patti koranda


PADI master instructor #36601

I developed my love of water growing up on Lake Michigan.  I would go to Shedd Aquarium yearly.  My dad would take me with his oceanography classes to tidal pools or back rooms of aquariums in California.  I lived in the Keys for a short time.  I retired from teaching school.

I met my husband diving, he helps me teach.

I never allowed a bucket list to grow.  Do it now, never wait until you are too old to do what you want is my advice!


Diving Timeline

  • 1963 - First dive! PADI didn't exist then
  • 1972 - PADI Open Water certification.
  • 1988 - PADI Instructor 


Favorite Dive Destinations

  • The wrecks of North Carolina and Isle Royale
  • The critters of Australia,  the wreck of Yongala


Fun Facts

  • I have been an instructor for:
    • Lifeguarding
    • Swimming
    • CPR
    • Sky diving, made a 1000 jumps
  • I was a pilot, flying Lakes, a plane that lands on the water