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Denis BourretAfter living in Bermuda for 12 years, where he started SCUBA diving, Denis moved to the Dominican Republic in order to pursue his passion for Cave Exploration.. In 1999, Denis started the Golden Arrow Technical Diving Center in Santo Domingo.

He is also the co-founder and President of the non-profit association Fundacion Espeleobuceo Hispaniola. Among their many projects, they have published the book Las Cuevas Sumergidas de Republica Dominicana.

In April 2008, Denis became the licensee for IANTD Caribe based at Golden Arrow. Besides, the Dominian Republic, IANTD Caribe covers Aruba, Bermuda, Bonaire, the BVI, Curacao, Haiti, and, Jamaica.

  • Open Water Scuba Instructor since 1990 (PADI #48496)
  • Full Cave Diver since 1994 (IANTD # 180)
  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer (PADI #48496)
  • Gas Blender 1996 (IANTD #14746)
  • Technical Cave Instructor (IANTD #1356)
  • DAN O2 Provider Instructor 2003
  • Emergency First Response Instructor 2003
  • Trimix Diver 2003 (IANTD # 14746)
  • Normoxic Trimix Instructor Jan 2004 (IANTD # 1356)
  • Trimix Instructor 2006 (IANTD # 1356)
  • Instructor Trainer 2007 (IANTD #525)
  • Instructor Trainer Trainer 2007 (IANTD #91)
  • DAN Instructor Trainer 2007
  • O2PTIMA Rebreather Diver 2008 (IANTD #14746)
  • Logged over 5200 dives of which over 1000 are in caves
  • He has dived, explored and surveyed caves in France, Bermuda, Florida, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Bonaire
  • Has explored over 120 different cave systems
  • Speaks fluent French, Spanish, and English
  • Service & Repair Technician
  • Recompression Chamber Operator / Attendant

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