Biography

Tim learned to dive right here at Ocean Adventures Dive Company! Initially certified to work on a movie he was soon bitten by the bug and diving every weekend possible. Now an instructor, he wants to share the fun, beauty, and most of all, the community of diving with all of his students. “Ocean Adventures has become like a second home to me over the years, and I want each and every one of my students to feel as welcome as I did.” Tim is also an aspiring underwater filmmaker, and is always available to answer questions about capturing the ocean world on film. Tim worked as Camera Operator and/or a Safety Diver on Outside, Clear Blue, Shark Swarm features. See his reel at www.TimBalcomb.com

Tim's favorite dive spot: Anywhere Deeper Than 130ft
Tim's Student Said: "Tim was a great instructor. I was a little nervous of the water and unsure of how to operate all of the equipment during my first ocean dive. Tim was very patient, helpful and knowledgable about diving. Also Tim is relatable and made spending two full days in the ocean fun, educational and memorable. I highly recommend Tim as an instructor and if I decide to further my diving skills, I will certainly contact Ocean Adventures," Christine Putman.

Specialities & Credentials

  • PADI IDC Staff Instructor
  • Emergency First Response Instructor
  • Underwater Video Specialist
  • DSAT Trimix Gas Blender Instructor
  • TDI Nitrox and Trimix Blender
  • PSI Visual Cylinder Inspector
  • Underwater Filmmaking Instructor
  • UTD Tech 1 Diver