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Sandra Hammel FII #217
Sandra Hammel
October 16, 2021, 9:32 am - F.I.I. Status: ACTIVE

Level 1 Instructor

Assistant Instructor

Kona Freedivers
74-5583 Luhia st A12
96740, Kailua-Kona, Hi

Sandy grew up in Boulder, CO, where as a small child she became infatuated with everything outdoors: water, snow, anything the elements can throw at you, she enjoys. She started swimming competitively in high school and has taught swimming to all age groups. In college, she continued to expand her education by studying Biology and also fulfilled her love of wake boarding by not only coaching others, but also competing. Later, Sandy moved to Breckenridge, CO to pursue an active lifestyle incorporating snowboarding and biking into her daily routines. In 2015, she was ready for a change both personally and professionally, and moved to Kona, Hawaii to continue to pursue her passion of the outdoors. She got a job at Kona Honu Divers and was mentored by the owner to start free-diving; starting out as a padi open water diver and has worked towards becoming both a Padi Dive Instructor and Fii Level 1 Instructor. Sandy has continued her education as well, taking both shark and marine biology courses in order to continue to learn and educate divers about the marine life surrounding them. She loves teaching and seeing the impact she and the environment can make on an individual. Every student she works with she strives to distill knowledge, safety, awareness, as she believes those are the components to a healthy active life style.