al engel


PADI divemaster #159440

Al is a retired farmer and mechanic. He is a genius at fixing things, and keeps our compressor operational.

After completion of the PADI Distinctive Specialty Golf Ball Diver (available only at MDS) he started a company called Snappers that retrieves golf balls.

Al is a member of the Hudson Rescue & Recovery Team and has been a mainstay in many recoveries.  Al is always willing to lend a helping hand to new students, divers and staff.


Diving Timeline

  • 1988 - Certified Open Water
  • 1997 - PADI Divemaster
  • 2014 - PADI Certified Public Safety Diver


Favorite Dive Destination

Any place there is water… warm or cold, clear or zero visibility


Fun Facts

  • Several PADI Specialties
  • Loves Wreck Diving in the Great Lakes
  • Loves Toga Parties (no pics are available, as long as the payments keep coming in to Scuba Dick)