Marine Diving Technology

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Geoff Thielst

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Geoff assumed the helm as Program Director in June 2008. He returned home to SBCC as tenured faculty member in 1999 after spending over twenty years in the field. 

He worked as a diver, superintendent and operations manager for some of the largest diving contractors in the world including: Stolt Comex Seaway and Subsea International. 

Geoff brings significant expertise in the areas of saturation diving, underwater inspection and welding to the MDT program.

Geoff holds an A.S. degree in Marine Technology from Santa Barbara City College as an alumnus of our program and a Bachelor's degree in Occupational Studies from California State University.


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