Karim Hamza

Speaker Details

Hollywoodivers Owner, GUE Tech 2 Instructor, CCR Trimix Diver

Website: http://www.guelosangeles.org
E-Mail: karim@gue.com
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About Karim Hamza


  • LAUE President and Administrator
  • Co-owner of Hollywoodivers 2001 to present
  • U/W coordinator, safety diver, scuba trainer for cast and crew of many Hollywood productions
  • Unit Production Manager for the Directors Guild of America 1999 to present
  • Production Manager for several movie companies 1996 to 2001


  • B.A. of communication and Fine Arts Film Production Loyola Marymount University 1991 to 1995
  • B.A. of Business Administration International Business Administration Loyola Marymount University 1991 to 1995
  • Master of Business Administration Marketing Loyola Marymount University 1995 to 1996

 Diving Qualifications

GUE Instructor Trainer

GUE Instructor for Rec 1, Rec 2, Rec 3, GUE Primer, Doubles Primer, Drysuit Primer, Fundamentals, DPV, Documentation Diver, Tech 1, Tech 1+ and Tech 2.

GUE Cave 2 Diver, Tech 2 Diver, RB80 Diver, JJ CCR Diver

NAUI Instructor Trainer scuba diver, advance, rescue, master scuba diver, drysuit, wreck external survey, CPR-first aid

NAUI TEC Instructor Intro to Tech, Decompression techniques, technical nitrox, helitrox, heliair, technical support leader, trimix level 1 and trimix level 2, gas blender and O2 technician

SDI Instructor open water DPV, Buoyancy, Drysuit, Equipment specialist, Navigation, U/W Photography, Marine ecosystems awareness, computer diver, Night and limited visibility, Search and recovery, Boat diving, computer nitrox, U/W video, Wreck, Deep diving

TDI Instructor Nitrox, Advance Nitrox, Decompression Procedures, Extended Range, Trimix, Advance Trimix, Dolphin Semi-closed rebreather

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Open water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue, Master Scuba Diver, Divemaster, Boat diver, Deep diver, DPV, Dolphin Atlantis Rebreather, Drysuit diver, Enriched Air, Equipment specialist, Night Diving, Search and recovery, U/W naturalist, U/W navigation, U/W photography, U/W videography, Wreck diving

HSA Instructor Scuba instruction for Paraplegic, Quadraplegic and blind people

DAN Instructor O2 provider for scuba related injury, AED

IANTD Inspiration Rebreather Diver

TDI Evolution Rebreather Diver Trimix

TDI Kiss Rebreather Diver

GUE JJ CCR Rebreather Diver and RB 80 Diver

Diving Experience

7000+ Dives

1200+ Dives utilizing stage decompression techniques

1200+ Dives utilizing specially mixed gases

450+ Dives utilizing Diver Propulsion Vehicles

250+ Hours of rebreather experience


Community Involvement

Founder, member of Los Angeles Underwater Explorers

Santa Monica Bay Keepers Kelp restoration project

Reef Check Diver

ODA – Ocean Defender Alliance

GUE Project Baseline


Special interests

Scooter Diving

Technical Diving









Chamber Day 2007 Commemorative Book

Quest 2010

Quest 2011







Additional Info

Halcyon Repair Technician

Drysuit Repair Technician

Scubapro Repair Technician

Ghost Fishing at Technical Depths

Ghost Fishing at Technical Depths

Safety Warning

WARNING: Scuba diving is an inherently dangerous sport that can result in serious injury or death if you do not receive the proper training and practice safe diving techniques. The ideas, topics and material presented at TEKDiveUSA are those of the presentor, and TEKDiveUSA LLC does not endorse, support, advocate or accept liability for any of said material / content.

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