Stephanie Puttre

I was first introduced to diving as a small child. My sister and I would accompany my dad and his friends' boat diving in Hawaii. I was always curious about what might be underwater. One day after a dive my dad let me put his gear on and float at the surface. I of course saw nothing but I was hooked. The only hitch was I was too young to dive. It wasn't until I was 17 that I received my open water certification from Underwater Connection. My open water certification was not enough and I wanted more so I immediately signed up for the advanced open water course. It was not until I came back from vacation in Mexico I realized I wanted to do this for a living. Guiding divers on underwater tours and sharing dive adventures seemed like the perfect job. While training to be a Divemaster I helped a student overcome a phobia and that is when the teaching bug bit me. Since then I have become an instructor and have had the great fortune of being able to work along side the same instructors who have been with me since my open water Course. Now as a Master Scuba Diver Trainer I am happy to say I love this job and wouldn't dream of doing anything else. So lets go get wet!

Certified since 2004
Highest Certification Level: PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Instructor Since: 2013

Instructor/Instructor Trainer Specialties:
__X__ Night
__X__ U/W Navigation
__X__ Search & Recovery
__X__ U/W Videography
__X__ U/W Digital Photography
__X__ Emergency First Response
__X__ Others: EFR for Children and Infants, Project AWARE, Peak Performance Buoyancy
__X__ DAN Diving Emergency Management Provider

Favorite Types of Diving: Anywhere and Anytime!!
Local: Lake Wazee, Pearl Lake, and Silver Lake
Tropical: Cozumel Full Time Employer: Underwater Connection