DAN Examiner #1277 Grant Graves
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Graves has been diving for more than 29 years, with 5,500-plus dives under his weight belt. Growing up in Malibu, the waters of Southern California were his playground. A certified EMT and a DMT, Graves is also a PADI Course Director, an Instructor Trainer for TDI, IANTD and DSAT, and Rebreather Instructor on the PRISM Topaz. He was one of the developers of the DSAT Tec Deep and Tec Trimix programs. In addition, he is an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer.

Graves has a B.S. degree in marine biology from Long Beach State. He is an USCG licensed captain and the training officer for the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department Marine Company Dive Team.

He is owner of the production companies Scuba and Film Enterprises, LLC and Aquamentary and a Discovery Networks-approved Director and Director of Photography. He has recently completed production of a freediving documentary exploring the hunt for world records entitled Sink Faze.

He is a prolific author and photographer, with articles and photographs appearing in most major diving publications. Additionally, Graves has pioneered the transformational economy approach to diving business and precision diving.

Graves is President of the United States Apnea Association, USAA, which fields the U.S. Freediving Team and the North American Vice President of the International Association for the Development of Apnea, AIDA. He is an International Freediving Judge Instructor.

The West Coast Coordinator for the Cambrian Foundation, he has participated in many of the foundation's activities, including the NOAA USS Monitor expeditions and the Akumal cave expeditions.

Graves enjoys cave exploration. He is the Southern California Regional Safety Officer for the National Association for Cave Diving as well as a member of the Cave Rescue and Recovery Team. He is a member of the Explorers Club.