Technical Cave Instructor & Tek OW Sidemount Instructor
Like almost all the divers, I have a former life, a former profession. But one day I really discover a new love, a new passion… Diving, that made me re-think my way of living.
So I started living my dream, working on my passion.
After several years dedicating myself to the diving industry, I decided to move to Mexico, and that’s when my passion was reinforced. When exactly? The moment I put my head under the water in a Cenote. Then I knew it, this is where I belong, the caves, the underground rivers.
And this is what I try to transmit, as much as I can, in my work and in my teaching, this love and this spirit.
Also it is an unlimited world. You always have something new to learn, a new discovery to make, a new hole in the ground to explore. That keeps you mentally active always trying to get the best from yourself.
Full Cave Instructor
Intro to Cave Instructor
TDI Sidemount Instructor
Advanced Nitrox Instructor
TDI Underwater Cave Surveying
Adv. Cave – Stage/Multi-Stage Diver
Adv. Cave – DPV Diver
Adv. Cave – Sidemount Diver
Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor
SDI Sidemount Instructor
Diver Propulsion Vehicle Instructor
Solo Diving Instructor
Specialty Instructor: Wreck, Snorkeling, Computer Diver, Deep Diving, Equipment Specialist, Marine EcoSystems Awareness, Underwater Navigation Diving, Night-Limited Visibility Diving, Computer Nitrox, Advanced Buoyancy, Boat Diving, Drift Diving, Dry Suit Diving, Shore and Beach Diving.
Cavern Instructor & Cave Guide
A Spaniard with an Environmental Sciences degree, who went to Mexico for a week, felt in love with the cenotes and decided to stay.
Since I was a child my family taught me the love for Nature and open spaces. I’m lucky to have a very intrepid family who shared with me a lot of adventures. Since I have memory I have been hiking, climbing, snorkeling, doing speleology, skiing, camping, traveling, traveling and traveling. And then, one day in one of those trips, I went to Australia and discovered scuba diving. Everything changed that day.
In 2009 I got certified as an Open Water diver. Soon after that I came to Mexico with a friend, where I went diving, surprisingly for me, in a cenote, a flooded cavern. The only word that came to my mind during the whole dive was: MAGIC.
That experience put my life upside down and in October 2009 I decided to move to Mexico. After a year of training and gaining experience in the area I started working as an Open Water instructor and cavern and cave guide.
Nowadays, with almost 4000 dives, most of them in an overhead environment, I’m still amazed when I think I’m getting paid for DIVING!
Guiding in cenotes in the Riviera Maya since 2010. The best of Mexico is underwater and I would love to show it to you.
Advanced – No mount Sidemount Diver
Adv. Cave – Stage Multistage Diver
Full Cave Diver
Advanced Open Water Instructor
Gold 500 Instructor
React Right Instructor (FA, CPR, AED, O2)
Specialty Instructor: Cavern, Enriched Air Nitrox, Wreck Diving, Recreational Cavern & Cenote Diving, Perfect Buoyancy, Night Diving and Limited Visibility, Equipment Techniques, Navigation, Dive Guide, Deep, Coral, Marine Ecology, Science Of Diving.
Professional underwater camera‐woman and photographer, full cave diver, biologist, conservationist, ecologist and passionate to the bone for traveling and creative arts.
At an early age, Valentina discovered in filming and photographing the underwater a continuous source of inspiration, love and a never‐ending learning environment.
She thrives on the challenges brought by the different working environments, and she brings boundless energy, enthusiasm and great skill to her camera work. She loves working in a team, and is supportive and creative beyond expectations.
Although her main passion remains the water, Valentina is also a topside photographer/camerawoman and drone operator.
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More than friends we like to consider them as part of the great family we are, united by the same passions: diving and nature.