Michael Thornton

Michael Thornton started diving in 1998 and has been an addict ever since. Michael first completed his Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures to become certified OC Full Cave at the early age of 15 with his brother and father. In 2006 Michael began teaching Technical diving courses around the world through Dive Addicts. His biggest passion is teaching OC and CCR Cave. Michael is an Advanced Mixed Gas IT through TDI and IANTD.

Michael enjoys anything underwater from exploring a virgin cave on CCR to teaching Freediving courses through FII. He is also co-organizer of TEKDiveUSA

Michael along with his brother and father launched SubGravity in 2014. SubGravity, a technical manufacturer and distributor, emerged out of a desire to safely explore and experience the underwater world in some of the most extreme and demanding environments imaginable.

Michel is involved in several ongoing cave exploration projects in Utah and is currently the co-project leader of the Main Drain diving project. Although his passion for rebreathers has him diving CCR whenever practical, Michael can be found deep inside a cave using whatever means to further the exploration.

When not diving, Michael works on music or spending time with his wife and two daughters.


Josh and Michael Thorton Oztek 2017