Melannie Bachman

SSI Freediving Level 1 Instructor,
SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor,
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer,

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  • PADI,
  • SSI,

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  • English

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Current Location: 1303 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Unit 10, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Diving School: Carolina Dive Locker

A wanderlust and salty soul, Melannie is a marine scientist and SSI Dive Instructor (Scuba, Freedive & Mermaid) as well as a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer who is passionate about ocean conservation. She aims to improve connection between humans and the ocean by promoting conservation through optimism and immersion. A true island girl at heart, she enjoys all things in, below, and around the salty blue (freediving, scuba diving, sailing & world traveling).

Last update: 27.09.2019 16:16


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8 Ratings for Melannie Bachman

5 of 5 stars

Great Instructor

17.07.2019 by Davis Gibson report

Melannie was a great instructor who taught the class with enthusiasm. She was very attentive to everyone in the class and worked on skills with patience for each person. I would highly recommend having her as an instructor.

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Open Water Diver
Attended Course:
Open Water Course
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4  (without staff)
    25.07.2019 by Melannie Bachman report

    Thank you for your wonderful review Davis! I sincerely appreciated being a part of your underwater journey.

5 of 5 stars

What an awesome experience

16.07.2019 by Mandy Tye report

When my husband stated he wanted us to take the open water dive class I wasn’t too sure I could do it. I went in with hesitation and some fear. As a mom of two small boys I wasn’t sure I could complete everything in the allotted time. The staff was patient and worked with our crazy schedules. Melannie was our final dive instructor. She was so knowledgeable and understanding with any of my questions or concerns. She has patience of a saint! Her smile can light up the water! She was so encouraging and supportive. I have learned so much about diving and diving safely. I had absolutely the best time diving and look forward to diving again soon. Can’t wait to take more classes with her!

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Non diver
Attended Course:
Open Water Course
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4  (without staff)
    25.07.2019 by Melannie Bachman report

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience Mandy! It was my absolute pleasure to be a part of your underwater journey and hope to dive with you and your husband again soon! :)

5 of 5 stars

NEVER MET A BETTER INSTRUCTOR!

08.07.2019 by Tom Funcik report

I really meant the title! I have been diving for over 40 years. I taught SCUBA at YMCA's in Chicago for ten years and at Duke University for two years. I am also trained as an ENT MD. I've dove deep wrecks in the great lakes, ice dived, and dove the caves in central Florida. I simply took the Free Dive course with my wife on a whim in order to ease her back into the water in preparation for an upcoming SCUBA trip. But we both got so more out of the course than I ever anticipated! Free Diving is so much more than going on a snorkel. I am now recommending it to my buddies who are already SCUBA certified. Melanie dove DEEP (pun intended) into this fascinating and complex topic. The course was very comprehensive and well designed. Melanie has superb communication skills and is highly intelligent. Her lectures were interesting, and since she has dove with competitive free divers she knows the topic inside and out. She welcomed my questions and challenges when I dug deep into anatomy and physiology. In the open water phase, she was incredibly safe and attentive. She is a natural in the water. She was also very sincerely and enthusiastically supportive. I am 62 years old and not in outstanding physical shape. By the end of the class, I could descend to 30 feet quite easily. I KNOW I could not have done that were it not for Melanie's teaching. My wife was at first unenthusiastic about taking the class. But after the classroom and pool classes, she changed her mind and insisted that we complete the open water portion. We both still have a couple of skills to complete. We hope to do that after our upcoming trip. And Melanie is being so accommodating, giving us flexibility to complete it after our trip. Plus, she's pretty and funny!

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Former Instructor
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SSI Free Diver
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2  (without staff)
    25.07.2019 by Melannie Bachman report

    Wow. I'm speechless. Tom, I am completely humbled by your incredible review from such an experienced and talented diver as yourself. I appreciate all I learned from you during the course, and stoked that the Freediving community has gained two more incredible divers. Warmest gratitude for your thoughtful review.

5 of 5 stars

Patience of a Saint

18.06.2019 by Adeana Steinlauf report

If you're nervous at all about getting scuba certified, Melannie is definitely the instructor you want to have. Her instructions are extremely clear, she makes sure that your questions are answered satisfactorily and then some, and her patience is incredible. At the same time, she ensures the standard is met and that she can trust you as a diver. At the end of the course, I definitely felt like I earned my certification.

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Non Diver
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Open Water Course
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10  (without staff)
    03.07.2019 by Melannie Bachman report

    Wow, your sincere review means a lot to me Adeana! I really appreciated your enthusiasm throughout the course, and look forward to hearing about your underwater adventures. Thank you! :)

5 of 5 stars

11.05.2019 by Alyson report

Had an awesome experience with Melannie- she really took the time to make sure you knew what to do & how to do it. Her enthusiasm lights up the room. She loves what she does & it shows. Really gets you excited to dive into the scuba world

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Own Level:
Open water diver
Attended Course:
Open water course
Size of your group:
6  (without staff)
    11.05.2019 by Melannie Bachman report

    So incredibly grateful for your review Ms. Alyson! It was such an honor to be a part of your underwater journey.

5 of 5 stars

Wonderful Instructor!

06.05.2019 by Nikki Cooke report

Our 12 year old son completed his dive certification with Melannie and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. She is extremely knowledge, thoughtful and kind. He enjoyed his training so much.

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Non diver
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Open Water
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6  (without staff)
    07.05.2019 by Melannie Bachman report

    Warmest gratitude Mrs. Nikki for your very kind review. It was a pleasure having your son in class!

5 of 5 stars

Highly Recommend

31.03.2019 by Bailey Fallon report

Melannie is an excellent instructor and a highly enthusiastic diver. She welcomes all of her students with high spirits, great stories, and an expectation of peak performance. I am so thankful to Melannie for her flexibility and willingness to advance my diving to its greatest potential. She was my first point of contact when I asked about taking Advanced and Rescue courses within a very limited amount of time, and Melannie did not hesitate to work around my busy schedule and ensure the integrity of my training. She's an efficient businesswoman, an effective instructor, and a great role model. I highly recommend her as member of your diving community.

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Advanced and Rescue
Attended Course:
Advanced and Rescue
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4  (without staff)
    07.05.2019 by Melannie Bachman report

    Thank you so much for your thoughtful review, Bailey! It was my sincere pleasure to be a part of your diving journey. I'm so humbled by your words. So much gratitude to you!

5 of 5 stars

11/2018 Open Water Certification

29.12.2018 by Christina Symons report

Melannie was a fun and knowledgeable instructor. She always had a real world story to share that reinforced the importance of following the safety tips provided during the course.

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Open Water
Attended Course:
Open Water Certification
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7  (without staff)
    25.02.2019 by Melannie Bachman report

    Thank you for your kind review, Chris! It was a pleasure to have you in class. I wish you many underwater adventures to come :) Look forward to diving with you again!

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