Shark Diving International... America's #1 Team
Lawrence GrothPresident 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 MoskitoVP/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 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.
Erick HigueraDivemaster/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.