Staff Instructor: Thomas Powell


Instructs Public safety divers thru Public Safety Instructor Candidates, Recreational Open Water thru Open Water Instructor Candidates, Cavern, Adv. Nitrox thru Technical Instructor Candidates, Fully Adaptive Scuba thru Scubaility Instructor Candidates.

SDI Instructor Trainer
TDI Instructor Trainer
ERDI Instructor Trainer
Scubility Instructor Trainer
PSAI Master Instructor
PADI IDC Staff Instructor
DAN Instructor
HSA Instructor

Location of courses:
Raleigh, North Carolina area (Clayton).

Dr. Thomas Powell, Jr. (BSS,MBA,DBA,CFC,CCI), a co-owner of Air Hogs Scuba in Garner, North Carolina, has been diving since 1994. As an instructor trainer for SDI, TDI, and ERDI, Thomas has taught classes in recreational, technical, and public safety diving on many levels. During his professional dive career, Thomas has been a professional diver for PADI, HSA, PSAI, DAN, SDI, TDI, ERDI, and IANTD. His experience includes recreational diving around the world, officer positions on various public safety dive teams, cave diving, expert witness work within the dive community, and rebreather diving.

In August 2016, Thomas made the decision to partner with Christy Campbell and Peter Friedman in a combined effort to breathe new life into Cave Excursions. The goal is to help rebuild Cave Excursions into a well-used dive facility by enhancing the already existing operation and adding a suite of new offerings in the near future.