Scuba Instructor Resume

Terry D. Sovil, PADI Master Instructor

Founding partner in Aquatic Sports and Adventures (Deportes y Aventuras Acuaticas) in Manzanillo, MX in 2008. Oversee shop operations, website, finances, safety standards, advertising, compressor and equipment operation and maintenance.

Earned PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor rating at an Instructor Development Course at University of Northern Michigan, Marquette. Instructed hundreds of students at all levels with dives in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and all over the Caribbean & in Lake Superior. Conducted dive training in ice diving, wreck diving, deep diving, underwater photography, search & recovery, underwater metal detecting and enriched air diving.

Diving Certifications:

Open Water by Jack Blocker, PADI #M-29
Unisuit (Drysuit) Diver
Divemaster by Rebecca F. Roehm #7417
Open Water Scuba Instructor #12724 at Northern Michigan Univ.
(*)Rescue Diver Instructor
(*)Ice Diver Specialty Instructor
(*)Search and Recovery Diver Specialty Instructor
(*)Deep Diver Specialty Instructor
(*)Wreck Diver Specialty Instructor
Master Scuba Diver Trainer
(*)Equipment Specialist Specialty Instructor
(*)Night Diver Specialty Instructor
Master Instructor
(*)Dry Suit Diver Specialty Instructor
(*)Underwater Treasure Hunter Specialty Instructor
Digital Underwater Photography Instructor
Enriched Air Nitrox Instructor
AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Instructor
Project AWARE Instructor
Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor
Underwater Naturalist Instructor
Current Emergency First Response Instructor

(*) = Developed my own course outline for approval by PADI

Diving Seminars:

Progressive Training Methods
PADI Dive Retailing Program
Advanced Diver Instruction
Dacor Diving Equipment Service Clinic
Dacor Modular Regulator Line Technician
All regular scheduled PADI Update Seminars

First Aid/CPR Certifications:

CPR-Basic Life Support Instructor
Advanced First Aid & Emergency Care Instructor
Advanced Lifesaving and Water Safety
CPR-Lecture Instructor
Standard First Aid & Personal Safety Instructor
Multi-Media Standard First Aid Instructor
Emergency First Response Instructor

Training Facility Association:

Aquatic Sports and Adventures – Deportes y Aventuras Acuaticas
Link to Aquatic Sports and Acventures

SCUBA Center
PADI 5-Star Training Facility #S-523
Link to Scuba Center Minneapolis MN

Scuba Center 

5015 Penn Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Scuba Center

1571 Century Point 
Eagan, MN 55121 


Red Cross Certificate of Appreciation/”many hours” as a volunteer 5/25/80
Red Cross Certificate of Appreciation/500 hours volunteer service 4/17/83

Other Qualifications:

Group Travel/SCUBA Center – Group Leader for the following trips:

1. Cozumel 1982
2. Cayman Brac 1983
3. Bonaire 1985
4. Bonaire 1986
5. Cozumel 1986
6. Cayman Brac 1987
7. Bonaire 1988
8. Roatan 1989
9. St. Lucia 1990
10. Saba 1991
11. Belize 1992
12. Bonaire 1993
13. Grand Cayman 1993
14. Saba 1994
15. Saba 1995
16. Little Cayman 1997


Underwater Video
Editing Personal and Dive Trip Videos
Northwest Community Television 12/93 (Studio/Portable/Editing)
Underwater Still Photography — Housed Camera/Nikonos
Sold photos to COREL
JW Fischer photo contest — honorable mention
High School Newspaper Photographer 1966-1968
High School Yearbook Photographer 1966-1968
College Yearbook Photographer 1969-1973
Underwater Photographer Specialty Diver Certification 5/82
Padgett & Thompson Producing Videos Course 2/94