Lynn Kramer

My first taste of this incredible sport occurred during a snuba experience in the Virgin Islands in 1995. Snuba is a cross between scuba and snorkeling, whereby you are allowed to breathe underwater by means of a 20 foot air line which is connected to a standard scuba tank. The tank is mounted on a raft on the surface that follows your every movement. We were down at around 20 feet when we experienced our first out of air situation. Not more than 1 minute earlier, our instructor had surfaced, checked our tank pressure and then signaled to us that we were running low. We made it safely to the surface kicking, gasping and holding our breath as we ascended. Sounds real safe, doesn't it? Nevertheless my husband and I thought that this was really a cool experience and upon our return home, became certified. Every vacation thereafter, became a dive vacation, since we were hooked! A few years later, both of our children became certified also.
I have logged over a thousand dives and traveled to such exotic places as Hawaii, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Honduras and Mexico.
I am also a certified HSA (Handicapped Scuba Association) trained assistant, having been involved with the DIVEHEART organization out of Chicago.
I am a retired Registered Nurse and ex-owner of a home health care agency.

CERTIFIED SINCE: 1995
HIGHEST CERTIFICATION LEVEL: PADI Assistant Instructor
INSTRUCTOR SINCE (YEAR): Assistant Instructor since 2004. Prior to that had Divemaster level
INSTRUCTOR SPECIALTIES:
_____ ALTITUDE
_____ BOAT
_____ DEEP
_____ DRYSUIT
_____ ENRICHED AIR NITROX
_____ ICE
_____ DRIFT
_____ WRECK
_____ NIGHT
_____ U/W NAVIGATION
__ __ U/W DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER
_____ U/W VIDEOGRAPHER
_____ U/W NATURALIST
_____ SEARCH & RECOVERY
_____ CAVERN
_____ DPV
_____ MULTI-LEVEL
__X__ EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE
_____ DAN O2
__X__ OTHERS (LIST) HSA Assistant (HANDICAPPED SCUBA ASSOCIATION)

FAVORITE TYPES OF DIVING: Warm water and wrecks
FAVORITE DIVING LOCATION: Of course, Bonaire....Been there 7 times
FULL-TIME EMPLOYER: Owner of a website design and development company, www.midwestwebpro.com
E-MAIL ADDRESS: lynnek@centurytel.net or kramer@midwestwebpro.com