Barrett was born and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia. He joined the United States Navy in 1999 and spent 10 years serving onboard nuclear power submarines as a member of the Engineering Department. During his time in the Navy, Barrett became very well versed and trained in instructional methods and skills. After his service in the Navy and working for the Tennessee Valley Authority in Knoxville Tennessee for 3 years, Barrett moved to Southern Maryland in 2012. He currently works for Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant as an Operations Instructor. 

About Barrett Jackson

Southern Maryland's Premier Scuba Shop

PADI Master Instructor #368522

2016 PADI Elite Instructor Award 100+ certifications issued 

IDC Staff Instructor (IDCS)
Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer 
Emergency First Response (EFR) with Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Care for Children Instructor
AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Instructor
AWARE Dive Against Debris Instructor
AWARE Fish Identification Instructor
AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Instructor
Boat Diver Instructor
Deep Diver Instructor
Digital Underwater Photographer Instructor
Drift Diver Instructor
Dry Suit Diver Instructor
DSMB Diver Instructor
Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor
Equipment Specialist Instructor
Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver Instructor
Multilevel Diver Instructor
Night Diver Instructor
Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor

Project AWARE Instructor
Search and Recovery Diver Instructor
Self Reliant Diver Instructor
Underwater Naturalist Instructor
Underwater Navigator Instructor
Underwater Photographer Instructor
Underwater Videographer Instructor
Wreck Diver Diver Instructor

Barrett's Certifications 

Barrett received his Open Water certification in June of 2014 and immediately fell in love with the sport of diving. Over the summer of 2014, in addition to his Open Water certification, Barrett earned his Advance Open Water certification, multiple specialty certifications, his Rescue Diver certification, and his Master Scuba Diver certification. Barrett was certified as a Divemaster in September of 2015 and completed his instructor course in December of 2015. In September of 2016, Barrett completed all training required to obtain his PADI IDC Staff Instructor rating, followed by Master Instructor in December of 2017. Barrett loves diving Bonaire and is looking forward to diving all over the world!

PADI Master Instructor
PADI Master Instructor #368522


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Other Certifications

Open Water Diver

Advanced Open Water Diver

Rescue Diver

Master Scuba Diver


Wreck Diver

Enriched Air Nitrox Diver

Deep Diver

Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

Deep Diver

Fish ID Diver

AWARE Coral Conservation Diver

Equipment Specialist 

EFR Primary and Secondary Care​​

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