Managers, Instructors and Guides...

SSI and PADI Instructor

Marco Faccio


Born in 1980, is a project manager and web designer.In 2004, during an exotic holiday in Tunisia, he experienced his first underwater breathe and immediately got hooked. Since then, he decided to orient his professional career on scuba diving, becoming a Padi Divemaster in 2008, a Master Scuba Diver Trainer in 2010 and a Dive Base Manager in 2013. He is also an enthusiastic underwater photographer: almost all the pictures you can spot in this website are his work.

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Manuel Sand


Born in 1997 in Germany, I grew up around mountains and nature and developed a love for the outdoors very early.
After graduating from high school I went to live in New Zealand for a year and then another year in Australia. There, on the Great Barrier Reef my love for the outdoors got me to start scuba diving and within the year I decided to do the Instructor Course.
Now I am off to the next adventure on the beautiful island of Madeira.

SSI Instructor

Pedro Herrador


Marine Biologist and SSI Instructor since 2017, I discovered my passion for scuba diving while studying my bachelor in Biology, and I did my Dive Master Trainee here in Azul Diving in 2015. I also work as a whale- watching guide in Iceland when I’m not underwater.  I love traveling and living abroad, sports, photography and, of course, nature. Fluent in both Spanish and English, and able to communicate in German.


Louise Currie


Born in Belgium, I grew up on the west coast of the United States and from an early age began to develop a love for the ocean. I spent hours combing the beaches for sand dollars, before step-by-step beginning to adventure into the water, suddenly finding myself swimming among moon jellyfish or in the middle of giant kelp, spying on the Dungeness crabs. While studying marine biology in Hawaii, I began to further explore the underwater world through freediving and took my first SCUBA course. Now, it is with great joy and determination that I prepare to continue following this passion in Madeira!


Rémi Andris


Born in France in 1989, having a passion for travel I hit the road as soon as graduating from University. I spent 3 years traveling through Asia, Oceania and the Middle East where I started diving in the Red Sea at the end of 2016. It was there that I discovered my love for diving and started to think to pursue it as a career instead of sitting behind a desk doing marketing and the other things I studied for.

So here I am in Madeira to become a professional diver!

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