Shelby Nickel

Mate / PADI Diving Instructor

Shelby grew up playing in the ocean in San Clemente, California. While completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, she worked full time as a PADI SCUBA instructor and surf instructor. Post-graduation, Shelby spent six months sailing round the Mediterranean and completed her RYA Yachtmaster Offshore. She then spent the next few years teaching sailing and diving in the Caribbean in the summers and ski instructing in California in the winters. Shelbys love for education and teaching in the outdoors brought her back to school to obtain her M.S.Ed. in the Higher Education Division from the University of Pennsylvania, with a specific focus on experiential education programming at the college level. Working for Sea|mester allows Shelby to continue to share her love for the ocean, while teaching sailing and diving.

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