More About Lance Rennka
Born in Denver, CO - August 31, 1940
Name: Frank Ivan Milhoan
From 3-6 South East corner of CO between Eads and Lamar
From 6-7 Tillamook, OR From 7-18 Taft, CA
Name Change in 1983 (due to numerology) to Lance Rennka
US Navy - 1958 - 1962
Boot Camp in San Diego, CA
Electrical and Electronics Prep School in Great Lakes, Illinois
Naval Academy Prep School in Bainbridge, MD
Electronics Communications School in Great Lakes, Illinois (Sailing Instructor)
US Navy Oceanographic Office - Oceanographic Survey Team - in Suitland, MD - Surveys and SCUBA diving: current speed and direction surveys at Sandy Hook, NJ and Roosevelt Roads, P.R. - Oceanographic survey ship NY to Bermuda to VA coring, sub-bottom profiling and first electronic bathythermograph tests - Water Safety Instructor and SCUBA Instruction
NAUI SCUBA Instructor Certification Course1965, San Francisco, CA
NAUI Industrial Orientation Course 1968, San Diego, CA
Santa Barbara City College 1968-70 - certificates of completion in Electronics and Marine Diving technology
Commercial Pilot 1972, Santa Barbara, CA - recertified after-arm-loss, San Luis Obispo, CA
Florida International University - 1974-75 BS Degree in Industrial Technology - MS Degree in Vocational and Industrial Education
PADI Course Director (SCUBA Instructor Trainer) 1983, Santa Ana, CA
California Coast University - Educational Doctorate in Curriculum Design 1986-88- Doctoral Thesis The Effect the Diving Specialties Have on the Diving Industry - published How to Make Money as SCUBA Instructor including 24 pre-approved specialty outlines (Lance is Dr. Specialties)
Hyperbaric Chamber Operations, Hyperbarics International, Key Largo, FL
American Sailing Association - certified - Bare Boat sail boat Charter to 50'
48 of the 50 US states including Hawaii and Alaska. Foreign countries visited British Columbia, Norway, Holland, Germany, France, Spain, Morocco, Mexico, Costa Rica, BVI, USVI, Puerto Rico, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominica Republic, Antigua, Barbados, Trinidad, Bahamas, Bermuda
Carpenter, Plumber, Mechanic, Welder, Machinist, Electrician, Electronics Technician, Instrument Man, Camera Department Manager (sales & stock control)
Dive Store Manager, Al's Sporting Goods, Cayucos, CA
Trained Sheriff and Fire Department Search & Recovery Teams
Oceanographic and Marine Biological Technician, Oceanographic Services, Inc. Santa Barbara
Commercial Diver Dual Bell Saturation Diving System Norway and Morocco
Dive Director, Puerto Rico International Undersea Laboratory - the largest and most sophisticated under water habitat in the world, Mayaguez, PR (arm loss due to medical malpractice)
College Instructor - Oceanographic Equipment and Instrumentation Florida Institute of Technology, Jensen Beach Florida
Central Coast Diving Academy 1976-82 SCUBA Instructional Company Owner
General Contractor, Morro Bay, CA
First Mate and Operations Officer 1982 - 150' Ocean Going Salvage Tug looking for the Attocha for Mel Fisher's Treasures Salvors out of Key West, FL
YMCA staff at the first All Handicapped program and their first Gold Instructor Program, Key West, FL
Aquatic Sports Direct 1983 at a Resort Hotel in Haiti
Marine Diving Technology instructor - Offshore Operations - SBCC, Santa Barbara, CA
International Training Director for SNUBA
PADI International College San Diego, CA - Staff 1980, Training Director 1983 Course Director & Specialty Instructor Trainer (11 Specialties)
PADI International College Santa Ana, CA Course Director, 11 week Gold Course, IOCs (cross-overs), IDCs (7 day programs + 2day IEs) Medic First Aid Instructor Trainer, Specialty Instructor Trainer (11 Specialties)
Owner of Costal Diving Academy training divers and Instructors from Hawaii to the USVI, Mexico and Costa Rica offering diver and instructor training in over 30 specialties.
Director of The Scott Carpenter Man In The Sea Program in Key Largo, FL home of Jules Undersea Lodge the only under water hotel in the world (formerly the PRINUL habitat) and the MarineLab under water science lab.
Under Water Video Productions - Script Writing, Direction, Shooting Acting, Interviewing, Assisting, Editing, Consulting and Production (shooting video since 1968 - B&W, reel to reel)
Trained SCUBA Instructors for NAUI, PADI, YMCA, & MDEA certified as an instructor with ANDI & IANTD
Training Director for Environmental Support Systems - http://www.frogdiver.com/ 1993 to 2003 - design, manufacturer, testing and curriculum design for Semi-closed and Closed Circuit Rebreathers plus Surface Oxygen Rebreathers - trained divers, Instructors and Instructor Trainers
Channel Writer (Spirit Writer, Medium Writer, Automatic Writer) Self-Help genre
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SCUBA Diving Books & Website
Lance is a published author, in the Recreational SCUBA Industry, having written multiple Instructor Manuals and Student Texts published by Talara Development Enterprises, Ltd., Anacapa Press and Wanderlust Associates, Inc.
As a result of his Doctoral Dissertation on The Effect of the Diving Specialties on the Diving Industry, he published How to Make Money as a SCUBA Instructor. He has written for the American College Encyclopedia - Oceanology section.
Lance has made presentation for and had articles published by the: International Conference on Underwater Education (ICUE), Diving Equipment Marketing Association (DEMA), Man In The Sea Symposium, YMCA SCUBA Association International and Boston Sea Rovers Convention.
He has also had articles published in diving related magazines and dive club news letters.
Books currently available:
Back in O2 - When There Were Wooden Tanks and Steel Men about the lessons Lance and his Dad learned from "the school of hard knocks" in the late 1950s when you got the test before the text. This is a hilarious book of anecdotes about the early days of diving and what it took to learn to dive without texts or instructors
The SCUBA Consumers Guide provides information for prospective and new divers about how to select a Dive Store, Instructor and diving equipment.
Diving Books in the final stages of editing, soon to be published:
- Back In O2 - When There Were Steel Tanks And Steel Men
- Back In O2 -When There Were Aluminum Tanks And Wooden Men
- Back In O2 -Pink Tanks And Sophisticated Ladies - Vanity, Vanity, All Is Vanity For And About Female Divers
- Back In O2 - The SCUBA Instructor Candidate Follies - These Are The People Who Have Been/Are Teaching Diving
- The Zen of SCUBA Diving - The Art Of Immersion
- Stress and SCUBA Diving - The Head Trips of Diving
- Marine Oriented Careers - How To Get Started
- Underwater Research For Non-Scientist Divers
- Underwater Mapping
- Close Encounters Of The Third Kind - Underwater
- SCUBA Diving Careers
A series of How To booklets are also being finalized for publication on this website:
- How to Use a Pole Spear
- How to Gear-up to Take Game
- How to Collect and Preserve Shells
- How to Collect and Preserve Starfish
- How to Collect and Preserve Casts
- How to Collect and Preserve Sheds
- How to Collect and Preserve Sea Urchins
- How to Collect and Preserve Sponges
- How to Clean and Prepare Bone Free Fish
- How to Make Fish Prints
- How to Stabilize U/W Video Cameras
- How to Make Shell Jewelry
- How to Navigate U/W Naturally
- How to Use Fins + Seven Different Fin Kicks
Commercial Diving Memoirs
Contact: Lance Rennka
Lance is an entertaining Motivational Trainer and Educator, available for discussions and presentations on a variety of topics. He is an accumulator, synthesizer, organizer and simplifier of knowledge and skill so others can learn faster, simpler, easier and better.
Lance is a published author, his newest books are:
Back From Beyond - A True Story About Dying to Learn the Meaning of Life, is available as an e-book . This book, written by a humorist, is about the life lessons Lance learned from losing an arm, dying, standing across the operating room and watching the medicos fill his body back full of blood and jump start him (an Out-of-Body-Experience), seeing visions, and having epiphanies.
Body/Brain - Soul/Mind - Cooperation or War - Your Choice, is also available as an e-book. This book is about what we are, how the Body functions, how the Soul functions, how the Spirit world supports us, and how our combined entity power works when we learn to cooperate.
Learning @ the Speed of Download is the One-Pass Learning System Introduction and Template so you can take a four unit course of study, pre-school to Graduate School, Knowledge or Skill and produce a two hour DVD which anyone with the prerequisite requirements to take the course can watch one-time (One-Pass) and receive 90+% retention and retrieval for Life.
Programming - Life on Automatic is about how we were pre-programmed, how we are being programmed and how to "uninstall" the programs which are not serving us. Then how to install programs which will automatically cause positive responses to stimuli to produce what we want.
Life 101 The Building Blocks of Life is a series of booklets for teenagers so when they turn 18 and are responsible for their own decisions, they'll be ready.
The Universal Laws is a compilation with explanations of the basic laws which govern our experiences on this plane of existence. The Laws work for everyone - even if you didn't know they existed or what they were.
You can read the book overviews and read the first chapters at http://www.lance-rennka.com/
Lance is a Channel Writer - Spiritual Entities write through him. He is publishing a series of How to Channel . . . Booklets. Go to www.lance-rennka.com/booklets for a review of the titles.