Author Archives: Jerry Otte

Jerry Otte is the UW-Milwaukee Scuba Coordinator for Aquatic Adventures, Inc. Jerry has run the scuba program with the University since 1997 and has written the curriculum for several of the college credit scuba courses taught at the University. Jerry has certified more than 2000 divers and has been on more than 2500 dives. He is currently certified as a PADI Master Instructor, a rating he earned in 2001. He also holds Instructor ratings in deep technical diving and more than 20 specialties.

Visit Bonaire

Visit Bonaire: Welcome to Diver’s Paradise In January 2017 Aquatic Adventures will visit Bonaire for the first time in several years. Having been to Bonaire and its close neighbor Curacao many times, I was asked by the staff to write a blog to share a few thoughts about this amazing little island. Geography and Weather Bonaire is one of three islands off the northern coast of Venezuela known as the ABC islands. Moving from west to east, the ABCs include Aruba, Curacao, […]

Website Moves to DIVEAAI.COM

We are now DIVEAAI.COM On June 29, 2016, we migrated our domain from the original DIVE-AAI.COM to DIVEAAI.COM. As our old friends know, Aquatic Adventures was an early adopter of the Internet. Our website dates back to a hand-coded site built in the late 1990s to distribute information to our students at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Since those days, our website has undergone four major revisions, the latest being a conversion to our current WordPress site in late 2014. […]

Livin’ it up on the Aqua Cat

SHARK! For some people hearing the cry “Shark!” is probably frightening. For those of us who dived the Aqua Cat this January, the cry of “Shark!” was a jubilant call to come to the deck to see what awaited us on the next dive. As some of our friends out in Diving Land know, Aquatic Adventures has been diving with the crew of the Aqua Cat since its inaugural year 15 years ago. Our bi-annual trek to the Bahamas has, […]

Aquatic Adventures: A Look Back After 15 Years

This month marks an important milestone in the history of Aquatic Adventures. This January is the 15th anniversary of our incorporation and the 15th anniversary of the day we opened our doors. Staying in operation for 15 years is no small feat for any business. Operating a dive center in the Midwest where the dive season really only lasts for 6 months is a monumental accomplishment. So when I was asked to write a blog about how Aquatic Adventures came […]