Tom Mount

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Tom Mount is a technical diver and cave diver.[1] In 1991 Tom Mount joined Dick Rutkowski in the new organisation formed by Rutkowski, IANTD, dedicated to teaching Nitrox to recreational divers. In 1992 Mount was named president and chief executive officer of IANTD, a position that he held until 2005. Mount was also one of the pioneers in relation to diver training and development of dive tables in relation to the use of trimix as a breathing gas for diving. At the time, and for many years subsequently, IANTD was the only technical diver training organization in the world. Mount remains a member of the board of directors of the IANTD.

Mount has published a number of technical diving texts, including the Technical Diver Encyclopedia, Exploration and Mixed Gas Diving Encyclopedia and Tek Closed Circuit Rebreather.

He was also a founding member of the National Association for Cave Diving, the first cave diver training organization in the United States. Mount's contribution to recreation scuba diving was acknowledged with a SSI Platinum Pro 5000 Diver in 1993[2] and a NOGI Award for 'Sports/Education' in 2000.[3]


  1. ^ Burgess, Robert F. (1999). The Cave Divers. Locust Valley, New York: Aqua Quest Publications. p. 268. ISBN 1-881652-11-4. LCCN 96039661.
  2. ^ "Platinum Pro 5000 Diver Profile: Tom Mount". Concept Systems Inc. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Tom Mount - Sports / Education - 2000". Academy of Underwater Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 27 November 2012.

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