JJ-CCR Level 3 Instructor
Mel is an active technical/rebreather diving instructor trainer;
and avid underwater photographer. In 2003 she taught for Divers
Institute of Technology (DIT) helping to develop future commercial
divers. Mel currently instructs students and future instructors on
most of the major rebreathers on the market. She is also passionate
about cave diving and teaches CCR Cave. Mel is a member of
the Women Diver's Hall of Fame.
Aside from teaching Mel is passionate about underwater photography and writing. She has also written many manuals and agency training programs including the TDI KISS CCR manual, TDI Semi-Closed Circuit rebreather manual, and IANTD's rEvo course. Mel has independently published CCR Trimix Simplified, CCR Cave Almost Simplified and a universal easy to read rebreather guide on buying and diving the closed circuit rebreather, called "Rebreathers Simplified."