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David Burnell - Motivational Speaker
David Burnell - Motivational Speaker

Dive Rescue Veteran

David is a former Instructor for Dive Rescue International (DRI) and has certified many agencies in water rescue and recovery operations.

He has worked with federal dive teams and has also instructed foreign Special Operations Helicopter pilots in water egress and operations.

He served as the Vice President of the Rapid City Dive Team and as an operational diver performed many recoveries. It was in the ice covered and fast water environments where many of David's critical experiences were forged. He has recovered bodies under the ice, in deep water and in black water (zero visibility). He has recovered people from airplane crashes in open water, vehicles, recreational vehicles and even rescued horse :)

David's stories related to these forbidden water environments are gripping and intense. So many life lessons are learned as he shares the risks and rewards of these complex missions. The dynamics of water and it power are strong examples of how training and experience are needed to succeed in these forbidden environments.

David has used these lessons in every aspect of his life to forge his character and operational skills. He knows that top tier training is not only the key to survival but victory!