Chris Hart , Owner
Jamie Hart, COO
Austin, Shop Dog
Hart Divers International was created by dive instructors passionate about providing excellent dive courses, promoting aquatic education, and actively engaging in exploring and conservation of the underwater world. We aim to bring a level of professionalism and a light-hearted approach to SCUBA Diving education along with top-of-the-line equipment and exciting travel opportunities to the Mid-West and the surrounding areas.
Chris Hart, the owner, is a ten-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, a U.S. Navy Certified Academic Instructor, RAID Open Water Scuba Instructor, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Divers Alert Network Instructor, and Global Underwater Explorers Recreational Instructor Intern. In essence, he is happy to make your dreams of diving and exploration a reality. Chris holds a B.S. in Criminology and Forensic Psychology from Nova Southeastern University and an M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University.
Jamie Hart, the Chief Operations Officer, has a passion for the ocean and all animals who inhabit it. Her easy-going attitude and knowledge base are unique no other SCUBA Diving Training facility can offer in the Mid-West. Jamie holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Clark University, an M.S. in Marine Biology from Nova Southeastern University, and is currently a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) student at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine.
If you come to HDI to learn, explore, and have fun, you have come to the right place.