Greg Hatem

A valued and dynamic member of CMB’s educational team, Greg is an experienced PADI Master SCUBA Diver Trainer who provides all levels of SCUBA instruction. He also leads a number of specialized safety courses, including Emergency First Response, First Aid, CPR, and Automated External Defibrillators (AED).

Throughout his professional diving career, Greg has certified hundreds of students, some as young as 10 years old. During his tenure as SCUBA Instructor for the San Diego-based High Tech High (HTH) charter school, Greg led several education-based marine research expeditions in southern Baja Peninsula (Cabo Pulmo and Bahia de los Angeles), where his students explored local habitats and studied the ecology of whale sharks, marine turtles, and plankton. Greg also assisted HTH students in the design and construction of two human-powered submarines, one of which was entered into a university-level race during the San Diego Human Powered Submarine Competition held in 2004.

Greg has explored a multitude of underwater habitats in Australia, California, Mexico, and the Republic of Palau. He possesses a remarkable ability to inspire his students with a fascination for marine ecosystems and the diversity of life they support. Recognizing his students as future stewards of our world’s oceans, Greg empowers them with a rich understanding of the key environmental issues facing our marine habitats. He is actively involved in Project Aware and devotes his time to assisting the foundation in its goal to protect and conserve underwater environments through education, advocacy, and action.

Apart from professional SCUBA instruction, Greg applies his multifaceted professional expertise and training to assist our team in other areas important to the successful operation of CMB, including web design, network administration, and multimedia applications.

Licenses and Certifications

Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)
Master SCUBA Diver Trainer (184009)

Emergency First Rsponse Instructor
CPR/AED/First Aid (184009)

TDI Nitrox Gas Blender (307555)

United States Coast Guard (USCG) licensed Captain
Master of Steam and Motor Vessels (100 Ton)

PADI Specialties:

Coral Reef Conservation
Dry Suit
Multilevel Diver
Night Diver
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Project Aware
Search & Recovery
Underwater Navigator
Underwater Photographer
Underwater Videographer
Whale Shark Awareness
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