Managers, Instructors and Guides...

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SSI Instructor Trainer

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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Skipper | Diver

Nuno Vieira


Born in the ’90s and raised in Madeira Island; I live in Machico, a beautiful and calm city on the East Coast. From an early age, I had a connection with the ocean and that made me respect and care about it, especially the beautiful species we have in Madeira. I gained skills and knowledge about the ocean when I joined SANAS Madeira, the Madeira Lifeboat Station. Since I’ve become a skipper, I now have the pleasure of showing whoever wants to find out more, all about our beautiful oceans.

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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.

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SSI | PADI | CMAS Instructor



Born in 1984 in Eastern France….I grew up in a region not conducive to discover scuba diving. However, from an early age, travel and the beauty of the ocean have always attracted me. At the end of my studies, when I was 18, I made my first solo trip and this desire for discovery has always remained intact.
Going through the Caribbean, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Europe and Africa, I discovered diving. These experiences around the world have made me want to become an instructor and share this beautiful discovery.
So here I am, now, ready to share and teach this passion in Madeira.
Take the time, follow your wishes and join us. “What we must learn to do, we learn by doing”.

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James o Grady


Born in 1999. Growing up on Clare Island a small island off the west coast of Ireland I developed a love and passion for the the ocean  I’ve done my open water course in 2015 and knew after school I wanted to travel and pursue diving as a career since then I’ve done my emergency first responder my rescue diver and my advanced open water in 2019 looking forward to my new adventure meeting new people and working at Azul dive center.

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