JR Allen from "Diamond Divers" stars in the Spike TV reality docu-series.

JR Allen was born in Springfield, Oregon, but spent most of his life on Whidbey Island, Washington. After graduating from Oak Harbor high school in 1979, Allen joined the Marine Corps, where he studied diesel truck mechanics and graduated at the top of his class. From there, he spent the next several years working towards getting his Captain's license, while doing machine work in the shop, fixing autos and boats. 

10 years ago, Allen was involved in a serious accident, crashing his motorcycle into a motor home. His leg was shattered and he was told he would never walk again. Severe depression set in and he spent months unable and unmotivated to get off the couch, until Captain John came along and gave him a job restoring boats for him. To this day, Allen credits him for saving his life, acknowledging that if Captain John hadn't come along; he wouldn't be alive, much less walking. He is now one of the most respected boat mechanics in the entire Northwest.

On this journey, Allen serves as the first mate and is the "grease monkey" Master Mechanic in crew. He is a master welder who will work on fixing the machinery, the underwater pumps and any other mechanical problems with the boat. He's heading to South Africa primarily because his captain asked him to, but he's also looking forward to the adventure and the potential riches. With the money, he hopes to finally gain financial independence.

Allen still lives on Whidbey Island, WA and spends his free time hunting, fishing, camping, restoring antique cars and panning for gold.


Where does he live? Find out here.

Age: ∼55 years old
Birthplace: Springfield, OR
Hometown: Whidbey Island, WA
Current Residence: Whidbey Island, WA

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