Owner & Operational Manager
Originally from Portugal, Ricardo didn’t discover scuba diving until he was 25 on a holiday to Cabo Verde! As some members of his family (Mum and Dad) still say, it was the worst thing he did – Trying this scuba diving thing! He fell mask over fins for the underwater world and 6 months later quit is IT job and left for Thailand to become a diving instructor! A big fan of tropical climes, he has been diving all around the world but always as close to the equator as possible.
After more than 10 years in the dive industry, Ricardo is now Padi IDC staff, Emergency First Responder Instructor and Gas Blender Instructor. With years of experience diving in Bali, he will show you the best that lies under the crystal waters of Nusa Penida. His favourite time on the water is when he is teaching and sharing his passion for diving with his students in Portuguese, English, Spanish, French or Bahasa Indonesia… Take your pick! When not underwater, in the office or running around the dive center, you can find him on top of a surf board trying hard to look cool!