Capt. Ed Spencer

NAUI Membership Origination: 12/31/1964
NAUI Membership Expiration: 12/31/2018
NAUI Membership Status: Active

NAUI Member Email:
NAUI Member Phone: 973-366-2515
Environmental Enrichment Award - 2012

Courses I Teach

  • Scuba Diver
  • Adv Scuba Diver
  • Master Scuba Diver
  • Jr Scuba Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Refresher Scuba
  • Training Assistant

  • My NAUI Bio

    Ed Spencer – Bio

    Raised in Berkshire Valley and attended Roxbury High School in New Jersey.
    Wrestled varsity 4 years at Roxbury High School.
    Married classmate, Judy Whitmore, in 1962; divorced in 1967. One son, Ed Spencer, Jr. Grandchildren: Tom, Brent and Erik … all living in North Carolina.
    Became a NAUI scuba instructor in 1964 at Annapolis Maryland. Taught scuba at Findlay YMCA.
    Received a B.S. degree from Findlay College (1967) and wrestled four years.
    Taught and coached high school wrestling and football in both Crestline and East Cleveland, Ohio (1967-71). 
    Moved back to New Jersey to teach and coach wrestling at Morris Hills High School. Retired from wrestling in 1984, but continued teaching until 2002.
    Spent many summers pursuing continuing education courses in diving research, marine ecology and coral reef ecology.
    Received M.A. degree in Environmental Science at Montclair State (1980). 
    Attended Florida Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) in Melbourne for one year on sabbatical and received Ed.S. (Educational Specialist) degree in Environmental Education (1992/93).
    Married Barbara Packard on July 4, 1994.
    Obtained U.S. Coast Guard Captain’s License in 1999.
    Retired from education in 2002 after 35 yrs. of teaching.
    Own SCUBA ADVENTURES by Capt. Ed Spencer, where all levels of NAUI SCUBA are taught.

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