Managers, Instructors and Guides...

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Instructor and guide

Marco Faccio

SSI and PADI INSTRUCTOR

FREEDIVING INSTRUCTOR

ENG – ITA – POR -FRA

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.

Instructor and guide

PEDRO OYA

SSI INSTRUCTOR

BASE LEADER

ENG – POR – SPA – POL

Born in Brazil, since very young I started to practice sports and very soon became passionate about outdoor activities and travels. My master in anthropology made me even more eager to travel and explore different cultures and places. I first discovered the world of scuba diving in 2011. I was charmed by the amazing underwater scenery as soon as I began my first diving course in Rio de Janeiro. An unbelievable variety of colorful fish and the sense of feeling weightless underwater ensured that this was only the beginning of a long romance. In 2015 I decided to turn diving from a hobby into a profession and I did my DM Trainee with Azul Diving. After that, I kept acquiring experience and became a OW Instructor in 2017. This is my fourth season on this amazing island and one more year of lots of dives, friends, and adventures!

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SSI Divemaster

Ewa Janowska

SSI DiveMaster

ENG – POL

I have graduated in cognitive science and have been developing a career in advertising and digital marketing until something has changed while immersing to the blue for the first time. I became passionate about diving and a dive professional all the way with Azul Diving Center. Starting with a life-changing adventure Zero Gravity Experience in 2015 and continuing by becoming a Dive Master in 2017, thus changing the desk and laptop to wetsuit and tank! From Poland where I was born, I brought the passion for yoga, running and traveling which goes perfectly well with diving.

Divemaster Trainee

Rémi Andris

FRA – ENG

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!

SSI Instructor

Pedro Herrador

SPA – ENG – GER

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.

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Divemaster Trainee

Louise Currie

FRA – ENG

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!

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