Ponce De Leon, FL
" begin with people"
Services: English As A Second Language (ESL), Scuba Diving, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer
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Married to a wonderful woman. I have taught SCUBA, skiing, and snowboarding across North and South America in both English and Spanish, coached soccer at both the middle and high school levels, and love doing other awesome stuff. Finished my undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus in Robotics and Mechatronics but I love being outside and pushing the limits of the human mind body.
Elijah B. October 3, 2011
"There is nothing that I can imagine would have made the BOW certification course any better. Stephen was extremely flexible with my schedule to ensure the easiest possible course availability. During the course he did a really good job of teaching the basics and pushing the students at the same time. Stephen used the time available extremely well so as to get as much time possible in the water, even to the point where we were able to conduct extra dives to become nitrox certified and work towards advanced diver certification. I am going to Stephen for all of my future instruction, certification, and searches for a dive buddy. This course is extremely affordable and a must for anyone looking for an amazing hobby."
Paul D. October 2, 2011
"I went for my NITROX certification with Stephen and had a great experience. From the very beginning of working with him, I knew that I would not have to worry about not getting any of the concepts or not being able to complete any of the associated skills because he was more than willing to put forth the effort to make sure I understood everything as well as possible. I plan on working with Stephen in the future to achieve more advanced certifications and also to have a reliable dive buddy."
Matt H. October 2, 2011
"Stephen did a great job understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the group, and was able to teach the course accourding to those. The class was enjoyable and very interesting. The best part about his course were the great prices. I did some research into open water dive certification and his prices were the best by far. I give him the highest reccomendation to anyone considering taking any of his PADI courses."
Amanda H. February 17, 2011
"I took my first snowboarding lessons from Semmelroth. I had a ton of fun and I learned a lot of technique very quickly. I'm already going by myself and I have a lot of confidence and feel very safe up there. Thanks!"
Katherine K. February 1, 2011
"Stephen or "Scuba" as many call him was my snowboarding instructor when i was in Colorado two years ago. I first took a group class with Stephen when i was learning how to snowboard and by the time the lesson was over i could make it down the mountain without falling. I immediately signed up for a private lesson with Stephen, he taught me and my friend the next day in a 3 hour private lesson. I learned so much in those two days with Stephen, he was patient, friendly, and knowledgeable. After my lessons with Stephen i have since been snowboarding three times including on the olympic slopes in Whistler Canada. Stephen taught me the fundamentals of snowboarding and i only wish i could learn more cool tricks from him! I aspire to one day be able to board like "Scuba" does!"
Richard B. January 21, 2011
"I took a SCUBA class at West Point and Stephen did my open water certifying dives. He was great to work with and extremely knowledgeable. His prices were fair and worked hard to help everyone learn what they needed to get certified. It is hard to adjust your schedule as a cadet at the academy, but he found the time to work with people on their own schedules. I would recommend Stephen as a betterist for anyone and everyone for everything he teaches."
Andrew C. January 16, 2011
"Stephen is one of the most passionate teachers I have ever met. He dedicates a significant portion of his time and effort to developing skills that allow him to facilitate learning with great effectiveness. As a SCUBA instructor, he was knowledgeable, patient, and fun to be around. He is extremely competent and dedicated. I received PADI certification in Basic Open Water and Enriched Air (NITROX) diving through Stephen. I am planning to pursue PADI Rescue Diver with him this spring. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in SCUBA diving or any other skill he teaches. "
Robert H. January 11, 2011
"Stephen is a great scuba diving instructor that is extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and patient when instructing. On top of that, he is one of those guys that is actually GOOD at teaching the stuff he knows, unlike many instructors that are great scuba divers but have no idea how to teach it. He made the experience very worthwhile and fun, making sure that everyone got the training they needed but in a way that wasn't rushed and made sure we all had a good time. I got my basic certification from him and and would gladly have him as an instructor for more certifications and specialties."
Ryan R. January 3, 2011
"Scuba, as i like to call him, has helped me improve my snowboarding a ton in the time I have worked with him. He knows everything about snowboarding, and all of the mechanics that go along with it. I would recommend him to any level snowboarder, and bet that he'll teach you something exciting and new! "
Ryan R. January 3, 2011
"My man scuba, as I call him has helped me a ton with snowboarding! He knows everything about the sport. He is easy to learn from and is really nice when teaching u. I would recommend him to any level snowboarder and Ill bet you he'll teach you something completely helpful and new!"
Justin W. January 3, 2011
"Stephen is one of the most easy going yet knowledgeable people I have ever met. Taking scuba lessons from him gave me peace of mind knowing that I am being trained by a professional service member who enjoys having a great time no matter the occasion. "
Adrian T. January 3, 2011
"Of all the snowboard instructors I've had, he has been the best by far. I felt more comfortable on a board after our lessons. He is very knowledgeable and can offer a lot to everyone. He's a great teacher and I highly recommend him!"