iDive was incorporated in 2013 to further the development of the iDive housing. The iDive housing is the first fully functional touch screen for underwater use. The company was founded by Professor Michael Berumen, a marine biologist at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. iDive has teamed up with Watershot Incorporated as the engineering, manufacturing and distribution company to bring the innovative product to market.
Michael Berumen – iDive Founder & CEO
Dr. Michael Berumen is a Professor of Marine Science at KAUST in Saudi Arabia. The author of more than 60 articles, Berumen has extensive field experience on coral reefs around the world, and is a participant in active projects in French Polynesia, Australia, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, and Saudi Arabia. His interests include fish populations, biogeography, climate change impact on coral reefs and whale shark tagging and tracking. Berumen received his doctoral degree in Marine Biology from James Cook University, Australia. He earned his Bachelor‘s degree in Zoology at the University of Arkansas.
Christopher Knox – iDive Co-Founder
Christopher Knox co-founded iDive with Michael Berumen in 2012. With a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Cantebury and two post-docs from University of California Irvine, Knox brings a wealth of knowledge and skills as a diver, data scientist and software engineer to iDive. He has a long-standing passion for improving data collection, analysis and visualization in the field and is developing applications to enable marine scientists to do just that – but underwater.