GUE Instructor resumé

Mark Messersmith

12106 NW 122nd Terrace
Alachua, FL 32615

Phone: 352 870 3000
Mobile phone: 352 870 3000


  • C.O.O. - Halcyon Manufacturing Inc.
  • Messersmith Development Company, Inc. specializing business to business consulting and new product development.
  • a business brokerage firm specializing in the purchase and sale of scuba diving related businesses.
  • Formerly an executive with a few international entertainment companies.
  • Research Associate - Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute
  • Co-Training Director and rebreather diver for the Woodville Karst Plains Project


  • 1981 B.A. University of California, Los Angeles - Biology
  • 1986 M.B.A. Pepperdine University - Business

Diving Qualifications

  • Instructor Trainer GUE
  • Cave Instructor GUE
  • Rebreather GUE
  • Assorted other certifications

Diving Experience

  • 2000+ Dives
  • 1000+ Dives in caves
  • hundreds of dives utilizing stage bottles
  • hundreds of dives utilizing Diver Propulsion vehicles
  • hundreds of hours of Rebreather Experience

Special interests

  • I started diving as a kid in the late 60's and have been in and around the water my entire life. After many years playing many organized sports, I now spend most of my leisure time cave diving in North Florida. My wife of 30 years and I participate in a number of Christian activities.


  • Photographs and articles in a variety of publications including Time Life and National Geographic

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