Kyle Schmidt


Kyle - open water instructor

kyle - commercial helmet

Kyle - scuba diving

Boy Scout Coordinator
SSI Open Water Instructor

       When Kyle first dove in the mud holes of New Port Richey, Florida, in 2003, he knew that he found his hobby. “There’s something so freeing about being underwater.” After years of diving, Kyle realized that he enjoyed diving so much he thought, “why not get paid instead of paying to do it?” Kyle then got his industrial diving certifications from the Commercial Diving Academy Institute in 2007. Spending most of his time inspecting bridges, culverts, and utilities around Florida, Kyle decided he wanted to expand his diving career by exploring job opportunities in the recreational sector. In 2019, Kyle completed his SSI Instructor Training Course here at Heroes Dive Center. Today you can find him teaching classes and training boy scouts as a scuba diving merit badge counselor.


Scuba Diving Since:
December 2003


Favorite Fish:


Favorite Dive Site:
Devil's Throat, Cozumel, Mexico

Favorite Specialty Class:
Search and Recovery


Favorite Dive Type:
Wreck Diving


Future Dive Goal:
Log a dive in all 50 states

SSI Instructor Certifications
Open Water Diver
Enriched Air Nitrox
Perfect Buoyancy
Science of Diving
Equipment Techniques
Dive Guide
Deep Diving
Night & Limited Visibility
Stress & Rescue
Search & Recovery
React Right: First Aid & CPR

DAN Certifications

Dive Boat Safety
Breathing Gas Quality
Prepared Diver for Instructors
Diabetes and Recreation Diving
Emergency Oxygen Provider for Scuba Diving Injuries



My Dive Equipment


atomic B2

Atomic B2


atomic SS1

Alternate (OCTO)
Atomic SS1


Mares Smart

Mares Smart


Mares Pure

Buoyancy Compensator (BC)
Mares Pure


mares X-vision

Mares X-Vision


atomic SV1

Atomic SV1


Bare Reactive

Bare Reactive