Tom Mount

Tom Mount is a pioneering cave diver and technical diver.  In 1991 Tom joined Dick Rutkowski in founding what would later become the International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers (IANTD), the first dedicated technical diver training organisation.  In 1992 he took over as president of the organisation, a role that he held until 1995.

He was also a founding member of the National Assocation for Cave Diving, the USA’s first Cave diver training agency.  He has also taken a leading role in the development of closed circuit rebreathers for recreational diving.  He is a widely published author on technical diving, including the seminal Technical Diver Encyclopedia.

From 1965 to 1967 he jointly held the world record for the deepest ever dive on compressed air.

Tom Mount is also an extremely accomplished man outside of the sphere of diving.  He holds multiple doctorates, and is a three-time inductee to the United States Martial Arts Association Hall of Fame.