About Shark Diving International

We started in 1998 with a simple idea - charter a boat and bring along some friends to find the greatest shark diving adventure on the planet.
 

Shark Diving International... America's #1 Team

Lawrence Groth

Lawrence Groth

President of SDI
Lawrence, a California native, developed a passion for the ocean and diving early in life. He began diving at the age of 13. Since then, Lawrence has enjoyed a successful career as a Commercial Diver and Professional Mariner. While spending most of his time on the water, Lawrence has gained a wealth of experience at sea. He enjoys sharing his love of the water and sense of adventure with people from all over the world. Lawrence is the the driving force keeping the company in the lead as the best shark diving operation in the world.

Lawrence recently designed and built a Self Propelled Shark Cage (SPSC) that has revolutionized underwater filmmaking specifically of white sharks and other pelagic species. Lawrence is widely known in the diving industry as the "Go To Guy" for filming great white sharks. You have seen his work on many white shark film projects such as Sharks 3D IMAX and most recently in the feature film DARK TIDE starring Halle Berry. Lawrence has more experience working with white sharks than anyone in the northern hemisphere and is regarded as one of the top 5 shark diving operators in the world.
James Moskito

James Moskito

VP/Staff Instructor.
James, another California native is our adventurer. Having a passion for adventure and travel, his journeys have taken him from here to around the world. He got his start growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area diving the chilly waters of the west coast.

James holds instructor certifications with SSI, TDI, DAN, and is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Instructor and continues to have fun teaching and sharing his adventures. As an instructor, James has authored the distinctive specialty Great White Shark Diver for both PADI and SSI scuba training agencies. As an Expedition Leader James has led International and Domestic tours to over 11 different countries.
Jim Hegeman

Jim Hegeman

Divemaster
Jim grew up on the beaches of Santa Barbara where he was introduced to the underwater world at a young age. His father was a commercial diver who had worked with Jacques Cousteau and Valerie Taylor studying different shark behaviors in the Pacific. Free diving and SCUBA diving most of his life, Jim finally joined the Navy and traveled the world as a Navy deep-sea diver. After leaving the military Jim continued a career as a commercial diver, once again taking him to many different countries to work. Jim has turned his interest and experience of the ocean and marine life to helping others enjoy the awesome creatures below, namely sharks.
Eric Higuera

Erick Higuera

Divemaster/Marine Biologist
Erick grew up in the south central Mexico and moved to Baja in 1997, where he received a degree in Marine Biology. He also holds instructor certifications with SSI, TDI and PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Instructor. Since then he have been diving and exploring the waters of Sea of Cortez and the Revillagigedo's Islands, where he has been doing research on the Pacific Giant Mantas since 2006. Erick has a passion for the ocean and its inhabitants and he loves sharing his experiences with anyone interested.

Conservation and Protection


We at Shark Diving International promote conservation and protection of the marine environment while providing you with a rewarding and educational experience. We believe that education and enjoyment of our environment is the key to its protection. We hope you will come away from your adventure with a new found respect and appreciation of the ocean and all of its inhabitants.