PADI IDC Staff Instructor
PADI IDC Staff Instructor #260982


Phone: (443) 295-3225

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In 2009 Jacob reported to his first operational command at HSC-25 located on the tiny island of Guam, where he sought out training as a technical diver and dive instructor. Completing the Instructor Development Course Jacob went on to instruct and evaluate divers of all skill levels, later assisting in the facilitation of subsequent IDC’s and completing training requirements to earn himself the IDC Staff Instructor rating. 

​​Jacob currently serves at Rotary Wing test and development on board NAS Patuxent River as an H-60S platform test Aircrewman. He is currently attending school at American Military University working towards his BS in Earth Science and conducting field research with Institute of Maritime History. When not flying Jacob is constantly training for the next technical dive ensuring all aspects of equipment, training, logistics, and risk mitigation are carefully accounted for. 

About Jacob Hill

Other Certifications

IANTD CCR O2Ptima Diver

TDI Advanced Nitrox
TDI Decompression Procedures​​

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Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona Jacob took up diving in 2000 at age 11 with a strong desire to see what was deeper. At 30 years of age he has been diving for well over half his life. Jacob joined the Navy in 2007 with a coin flip, Heads Navy Diver and Tails Aviation Rescue Swimmer. Tails would have it and his journey began! After checking into Aviation Rescue Swimmer School, Pensacola, Jacob found himself training as an SSI Dive Master with the Scuba Shack and serving as a watchful deck hand and logistics expert on board the Wet Dream. 

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Jacob's Certifications 

PADI IDC Staff Instructor #260982

Open Water Scuba Instructor
Master Scuba Diver Trainer
EFR Instructor
IDC Staff Instructor
Deep Instructor
Digital Underwater Photography Instructor

Drysuit Diver Instructor
Underwater Navigation Instructor
Multilevel Diver Instructor
Care for Children Instructor
Equipment Specialist Instructor
Enriched Air Nitrox Instructor
Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor
Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor
Project AWARE Instructor

Public Safety Diver Instructor