Thanks for being such a patient and thorough teacher. All of the courses I have taken with you (basic open water through Dive Master,cavern and intro to cave)have been very well taught and you make everything very easy to understand. You have been a great mentor to me and I look forward to the next class that I can take under your instruction. I would encourage anyone that wants to learn more about the sport than they ever thought possible, take courses with you!
I really want to deeply thank you for the level of training you provided. I was just a kid looking to become an instructor to support my diving habit. Now, I’ve turned diving into a full-fledged career. My other friends are waiting tables and working on cars, but I’m living the dream. I sincerely feel that Jeff is the reason behind my success. I feel that Jeff’s training allowed me to teach at a high level right out of his class, but also put me at a significant advantage over other instructors. Thanks Jeff!
Jeff Loflin took me from open water diver to Scuba Instructor.
It was an honor to train with such a highly skilled person like Jeff. He is not only the most competent Scuba professional I know, but his true gift is his ability to teach, and inspire confidence.
I will always remeber the time I spent with him as truly awesome,
PADI Instructor 88583
Just a note of thanks for the excellent instructor course. I learned a lot and had a great time diving the fresh waters of Florida. I will be back for my DSAT trimix course in the comming future.
5 Star Divers
El Paso Texas
To be the best deep diver (and instructor) that I can be, I have taken Trimix from all the major agencies, with the exception of NAUI, from the top names in the sport. I believe that my PADI trimix class with Jeff Loflin was, without a doubt, the most thorough (extensive and informative) Trimix class I have taken. Jeff is an excellent instructor. He sets high expectations for each of his students and ensures that they live up to those expectations. So, if you are looking for top notch instruction, you can rest assured that Jeff Loflin will exceed your expectations. Lance Briner Technical Instructor
Loflin was a great instructor who thoroughly covered much more about the sport of tech diving than just what was spelled out in the book. As a former student of his Tech Trimix course, I can attest that you will directly benefit from Jeff’s deep understanding of the theories underlying tech diving and his decades of diving experiences. He is a madman about nailing deco stops and executing midwater shut down drills; when you finish his course, you will have confidence in your abilities.
Took Cavern through Cave and Jeff provided excellent instruction and sometimes much needed firm criticism. Would love to take the Tech courses if my schedule ever allows. Thanks Jeff for everything.
I just wanted to touch base with you after not seeing you for a while. Since finishing the full cave diving class with you last year, I have been diving almost every weekend, much of it in Ginnie Springs and in the caves belonging to the Suwannee River State Park.
It is probably a good time for me to thank you again for your flexibility and patience with me. This credit really goes all to you, as you were the one who was creative, open to suggestions, knowledgeable, and able to identify and solve whatever my problems were. You have done a super job with me.
Nansen Professor of Oceanography
Disinguished Research Professor
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306
I thought you provided excellent instruction during the Trimix Gas Blender Course and the DPV cave diver course. I’m recommending you to my friends, and look forward to diving with you in the future! Thanks Again.
Jeff was the course director for my IDC, EFR and Nitrox Instructor course as well as my tri-mix gas blender course. Jeff is a great instuctor who always makes the courses interesting, fun and very informative. We always look forward to him coming to Beaufort. Jeff is always available for questions, comments or suggestions even when he is not teaching a course. He has always returned my phone calls and or e-mails and pointed me in the right direction. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to move into the professional/technical side of diving. Hope to work with him again soon.
SSgt Jules D. Thompson
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician
United States Marine Corps
Jeff’s Cave Diver Propulsion course was first rate. Instructionally, it was was structured and taylored well to the speciality activity we were doing. The academics were to the point and covered all the salient points for DPV diving in the cave environment and the equipment we would be using. Jeff worked with Ed in the confined and open water sessions and Mark has done a good job of describing of how those sessiones were conducted. The course was challenging, but positive and constructive. There was never a time where I felt either intimidated or humiliated. Their control was excellent. We were given role model, real-time demonstrations of all skills themselves (many instructors don’t do this or delegate to others) prior to asking us to conduct the skills ourselves. The pace of the course was perfect. I was not rushed or belittled when I took a little longer to hit the water than they did. Dive briefings were organized clear and concise and if we (students) did not remember what to do during the dive, they would remind us. The skills were appropriate and we were not task loaded to excess. We were critiqued on how to improve, but we were also congratuated on things we did well. Cave Adventures did a super job with the logistics. Ed was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and his customer service was first rate. Ed is also an excellent cave diver with detailed knowledge of the sites used for training. It should be noted that Jeff’s familiarity with the sites is also excellent.
Finally, I want to say their love and passion for the sport, the activity (DPV diving) and the dive sites we used was great. It fired me up (I am a pretty low-keyed person), which takes quite a bit. They did an excellent job and represented IANDT well.
Supervisor Training and Quality Management PADI
John Mark Dutton
I just finished up an advanced cave DPV class this weekend in Florida with Jeff Loflin, who was my instructor. I just wanted to send you this e-mail to compliment your agency on this class. What I learned far exceeded what I had expected to learn when I first signed up for this class. First, let me say that this was the most thorough and intensive class that I have ever been in. I have been running DPVs in caves for a couple of years and thought I knew a lot about the subject. Come to find out, I was wrong. My instructor was able to make several corrections in my form that trememdously improved my technique on a DPV making me a much more efficient pilot.
I would also like to compliment my instructor who never let me take the easy route and made me practice each of the skills over and over until I could perform them almost on instinct. His knowledge of the subject matter and his abilities to comunicate this knowledge to his students is very impressive. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to improve their skills as a DPV diver.
John Mark Dutton
Attorney at Law
Bobby Addison, Technical Instructor
Thanks for the great education and mentoring! I thoroughly enjoyed all of the courses I’ve taken with you (Tec Deep Diver, Technical Cave, Trimix and Tec Deep Instructor). It’s easy to see how much you love not only teaching, but also diving. Your classes weren’t only challenging, but a tremendous amount of fun. I would (and have!) highly recommend you to people interested in furthering their diving education.