Karim Hamza


  • LAUE 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, JJ CCR Diver
  • NAUI Instructor 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

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

  • Co-Founder, member of Los Angeles Underwater Explorers
  • Santa Monica Bay Keepers Kelp restoration project
  • ODA – Ocean Defender Alliance

Special interests

  • Scooter Diving
  • Technical Diving
  • Wrecks
  • Caves
  • Skiing
  • Skydiving
  • Yoga
  • Ninpo


  • Chamber Day 2007 Commemorative Book
  • Quest 2010
  • Quest 2011


  • English
  • French
  • German

Additional Info

Halcyon Repair Technician

Drysuit Repair Technician

Scubapro Repair Technician