Instructor John McCain

My Bio


Being the son of two avid divers, I was no stranger to the dive community growing up. However, suffering from chronic ear problems, I always thought diving wasn’t an option for me.  Fortunately, my mother, who ended up becoming an Instructor, knew better and got me in the water. Once I figured out my ear clearing hiccups, my journey underwater began. In 2005 I started diving, and in 2010 began working towards my professional diver ratings. I have been fortunate enough to teach in several states and travel across the world diving for fun. Seeing the smile of a newly certified diver keeps me teaching and will for years to come!


International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers (IANTD) Instructor Ratings:Morrison Springs

  • Open Water Nitrox
  • Open Water Sidemount
  • Essentials
  • Full Face Mask
  • Advanced Nitrox
  • Advanced Recreational Trimix
  • Cavern
  • Intro to Cave
  • Instructor Trainer


Scuba Diving International (SDI) Instructor Ratings:John McCain Scuba Diving

  • Open Water Scuba Diver
  • Advanced Buoyancy
  • Boat Diving
  • Computer Diver
  • Computer Nitrox Diver
  • Deep Diving
  • Divemaster
  • Drift Diving
  • Drysuit Diving
  • Equipment Specialist
  • Night/Limited Visibility Diving
  • Full Face Mask
  • Rescue Diver
  • Shore and Beach Diving
  • Sidemount Diver
  • U/W Hunter and Collecting
  • Underwater Navigation Diving
  • Underwater Photography
  • Wreck (Limited Penetration)


Technical Diving International (TDI) Instructor Ratings:John McCain Dive Rite

  • Nitrox
  • Advanced Nitrox
  • Intro to Tech
  • Technical Sidemount
  • Cavern
  • Intro to Cave


Technical Diver Ratings:

  • Trimix DiverJohn McCain 40 Fathom
  • O2ptima CCR Diver
  • Technical Cave Diver



“Always take the time to do things right… the first time.  Seek out training based on QUALITY and not what seems like a good deal.”


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