Who We Are



The answer to Who We Are at Texas Dive Center, Inc is, we are a SSI Diamond Instructor Training Center. And as a SSI Blue Oceans Center, we are committed to working to save our oceans and the life therein. We train the best divers and work with them to become the best Instructors. We are not a diploma mill - you won't find any abbreviated training here. We believe there are no limitations or barriers to diving and we can train and certify most anyone to enjoy the sport within their specific limits. Focusing on areas that other training centers may leave divers lacking, we ensure each diver is ready to dive the world safely and ready to reach their next level of diving. John Miller, our Director of Training and owner, is a Platinum Pro 5000 Diver and Instructor Trainer with over 6000 life time logged dives.

John started diving in Maine with a YMCA diver certification card in 1973. He is a Instructor Trainer for Scuba Schools International as well as for Disabled Divers International. In 2018 he was inducted into the Platinum Pro 5000 Foundation recognizing his lifetime logged dives and contributions to scuba diving. Having worked in law enforcement for many years he is also certified as a Underwater Criminal Investigator and Public Safety Diver instructor. He is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel (Field Artillery) and Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps (1965-71) with a 80% disabled veteran rating, which explains his passion to teaching the disabled to scuba dive.

As a PSI Premier Facility our dive center is dedicated to taking the best care of your dive equipment and offers a full range of equipment services by our expert technicians (John holds a Master Technician Certificate from Scuba Pro). At Texas Dive Center we offer MARES, SCUBA PRO, TUSA, Atomic, Bare, Hollis, Oceanic, Stahlsac, Suunto, Zeagle, Waterproof, Henderson, Ocean Technology Systems (OTS) and other quality brands of equipment. Our dive shop does your scuba tank annual inspections and 5 yr hydro-testing "in-house." No other dive shop in the region does it all like Texas Dive Center. We service ScubaPro, Mares, TUSA , Oceanic and OTS regulators in-house. Your other gear we will send off for you to a quality service center we've used for over 10 years that guarantees their work - just takes a little longer.

We Offer

  • Safety, Quality, Professionalism, Conservation, and most importantly - Fun !
  • Dedicated Small Group Classes 
  • West Texas's most Highly Experienced and Qualified Dive Staff with 5 Instructors
  • Multi-Award Winning Training Center and Training Director
  • With FREE Digital Computer Diver Specialty Course and we recommend you purchase one for your training and future diving.
  • O/W Diver Training with FREE Dive Course Insurance
  • Blue Oceans Environmental Dive Center
  • Diamond Instructor Training Center
  • Free Rental Equipment for your open water diver training
  • We don't make you buy anything other than your mask, snorkel, fins and booties. We supply everything else including your log book.

 John Miller, Instructor Trainer and Owner