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Team

Meet our award winning, dedicated team of Instructors.

  • Josiah “Juicy”
    Josiah “Juicy”
    Course Director
  • Suzy
    Suzy
    Course Director
Meet the Team
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Josiah “Juicy”
Course Director

Nationality: USA

Instructor Qualifications: PADI Course Director, EFR Instructor Trainer

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

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.

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.

Kat
Divemaster

Born in: Vancouver, Canada,

At UDC since: Jan 2019

Instructor qualifications: PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Specialties taught: deep, wreck, nitrox, gas blender, efr, o2 provider, equipment specialist and carribean lionfish containment diver

Languages: English

Favorite dive site in Utila: Labyrinth

Favorite dive site outside Utila: chumphon pinnacle, koh tao Thailand

Most memorable diving moment: 45 glorious minutes side by side a whale shark

About me: I am a sea witch and my best friends are eels

Rosie
Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Born in: Mexico

At UDC since: October 2018

Instructor qualifications: PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Specialties taught: Adaptive, Deep, Equipment, Gas Blender, Nitrox, O2 Provider, Wreck

Languages: English, Spanish

Favorite dive site in Utila: Airport Caves, Labyrinth

Favorite dive site outside Utila: Julian Rocks in Byron Bay, Australia

Most memorable diving moment: hanging out with two manta rays during our safety stop on my third dive ever! Ended up hanging out for about ten minutes! 😍

Ewen
Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Born in: Ontario, Canada

At UDC since: Jan 2019

Instructor qualifications: PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Specialties taught: Nitrox, Deep, Wreck, Gas Blender, Equipment Specialist, EFR Trainer, O2 Provider Trainer

Languages: English

Favorite dive site in Utila: Big Rock

Favorite dive site outside Utila: Bloody Bay Wall, Little Cayman

Most memorable diving moment: Seeing two black tip reef sharks up close and personal whilst leading divers along a breathtaking section of very sheer wall

About me: If found, please return to the ocean

Mike
Equipment Specialist

Born in: South Africa (Patriotic to Scotland!)

At UDC since: July 2018

Instructor qualifications: PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Specialties taught: Adaptive, Nitrox, Equipment, Wreck, Tec Rec Gas Blender

Languages: English, Afrikaans

Favorite dive site in Utila: Airport Caves

Favorite dive site outside Utila: Tufia on Gran Canaria

Most memorable diving moment: Having my Rescue course “interrupted” by a school of dolphins while simulating a panicked diver scenario.

About me: Between working in the Equipment Department, leading dives and teaching courses, I find my role at UDC very fulfilling. I BBQ and know things

Celeste
Divemaster

Born in: U.S.A.

At UDC since: Jan 2018

Instructor qualifications: PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Specialties taught: nitrox, deep, wreck, adaptive, emergency oxygen provider

Languages: English

Favorite dive site in Utila: big rock or airport caves

Favorite dive site outside Utila: Hiroshi point, kosrae, Micronesia

Most memorable diving moment: the first time I saw string of pearls!

Anton
Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Born in: Sweden

At UDC since: August 2018

Instructor qualifications: PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Specialties taught: Adaptive Techniques, Deep, Enriched Air, Equipment Specialist,Wreck, Tec Rec Gas Blender, Emergency Oxygen Provider, Peak Performance Buoyancy, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, CLCD

Languages: English, Swedish, Norwegian, Half backpack of Spanish.

Favorite dive site in Utila: Black Hills, The Maze, Pinnacle

Favorite dive site outside Utila: Islas Bledes, Ibiza

Most memorable diving moment: Sighting of a whale shark during a dive at Ted’s point!

About me: Speaking bubbles is my favorite language!

Katrina
Divemaster Mentor

Born in: Malta U.K.

At UDC since: October 2017

Instructor qualifications: PADI Staff Instructor

Specialties taught: Nitrox, Deep, Wreck, Night, Underwater Naturalist, O2 Provider, Aware Underwater Reef Clean,

Languages: English

Favorite dive site in Utila: Sting Ray point & Black Hills & Table Top

Favorite dive site outside Utila: Mike’s Point Raja Ampat

Most memorable diving moment: Being hooked on a reef hook underneath 2 opposing shark tornadoes during tide change – stunningly fabulous!

About me: Diving has made my soul sing since the first time I blew bubbles during my OW in the Maldives. My passion for ocean conservation, sustainability and all things marine, drives me to pass on the immense fun that is diving, along with a healthy respect and Sense of care to all things oceanic and it’s critical link to our lives and very existence. I love a quiet G&T at the end of the day on the UDC dock as the sun sets, reflecting both the rose light off the sea and my thoughts back at me.

Eeva
Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Born in: Finland

At UDC since: September 2018

Instructor qualifications: PADI Staff Instructor

Specialties taught: Nitrox, Deep, Wreck, Gas Blender, Equipment Specialist, Adaptive, Emergency Oxygen Provider

Languages: English, French, Finnish, smattering of Norwegian

Favorite dive site in Utila: Airport Caves

Favorite dive site outside Utila: Chumphon Pinnacle, Koh Tao, Thailand

Most memorable diving moment: Seeing my first ever seahorse under the UDC dock after a confined water session on the deep tarp!

About me: I might look like a Star Wars Imperial Storm Trooper in my white wetsuit, but I’m a better shot than one.

Logan
Divemaster Mentor

Born in: Canada

At UDC since: Dec 2017

Instructor qualifications: PADI Staff Instructor

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

Languages: English

Favorite dive site in Utila: Sturch’s Bank

About me: On Wednesdays we wear pink.

Mathieu
Divemaster Mentor

Born in: France

At UDC since: Dec 2017

Instructor qualifications: PADI Staff Instructor

Specialties taught: Deep, Nitrox, Night, Wreck, equipment specialist, TecRec Trimix Blender, O2 provider, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Coral Reef conservation, Project AWARE

Languages: French, English and Picking up Spanish!

Favorite dive site in Utila: Pinnacle

Favorite dive site outside Utila: So many !! Manta Point, Nusa Penida / B17 Bomber, Calvi, Corsica / Cenote Siete Bocas, Mexico …

About me: I am for SCUBA!

David
Divemaster Mentor

Born in: Honduras

At UDC since: Jan 2019

Instructor qualifications: PADI Staff Instructor

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

Languages: English, Spanish, Honduran

Favorite dive site in Utila: Fish Bowl

Favorite dive site outside Utila: Monad Shoal, Malapascua, Philippines

Most memorable diving moment: While Thresher sharks swam underneath us a mobula glided right in front of me and my students. All this together as we were doing our deep stop at the line of Monad.

About me: I am always good! If I don’t say hi is because I am not wearing my glasses and you are a blur.

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

Nico
Master 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!