Josh Roten @ DIVE-SAR

NAUI Membership Origination: 2/19/2009
NAUI Membership Status: Active

NAUI Member Email:
NAUI Member Phone: 805-660-3218

Courses I Teach

  • Scuba Diver
  • Adv Scuba Diver
  • Scuba Rescue Diver
  • Adv Scuba Rescue
  • Master Scuba Diver
  • First Aid For Dive Professionals
  • AED, CPR, BBP, SFA, E-O2, Aquatic Injuries
  • CPR
  • Standard First Aid
  • Emergency O2
  • Blood-Borne Pathogens
  • AED
  • Full Face Mask
  • Wreck Diver (External Survey)
  • Dry Suit Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Search & Recovery Diver
  • Skin Diver
  • Training Assistant
  • Deep Diver

  • My NAUI Bio

    Inspired by TV shows like 'Sea Hunt' and 'The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau’, my first certification was through NAUI in 1976 in Southern California. I immediately fell in-love with diving and the underwater world. I have been diving in several parts of the world, but Southern California's Channel Islands are still my favorite place to dive. There is nothing like diving the magnificent kelp beds of Southern California! I have been diving the past 39+ years.

    I am a retired Fire Captain/Public Safety Diver. During the last 9 years of my 32 year career in the Fire Department, I served as the Dive Rescue Team Leader managing policies and procedures, training, equipment, budget, and overseeing a roster of 21 rescue divers.

    I specialize in training Public Safety Divers in all levels from: SCUBA Diver , Advanced SCUBA Diver to Underwater Search, Rescue, Recovery, use of large lift bags for vehicle recovery, Contaminated Water Diving, Altitude Diving, U/W Crime Scene Investigation, use of Full-Face Masks and Underwater Voice Communications, and NAUI Assistant Instructor and Divemaster programs.

    I am honored to be a member of NAUI's Public Safety Diving Advisory Panel.

    I am based in Florida but travel across the USA (and beyond) to train Public Safety Divers. Please visit my website:

    Let me know if I can help you start, or further, your SCUBA Diver training following NAUI's strong tradition of "Dive Safety Through Education."

    All of my contact information is at:

    I hope to see you underwater!


    Outstanding instructor, very knowledgeable.
    -- Lawshe

    I had a lot of fun. He's a great instructor.
    -- Amanda

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