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Staff Bio - Loretta Engler

PADI Master Instructor MI-172520

- At-a-Glance -
Certified in 1995, 1300 logged dives, in 18 countries and 12 US states
0 to 216 ft depth, 42 to 99 degree temperatures, 0 to 250 ft. visibility
Completed certifications for 300+ divers

- Passions for teaching-
Share my enthusiasm for diving
Assisting students to attain their goal of certification and overcome hurdles

- Passions for diving -
.Adventure & Exploration - Enjoy experiencing new locations, exposure to different cultures and broadening horizons
Enjoy seeing sea life that I have not seen before
Intrigued by the mystery of never knowing what you may see or discover

- Diving goals -
Travel the world embarking on new adventures
Live abroad with flexibility to change location when desired
Work at varied dive resort locations or on liveaboards

- Certified to teach the following courses -

Enriched Air / Nitrox
Night diver
Emergency first responder
Nitrox Gas Blender
Peak performance buoancy
Equipment specialist
Boat diver
Search and recovery
Dive Historian
Wreck diver
Drift diver
Project AWARE
Fish Identification
Deep diver
Multi-Level diver
Underwater Hunter
Diver Propulsion Vehicle
Aware/Coral Reef
Underwater Naturalist

- Overhead & Technical Certifications -
Cavern - PADI
Intro to Cave - NACD (National Association of Cave Diving)
Apprentice Cave - NACD
Full Cave - NACD
Full Cave - TDI (Technical Diving International)

Advanced Nitrox - TDI
Decompression Diving - TDI
Extended Range / Trimix - TDI

Nitrox Gas Blender - TDI
Advanced Gas Blender - TDI
Gas Blender - DSAT (Digital Science and Technology)
Ice Diving - PADI

- Notable Scuba Experiences -
Numerous wrecks and pristine beaches

Grand Turk
Wonderful encounters with turtles and groupers. Fabulous whale watching.

A land and sea treasure with rainforests and reefs. Shore diving with bat fish, flying gunards and seahorses!

A little of everything: reefs, wrecks, caverns, dolphins and best of all sharks.

Grand Cayman Island, Cayman Islands
Large variety of diving from reefs to wrecks

St. Lawrence Seaway, Alexandria Bay, New York State
Well preserved wrecks, amazing visibility, artifact diving

HaPai, Kingdom of Tonga
Humpback Whales!

Taveuni, Fiji
Gorgeous unspoiled soft coral, deep walls

Bora Bora, French Polinesia
One of the most beautiful places on earth, both above and below the water

Bali, Indonesia
Completely unspoiled reefs, walls, animal and fish life

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Strong currents, deep water, larger schools of fish

Copper River, South Carolina
Dark fast water, artifact and fossil diving including: Megalodon Teeth and Indian arrowheads

Colorado River, NV
Outstanding drift dive

Catalina Island and Los Coronados, CA
Playful sea lions and amazing kelp gardens

Crystal River, Florida

Key West, Florida
Wrecks and lots of nurse sharks

Vortex Springs, Devil’s Den, Blue Grotto, Florida
Cavern/Cave diving

Flower Gardens, TX
Large pelagics

Abiliene, TX
Unique underground missile silo

Finger Lakes, NY
Deep and cold

Dutch Springs, PA
Well know scuba park

Blue Hole and Perch Lake, Santa Rosa, New Mexico
Unique diving in desert surroundings

Cozumel, Mexico
Larger grouper, numerous turtles and other sealife

Dos Ojos, Cenote Yucatan, Mexico
Jungle adventure to an enchanting case dive experience

Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
Outstanding shore diving with corals and sponges of a spectacular aray of colors and texture. Sighting of the largest moray eel that I have ever seen

Oklahoma Aquarium, Jenks, OK
Volunteer feeding and cleaning tanks

Lakes of the Midwest, OK, AK, MO, TX
Muddy water

Caves and Caverns, North Florida
Ginny, Peacock, Little River to name a few and Eagle's Nest, my favorite!

Liveaboard, Saba, St. Kitts, St Maarten, Statia
Caribbean island sampling with Hurricane Omar to add to the adventure.

Lake George, NY
Ice Diving with a beautiful snowfall setting.

Cocos Island, Costa Rica
Experience of a lifetime with sharks everywhere including: hammerheads, whale sharks, white tips, silver tips & black tip. Unforgettable night dives!

Utila, Honduras
Seahorses, frog fish, mushroom scorpion, toad fish, sea hair with the backdrop of beautiful reefs

Santa Catalina and Coiba Island, Panama
The perfect definition of a third world country!

Roseau, Dominica
Hidden treasure with pristine rainforest, great shore diving with seahorses, bat fish and flying gurnards

Beautiful beaches and old wrecks

Turks & Caicos , Grand Turk Island
Unique encounters with turtles, groupers and glow worms

UNNEXO Freeport, Grand Bahamas
A little of everything: dolphins, wrecks, reefs, caverns and best of all sharks

Niihau, Kauai - Hawaii

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