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

Jan Schmid

Puerto Aventuras , Mexico
On request, EU wide, Germany

+52 984 131 6931
+1 (772) 404-2315 WhatsApp


  • CaveCCR - Founder/Owner
  • JJ-CCR instructor/service technician (manufacturer approved)
  • Full time diving educator
  • Expedition/Safety Diver


  • Dipl.-Ing. medical engineering
  • HLM Perfusionist
  • GTUEM hyperbaric chamber operator
  • IAATO guide

Diving Qualifications

  • GUE Cave2, CCR1, Tech1, DPV diver
  • TDI JJ-CCR advanced mixed gas Instructor
  • TDI Cave - Rebreather/stage/sidemount/DPV instructor
  • TDI trimix instructor
  • TDI SF2 ECCR Instructor backmount/sidemount
  • CCR diver on multiple units
  • Freediver lvl2
  • Human Factors (Lvl2 face to face with Gareth Lock)

Diving Experience

  • 4500+ dives (worldwide)
  • 1800+ cave dives (Mexico, Florida, Thailand, Philippines, Europe, New Zealand, Indonesia, Palau)
  • 3000+ rebreather dives
  • 1200+ DPV dives (OC, CCR, cave)
  • 500+ Wreck dives
  • 300+ ‚T2/CCR2‘ level dives
  • 50+ dives below -1°C (30°F)
  • 200+ technical/ccr/cave divers trained

Community Involvement

  • Several cave exploring/surveying/mapping projects

Special interests

  • Cave surveying/mapping/exploring
  • Closed Circuit Rebreather technologies
  • Indoor rowing
  • Tennis
  • Ski touring
  • Downhill MTB
  • Audio-HiFi
  • Swiss made timekeepers

Languages I teach classes in

  • English
  • German

Additional languages

  • English
  • German
  • basic French (not teaching)
  • basic Spanish (not teaching)
  • Latin (written)

Additional Info

Jan was born in Germany, holds a masters degree in Medical Engineering and is a trained Hyperbaric Chamber Operator. He is a passionate technical diver interested in diving medicine and rebreather technologies.

Full time diving educator in Mexico, owner of CaveCCR and a manufacturer approved JJ-CCR service technician; Jan has been diving on all 7 continents in various environments from ocean reefs to wrecks, quarries, ice, caves and mines. In his free time you can find him on expeditions or just surveying, mapping, exploring caves.