Originally from the SF Bay Area, Tim Hatler grew up in a sailing family – son of the owner of a Sailboat Dealership in Redwood City, California. Tim graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering at UC Santa Barbara but soon followed his heart back to the water and boats.
Tim worked on Dive Vessels in San Diego area to obtain his Captains License and then used it to captain dive boats for the Catalina Island Marine Institute. He then founded a Tall Ship Program for the same company on a 156 foot 3 masted topsail schooner named Tole Mour, and spent 9 years running it, starting as program director and ending up Captain/Director for the nonprofit educational program.
Tim then moved ashore to Baja to build and run Palapas Ventana, an Ocean Adventure resort in southern Baja where for the last 18 years he has been offering Ed- Ventures to their guests in a 13 bungalow facility with 6 boats in a small coastal town on the Sea of Cortez and now expanding operations in Mag Bay. Tim loves SCUBA, Freediving, Surfing, Sailing, Kitesurfing, Spearfishing, Fishing and exploring Baja´s nooks and crannies in search of adventure. Tim is married to Jimena a La Paz local with an oceanography degree and they have a son Tanner who loves the water!