Author Bio

Who Is DiveMoreWorkLess?


Hanging with my Dive Buddies


If you’re visiting this page, you must be curious to learn more about me. Welcome!

Here is my professional bio:

As an entrepreneur and small business owner for more than 15 years, I am an experienced professional business woman with a background in sales, marketing, organizing, planning, computer operations, and business and office management. My corporate career prior to running my own businesses has spanned over 20 years working in the hospitality and healthcare fields in coordinator, director, and management positions.

I have always enjoyed communicating with written words, which has served me well in my capacities as a Medical Transcriptionist and owner of a successful medical transcription business for over a decade. With a strong skill set in language, grammar and medical terminology, I really enjoy medical and technical writing, but I also love writing about our travels and my love of scuba diving and most anything pertaining to the underwater world.


scuba diver underwater with fish and kelp

Now, on a more personal level….

I grew up on three continents, have lived in more than 20 cities and visited more than 400 cities worldwide (and counting) in my travels. My father was in the military, and he was my first scuba buddy.

Although I hold certifications as an Open Water Diver with PADI and SSI, Dive Historian Specialty Diver with PADI, Enriched Air, Advanced Open Water, Master Scuba Diver and Stress/Rescue Diver with SSI, I consider myself a recreational diver. I simply love to dive! I also have advanced underwater training in DIR Fundamentals with GUE , and I participate in classes and outings with our local dive community. The day I quit learning will be the day I quit living.

I have been scuba diving since the age of 14 and was the only female in my first dive training class in 1974. I have fairly extensive scuba diving experience in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, along with the Caribbean Sea, not to mention numerous lakes, lagoons and water holes in the USA, as well as the Cenotes Dos Ojos caverns and caves in Tulum, Riveria Maya, Mexico.

You can follow me on Twitter or connect with me on LinkedIn or ScubaBoard.

I also enjoy writing reviews for Trip Advisor, Amazon and LeisurePro, especially pertaining to gear and products we use and places we’ve appreciated during our travels.

Thank you for visiting my website and reading my blog.

Melinda “Mel” Schneider

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