Otto started diving in 1991 in the warmer waters of Southern Africa, becoming a PADI Divemaster in 1997 and an Instructor in 1998, before relocating to Canada in 2000.
His entire family - wife, son, and daughter - are all avid divers and whenever possible they all meet up for dive trips and vacations. Otto's favourite warm water diving has been with the whale sharks off the Mozambique coast, and the best cold water dives have been near Quadra Island. His most challenging diving has been in flooded mineshafts in South Africa.
While not diving, Otto is a Project/Engineering Manager for a precast concrete company.
Specialty Instructor Ratings:
Project Aware, Aware Coral Reef Conservation, Aware Shark Conservation, Fish Identification, Underwater Navigator, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Photographer, Drift, Boat, Altitude, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Dry Suit, Enriched Air, Multilevel, Deep, Night, Wreck, Cavern, Search and Recovery, Surface Marker Buoy, Self-Reliant, Sidemount, TecDeep, Tec Trimix Blender, EFR, Emergency Oxygen Provider, Oxygen First Aid, Neurological Assessment Provider and DAN Instructor.
Favorite Dive Spots
- Mozambique coast
- Quadra Island
- Padi Master Instructor
- IANTD Cave Diver
- IANDT Trimix Diver
- NAUI Ice Diver
- PADI Tec 40,45,50,65 & Trimix Diver
- PADI Tec Sidemount Diver
- ScubaPro Service Technician