Robert Manuel Carmichael, a.k.a., RMC

Robert is our founder and CEO. As Global SubDive’s exploration leader and lead submersible pilot, he oversees submersible project development and planning.

This company represents his life’s adventure, which has been stimulated by a constant passion for underwater exploration and a knack for improving the functionality of mechanical devices. He learned how to build a recreational hookah system in 1980 as the first full-time employee of Brownie’s THIRD LUNG™, a job that inaugurated his love for diving. In the late 1980’s Robert began experimenting with technical mixed gas diving and was the enterprising force behind the development of what would become the Halcyon “PVR-BASC” rebreather. This rebreather helped revolutionize deep, technical diving and would lead to numerous world record cave dives. Over more than 15 yrs these and many other innovations were developed with Robert’s business partner and friend, Jarrod Jablonski, with whom he founded Halcyon Manufacturing in 1995.

Robert continues to bring innovative solutions into a wide range of marine applications, building a team at LW Americas, which supports mixed gas supply and submersible support systems for yachts and expedition ships around the world.

Global SubDive currently supplies submersible and DP1 Ship Services (M/V GO America) to NAVSEA SFOMF near Port Everglades, FL.

Carleigh Rae Carmichael

Carleigh oversees all aspects of bookkeeping and accounting for Global SubDive, basically, she cuts the checks! She is RMC’s oldest child and has been with Global SubDive since day one.

Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, on the water and around, she has been diving her whole life. She was always intrigued and involved in the family business, but has also chosen to follow her true passion of teaching. She has a bachelors of science in Exceptional Student Education and Reading. She is a high-school support facilitator and leadership student government teacher. Her newest and proudest role is being mama to Emelynn Rae, the highlight of her world.