheus 2016
  • Baseline Explorer Bermuda project 2017
  • Baseline Explorer wrecks of North Carolina project 2017
  • Project baseline Abu Talha project in Dahab 2018
  • Project Baseline Sardinia 2018 - 2019

Special interests

  • Cavediving / Exploration
  • Underwater photography & filming


  • Regular photographs & publications in GUE Quest and several international magazines and magazines
  • Dutch translation of GUE-Fundamentals course presentation, Rec 3 Course presentation, Tech 1 Course presentation, Cave 1 Course presentation.
  • Producer Ox Bel Ha Cave Exploration documentary
  • 2012 GUE Photographer of the year
  • Developer GUE Documentation Diver Program
  • Producer MCEP Science Project Documentary
  • Producer Underground 2013 movie
  • Producer MCEP Sian Kaan Exploration documentary
  • Producer Project Morpheus Cave Exploration documentary
  • Producer Underground 2015 movie
  • Producer Underground 2016 movie
  • Producer Underground 2017 movie
  • Project Baseline Sardinia 2018 Movie
  • Human Factors “If Only” Documentary

Additional languages

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German

Additional Info

JP Bresser is an experienced technical diver and Instructor with a passion for cave diving. Being an Instructor for almost 30 years JP has been actively teaching all levels of technical Diving for different training organizations and is nowadays active as a Cave and Tech Instructor for GUE, (Global Underwater Explorers). Next to teaching and exploring caves and deep wrecks to write articles for several international diving magazines,.
JP is known for his underwater photography and film work that has featured cave and deep wreck exploration in remote and hard-to reach locations.

JP started diving at the age of 12 and has made more then 5000 dives all over the world. His greatest passion is photography and fieldwork, especially in caves, and his images capture the beauty of this dark realm in a way that few others can emulate. He relates this to the fact that whilst not being the greatest photographer in the world, he feels extremely comfortable at extremes, comfortable enough to take his time to think about and plan the imagery he wants.

in 2010, JP was awarded with the prestigious GUE Instructor of the year award.

JP is also member of several cave exploration teams and has worked with many projects around the world - e.g. MCEP in Mexico, Karst Odyssey and Morpheus in the Balkans and the European Karst Plain Project (EKPP) - to support and manage underwater documentation. As a member of the GUE Atlanta team, JP travelled to the Solomon Islands to document this impressive wreck to depths exceeding 130 meters.

In 2016, JP joined a International Project Baseline initiative on the Bermuda Islands where he worked as video diver in CCR teams, filming scientific work to depths exceeding 100 meters.