Noreen in Deep with Stan Waterman after her Open Water Certification

Noreen in Deep with Stan Waterman after her Open Water Certification

Noreen Smith

PADI Open water scuba instructor

Noreen is the other owner of Midwest Diving Specialists and the long suffering wife of Scuba Dick for 55 years.

She was not a diver when MDS begin but soon tired of watching bubbles and delivering the refreshments for the divers. She always said she could not swim but with the compassionate and dedicated patience of her instructor Noreen became a PADI diver.  Noreen had apprehension about diving, but her determination and display of relentless desire to become a diver made her a poster child. Her assistance in fitting students in wet suits, cooking for 40 divers at Dale Hollow, or preparing them for everything from open water or one of the many dive trips MDS offers, has made her the True Queen Bee.

 

Diving Timeline

  • 1982 PADI Open Water
  • 1991 PADI Advance Open Water
  • 800+ Dives
  • 11 PADI Specialties

 

Favorite Dive Destination

  • Palau in the pacific
  • Bonaire in the Caribbean

 

Fun Facts

  • 1st Certified Golf Ball Diver at MDS (has been horned by bullheads)
  • Sea Lice, Sea Wasp love her
  • Has hosted 30 Oyster Festivals