SSI Certified: Specialty Instructor, Gas Blender Nitrox/ Trimix, Extended Range Nitrox, Advanced Open Water Instructor
GUE Certified: Fundamentals
Claudia is a passionate diver. Got her Open water certification in 2011 and in 2013 became a scuba diver instructor.
She loves teaching and in some way transmitting her passion for the aquatic world while raising awareness of environmental issues.
Along with the teaching also has the passion to photograph, especially Nudibranchs.
Arlindo is that kind of diver, who usually doesn't wash his equipment because every dive is in fresh water. There's an exception, though and that is when he wants to dive wrecks. There aren't so many in fresh water on this side of the globe...
Loves all about photography, for that reason always carries the camera to take amazing pictures and share with all of us.Born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1971.In November 2009, discovered the wonderful underwater world.PADI, AOWD and Nitrox.Already dived in México, Jamaica, Punta Cana and of course in Portugal.In Portugal the most dived Spots are in Sesimbra, but also dives in Peniche, Portimão, Cascais and Madeira.Start shooting underwater with a Panasonic TZ7 in May 2010.In April 2011 bought used equipment, Nikon D100 with a Hugyfot Housing.In November 2011, bought new equipment: Nikon D90 also with Hugyfot Housing.His passion is Macro photography, special shooting Nudibranchs and also others tiny animals of the underwater, but sometimes loves to shoot the amazing environment of the underwater with and without divers.His photos where used in some publications as:Celebration of the 25 years of River Gurara by Sesimbra town hall;News Paper “Publico”, about the 25 years of the River Guirara;Book about the Cabo Espichel, “Terras de um Mundo Perdido”;Book cover of the Cinema Festival “Finisterra” in 2014;Photography exhibition during the Cinema Festival “Finisterra”,2014;7 Pages ith photos on the most important Portuguese Photography magazine “Mundo da Fotografia Digital”, 2013.He regrets not having discovered the diving and the underwater photography long time ago…..His favorite quote: "Life is too short to stress yourself with people who don't even deserve to be an issue in your life..."
Started to dive in the late 70's, and has become a technical and cave diver.
He loves the ocean as well as fresh water caves.
What he likes most, is to do exploration dives, it doens't matter if in fresh or salt water, as long as it is exploration!
Graduate in Audiovisual and Multimedia Comunication from ULHT, "A picture is worth a thousand words" is the phrase that I like best to define the way I love to communicate. I love challenges of overcoming, I do trekking, mountaineering and, of course, diving! What do they all have in common? Union with Nature and an inexplicable sense of Freedom.
Luis favorite quote is "Dive to Live".
Loves to travel and knows the sea from around the world, diving.
Luis discovered soon the passion for underwater photography and video, and wherever he dives, he always takes his cameras with him.
One more PortugalDive.com diver and underwater photographer.
Always dives with his camera, because truly loves to photograph the amazing world you find underwater.
That´s his way of relaxing from the today's life crazy rhythm.
Started to dive in 2011.
For Manuel, to dive is a way for relieving the everyday stress, but also an honor for his family, traditionally connected to the sea.
He always takes his Go Pro with him to capture images from the dive and share with all of us.
Lover of all aquatic things, preferably underwater.
Started diving in Egypt in the early 2000's and kept improving his diving skills
and experiences since then.
Underwater photography, technical diving, and diving instruction are some of his strongest interests.
Paulo is the atypical diver. If you ask him he is going to say he doesn't like to dive. For Paulo diving is a way of getting there. And "there" is always a shipwreck, preferably those built from iron, whose story he is going to dig for as many years as necessary until he knows all about the ship, the people that were on board, why did it sink and all the details you will find here in PortugalDive.com if are in it for wrecks.
Pedro is one of the most experienced divers whose contributions to PortugalDive.com are most appreciated because he is also one of the most frequent divers' of PortugalDive.com group of friends.
He was certified as Open Water Diver in 1999. In 2002 took is first Open Circuit Technical course. Became a CCR diver in 2005, and Trimix CCR diver 10 years later in 2015.
Loves deep diving and photography.
A diver with a splendid sense of humor and someone you would choose to be your Buddy on a diving course.
Other relevant courses or specializations: Speleology Level III (AESDA), First Aid, Underwater Photography Level II - CMAS
Underwater Archeology level I - NAS
Relevant data or functions: Chairman of the Board of AESDA - Association of Underground Studies and Defense of the Environment
Functions in association: Member of the Audit Committee of Xplorasub - Association of Underwater Studies, Responsible for the speleo-diving section at Xplorasub - Association of Underwater Studies
Main Interests: Speleology, Archeology, Photography
Professional qualification: Civil Engineer - specialist in underground work
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