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.
He started diving in 1998. But it wasn’t until 2006 when he decided to change his native land for the Mexican Caribbean waters.
Everything changed and he acquired a large experience along all the Caribbean: México, Dominican Republic, Jamaica.. During all this time, he had the fortune of working with several underwater photographers and in that moment a great interest for underwater photography awakened in him.
With a restless and curious mind, he started experimenting with lights and flashes. In an endless hunt of new spots, transforming images into something different, with the goal of catching the public attention. Always experimenting with new techniques that never cease to amaze. Creating his own style.
His most important works:
- Projects with Huawei
- Promotional video for the first Mirrorless camera for Canon.
- Projects with Modelo Sub.
- Shortfilm Undead, for a Canadian festival
- Project Silent World shown at the Gallery of Berlin DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM.
- Second place at the daily competition of Dialy Dozen of NatGeoYourShot
- Shared exhibit of the ACM agency, Exposición compartida en la agencia ACM, traveling throughout the Yucatan peninsula (México).
Check his work on Instagram:
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.
Check her work on Instagram:
More than friends we like to consider them as part of the great family we are, united by the same passions: diving and nature.