Ivan Stanković is a professional XR Open Circuit, rEvo and Horizon Instructor.
He was born in the Serbian town of Kragujevac in 1972, and as a typical Scorpio, he is eager to learn, always seeking a new challenge and the next adventure. This has led him to some extreme sports, such as skiing, paragliding, sailing and flying aircrafts.
Besides the adventuring part of his diving career, Ivan owns and leads the biggest technical XR diving center in Serbia, which sees many new generations of technical diver pass through its doors each year.
His career as an XR Extended Range diver began in 2011, diving with an open circuit as a passion which later turned into a profession.
In 2021, he become an Instructor for both the rEvo CCR and the Mares Horizon SCR.
His love for Extended Range diving is huge, and he has the honor of sharing his knowledge with students and colleagues worldwide so that everyone can enjoy the amazing world of the sea and go beyond the limits of recreational diving.
With over 20 years of dive experience, and loving his profession, in March 2022, Ivan become an Instructor Trainer.
He is always seeking and exploring new locations for Extended Range diving when possible, constantly expanding boundaries and looking for the opportunity to dive further, deeper, longer...
His favorite activities are cave diving and deep wrecks with a closed circuit rebreather.