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Meet our award winning, dedicated team of Instructors.

  • Andy
    Andy
    Course Director
  • Suzy
    Suzy
    Course Director
Meet the Team
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Andy
Course Director

Born in: Scotland

At UDC since: As long as I can remember (circa 2000)

Instructor qualifications: PADI Resident Course Director, PADI/IANTD Trimix Instructor Trainer, Rebreather Instructor Trainer, DAN Instructor Trainer, NSS-CDS Sidemount Cave Diver, International Yacht Training Instructor Trainer, Beautiful Oceans Science Instructor Trainer

Specialties taught: All except ice and altitude

Languages: English

Favorite dive site in Utila: Whale Rock and Pumpkin Hill Banks

Favorite dive site outside Utila: Darwins Arch, Galapagos!

Most memorable diving moment: Won’t say!

About me: Happiest when I am underwater on a Monday hearing my watch chime 9am and enjoying the sunset ‘après dive’ with friends and a cold drink!

Suzy
Course Director

Born in: England

At UDC since: 2010

Instructor qualifications: PADI Course Director, EFR Instructor Trainer, Beautiful Oceans Instructor Trainer, IAHD-Americas Instructor Trainer, IYT Diveboat Mate Instructor, IYT Diveboat Coxswain Instructor, DAN Instructor.

Specialties taught: Most of them, favourites being Conservation related and Photography.

Languages: English and some Spanish

Favorite dive site in Utila: Jack Neil Beach, Seahorse hunting!

Favorite dive site outside Utila: HP Reef, Maldives

Most memorable diving moment: Manta cleaning station the Maldives….. 20 Mantas Rays cruising over my head for an hour, lining up waiting to be cleaned like Jumbo jets coming in to land!

About me: Happiest with a pair of Sidemount tanks, my camera in my hand and a Seahorse or Nudibranch infront of me.

Josiah “Juicy”
Head Instructor

Nationality: USA

Instructor Qualifications: PADI Master Instructor, EFR Instructor

Specialties Taught: Nitrox, Deep, Wreck, Lionfish Containment, 02 Gas Blender, PPB, Digital Imaging, Navigation, Fish ID and Cavern

Teaching Languages: English & Utilian

Favorite Site in Utila: Deep Tarp

Favorite Non-Utila Site: Teluk Kembahu, Lembeh Straight, Indonesia

Most Memorable Diving Moment: Doing the Beqa Shark dive in Fiji with my dad.

About me: I love to teach diving, big sharks, cave diving, Guiness and cheese! Pretty much sums it up.

Mary
Head Divemaster

Born in: England

At UDC since: January 2014

Instructor qualifications: PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Specialties taught: Wreck, Search & Recovery, Nitrox, Deep, DUP, O2

Languages: English

Favorite dive site in Utila: Red Cliff

Favorite dive site outside Utila: Zenobia

About me: I like diving

Sabina
Instructor

Born in: Mexico

At UDC since: January 2016

Instructor Qualifications: Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Specialty Instructor, EFR Instructor

Specialties Taught: Wreck, Deep, Nitrox

Languages: English & Spanish

Favorite Dive Site in Utila: Pumpkin Hills

Favorite Non-Utila Dive Site: Little Stirrup Key, Bahamas

Most Memorable Diving Moment: My very first confined water session

About me: I’m a Mexican who doesn’t like tequila, spicy food or avocado and I worked as an Uber driver for 6 months to save up to become an instructor!

Doug
Instructor

Born in: USA

At UDC since: May 2016

Instructor qualifications: PADI Master Scuba Diving Trainer, Specialty Instructor, EFR Instructor

Specialties taught: Enriched Air (Nitrox), Deep, Wreck, Gas Blender, Equipment, O2 Provider, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE, Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation

Languages: English

Favorite dive site in Utila: Black Hills

Favorite non-Utila dive site: Chumphon Pinnacle, Thailand

Most memorable diving moment: When a huge pod of bottlenose dolphins decided to join me on a dive. We were completely surrounded by them. Played with us underwater for 15 minutes before heading back off into the blue.

About me: It was always a dream of mine to go diving, and I finally got the chance while living in Southeast Asia. I was hooked from the first dive. If I’m not underwater, you can find me in the forest or high up on a mountain somewhere.

Sam
GoCCR Instructor

Born in: Scarborough, England

At UDC since: November, 2016

Instructor qualifications: PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Specialties taught: PPB, Night, Side Mount, Deep, Drysuit, Navigation, Search And Recovery, Enriched Air, Project Aware, Coral Reef Conservation, Wreck

Languages: English, Scottish, Cornish!

Favorite dive site in Utila: Halliburton Wreck

Favorite dive site outside Utila: Los Narćoticos Wrecks – Gran Canaria

Most memorable diving moment: Taking my farther who has a life long fear of water for a dive In a swimming pool… he even managed to remove and replace his regulator underwater!

About me: I have been an Instructor for 3 years, I love diving in the cold waters of the uk in a dry suit as much as I do here in lovely warm Utila! I am a metal head so give me a wreck and I will be happy for hours!

Nico
Staff Instructor

Born in: Chile

At UDC since: February 2016

Instructor qualifications: PADI MSDT, IAHD-Americas Instructor

Specialties taught: Nitrox, Deep, Wreck, Equipment, O2 Provider, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Protect Aware, Tec Rec Gas Blender

Languages: Spanish and English

Favorite dive site in Utila: Aquarium

Favorite dive site outside Utila: T3, Perhentians islands, Malaysia

Most memorable diving moment: Wreck diving in Chile with a Sea Lion!!

About me: Talk to me about diving, music, travelling, photography and we’ll be friends!