Closed Circuit rebreather training, Sales, Travel

Silent Explorers

Exceptional Experience

  • TDI & IANTD Instructor Trainer
  • PADI 20 year MSDT
  • USCG Coast Guard Certified Captain
  • Certified Instructor 5 SCR's: Drager Dolphin/Ray, Submatics, Azimuth, Kiss GEM/Sidekick GEM, Hollis eSCR
  • Certified Instructor 10 CCR's: Inspiration/Evolution, Megalodon/COPIS, KISS Classic/Sport/Spirit/Sidekick, Prism2, Titan, Optima,  Poseidon Mk VI, rEvo & JJ
  • Full CCR Cave certified and Cavern Instructor
  • Currently operates MV Deep Thought an aluminum 42' twin diesel Regal Cruiser
  • Does not list his max depth as it is stupid and irrelevant to "real experience" . He teaches divers at Expedition Depths...
  • Does not list quantity of dives as it is also irrelevant and much exaggeration in too many divers bios.  Lets just say it is a lot!

Hooked on diving since 1974 as a NAUI Jr. Diver, he immediately pursued YMCA SCUBA Instructor, then in '84 on to Divers Institute of Technology, Seattle Wa for Commercial Diving. As a commercial diver he experienced rebreathers as well as helmet diving, hazardous waste water, dam and bridge inspections, operating hyperbaric chambers.  In '85 he became PADI instructor, then IANTD, and TDI Instructor Trainer.  Returning full time to regular scuba in '93 he opened Going Under Dive Center where he led scuba and ccr expeditons all over the world including Truk Lagoon and Cocos to film HH sharks.  In 2009 he sold his 5000 sq ft dive store with Indoor Pool and currently specializes in training ccr divers from basic ccr diver to ccr trimix instructor levels.   

About Ron Benson

When Ron is not diving shipwrecks you will find him training ccr divers.  HIs passions include training divers how to enjoy diving rebreathers, and taking them on shipwreck diving adventures.  "There is nothing as awesome as seeing the excitement on a divers face after they surface from a Great Lakes shipwreck" .   He also enjoys cave diving, red wine, cooking, and bicycle riding with his two daughers.