Commercial Diving Expert 321265 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of diving as a course director and marine diving technology professor. My expertise includes: commercial diver training; commercial diving; recreational diver training; diving medicine; diving physics; diving physiology; rescue diver training; ROVs (remote operated vehicles); manned submersibles; and ADS (atmospheric diving suit) systems. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes SCUBA diving training analysis, Commercial Diving Training analysis, Equipment investigation.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include National Standards development for Commercial diving (ANSI / ACDE-01-2009, Surface Supplied Diver training, SCUBA training basic open-water through Instructor Trainer, Hyperbaric Diving First Aid and accident management, Hyperbaric Chamber Operator Training.


B.S.Occupational StudiesCal State Long Beach
M.A.Educational TechnologyPepperdine University
A.S.Underwater TechnologyFlorida Institute of Technology

Licenses Certifications

NAUI Instructor Trainer
Course Director
Association of Diving Contractors Mixed Gas Diving Supervisor
Divers Alert Network Instructor Instructor-Trainer OIT
National Board of Diving Hyperbaric Medical Technology Instructor
International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers Instructor Trainer

Awards & Affiliation

Marine Technology Society Academic Excellence Award 1990
Former Faculty Lecturer of the Year – Santa Barbara City College

Primary Affiliation

Association of Diving Contractors (ADC)

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases