JB, Midwest School of Diving scuba instructor.


JB has been a diver for 19 years and an instructor for the past seven years. 

Beyond the unique satisfaction of underwater exploration, JB believes that diving is a great eye-opener to the diversity and fragility of the water ecosystems that are so critical to life on earth.  JB has been a diver since 1995 and an instructor since 2008.

After discovering the Mediterranean sea on his first open water dives in in the South of France, JB has had exposure to many different diving environments across all continents.  While living on the East Coast of the US, he enjoyed some of the best wreck diving in the world, off shore New York and New Jersey.  He later enjoyed the bountiful Maldivian islands where he lived in 2009 and 2010, teaching diving full time on Kuramathi atoll, which provided him with great exposure to the Indian Ocean reefs and tons of photographing opportunities.  Now relocated in MN since 2010, JB wishes he had more times to take advantage of 10,000 diving opportunities.

As well as being a Trimix certified diver having explored water below 300ft deep, JB enjoys the challenges of teaching at all levels and takes pride in forming confident and safe divers.  He is looking forward to moving more students up the learning curve and introducing them to the fantastic beauty and diversity of aquatic life.

SCUBA Certifications

PADI Certifications

IDC Staff Instructor

Specialties certified to teach: Emergency First Response, O2 Enriched Air, Underwater Navigator, Dry Suit, Deep, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck

PADI TEC Certifications

TEC 40, 45, 50, Trimix 65, Trimix Diver, TEC SideMount, TEC Gas Blender

CMAS Certifications

Diver Level I, II, III

Diver Alert Network (DAN)

Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries Instructor, Neurological Assessment Instructor, Basic Life Support CPR and First Aid Instructor

First Aid – CPR – AED Training

Emergency First Response Instructor

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid), Care for Children


MBA - Finance, The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

MSc - Electrical Engineering, ENSIEG, France

BSc -.Mathematics, Lycee Sainte Genevieve, France



Great Dive Shop!

Great Dive Shop, the instructor went out of his way to explain things and he was super patient. My husband has been trying to get me Scuba certified for years and I kept putting it off, but now that I am certified, I really wish I had done it sooner. The process was a lot easier than i thought it would be, and the teacher walked us through everything in a way that was really easy to understand. after I got my certification, my husband and I decided to sign up our two kids (14, 17) and now our whole family is certified.  I would say this place is family friendly and a great place to take classes and buy equipment.

- Bertha, St. Paul, MN


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