Jon has been diving since his late teens, beginning in lakes and other local areas around Oklahoma. He continued to progress becoming a recreational instructor, owning a recreational dive center, working for a dive manufacturer, becoming a technical dive instructor, and owning a successful technical dive center (Cave Country Dive Shop in High Springs, FL). He has experienced the industry from nearly every perspective.
Jon is a highly accomplished technical diver and instructor. He has owned and dove numerous rebreathers, is proficient in every configuration from single tank, to backmount, sidemount, backmount CCR and SCR, and sidemount CCR. When Jon isn't out teaching, he is actively involved in several cave exploration projects. He and his regular dive partner Charlie Roberson currently hold a world record for penetration in cave (Falmouth Cave System).
Kristi is a highly trained diver and dive instructor holding many certifications for technical and cave diving as well as being a certified closed circuit rebreather diver. She has a passion for education and is always interested in learning something new. She has experienced life within the industry as both a shop owner and a staff member at a highly technical dive center. She firmly believes that even the most experienced can still find benefit in learning something new or perfecting something learned.
Both an underwater adventurer and a talented artist she uses her skills and sharp eye to capture the beauty and emotions behind what it’s like to explore sites underground and underwater that few people ever see. She believes it’s important to share the images of these places and the life they attract in order to educate the general public of the importance of these places while preserving a piece of living history through her lens. Her photo work and her words have been featured in numerous national and local publications.