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Captain John Aydelotte from "Diamond Divers" stars in the Spike TV reality docu-series.

Born in Denver, Colorado, Captain John Aydelotte spent his high school years in Germany, due to his father's employment as a chief engineer at Boeing. After graduating high school in Munich, Germany, Captain John relocated to Washington, where he got a seasonal job fixing boats at the marina. In 1978, he founded his own boatyard, salvage and rescue boat operation, assisting the Coast Guard in helping out vessels
John Aydelotte in "Diamond Divers"
John Aydelotte Diamond Divers
in distress.

Now a Master Mariner with 35 years of experience, Captain John is a boat builder, salvage master, mechanic, diver and welder. His vessel assist water rescue program annually saves countless lives and boats from loss at sea. His team has received awards from the Boat US, WA State Patrol and the US Coast Guard, and has twice been bestowed the esteem of the Vessel Assist Woody Pollak Memorial Award.

Several years ago, Captain John caught the treasure fever, diving for treasure in the Caribbean and building equipment for underwater gold mining in Alaska. His role in this South African adventure is captain of the crew and to operate a diamond mining vessel. He is going to South Africa for the adventure and to strike it rich, but he also hopes to improve his turbulent relationship with his son, Jason, who will be working as a deck hand and 2nd officer. Finding diamonds will help support his family and his crew, hopefully allowing him to "keep on fishing until the money's gone."

Captain John currently resides in Cornet Bay, Washington, with his wife, Trish. In his spare time, he enjoys riding his Harley, hunting big game and restoring hot rods and antique cars.


Where does John Aydelotte live? Find out here.

Age: ∼68 years old
Birthplace: Denver, CO
Hometown: Munich, Germany
Current Residence: Cornet Bay, WA
Wife: Trish Aydelotte

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