Meet our team
Dive Club Cipreia is a PADI IDC 5 Star center, and teaches all PADI levels, from Scuba Diver to Instructor. Every year, we conduct a Instructor Course (IDC) with supervision of an examiner that PADI sends Portugal to ensure the quality of the instructors we have trained.
Our resident instructors participate in this course and take the opportunity to make an annual update of the diving practices and PADI standards. The experience accumulated by our team is crucial when deciding whether there are conditions to dive safely and what is needed to ensure a good experience for our divers, them being beginners or technical diving enthusiasts.
Nuno had contact with the Sea ever since he was a child.He graduated from Dive Club Cipreia as Divemaster, and during a trip around the world decided to become PADI and EFR Instructor.
Marcelo had his first contact with diving in the Algarve in 2003.
Brazil, Gibraltar, Mozambique and Red Sea are some of the destinations he has visited for diving.Since 2015 he is also a PADI MSDT
Miguel started diving with Dive Club Cipreia, and made the progression up to Divemaster. He already has several Summers in Algarve where he did much of the training.
Working with DiveClubCipreia since 2014, did the OWD in 1990, and became Instructor in 1994. Since then he never came out of the water!!!
He already collected over 50 different certifications, highlighting the most important as-Tec Trimix Instructor, Tec-Deep, Gas Blender and EFR Instructor Trainer.
He has worked with dive operations at various levels for over 20 years and has more than 20,000 logged dives, having plunged into several Oceans, as the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian etc.
Sara did her first dive in 2005, French Polynesia, and quickly developed a passion by the sea.
She started her diving career with DiveClubCipreia in 2014 and followed up with a trip through the Americas.
She has dived in Honduras, St. Lucia, Panama and Lagos.
John did the Open Water in 1994 and never stopped diving. He did Nitrox, Wreck, Deep, Night and Cave specialities and remains one of our most experienced Divemasters. In addition, he is diver and Trimix blender by TDI.
Over the years he has become a second class professional diver, being an expert in underwater welding and cutting .
Has is certified for equipment maintenance for Mares, Scubapro, Aqualung, Oceanic and Apeks.
He works in adventure sports since 1997, and when not diving he can be found climbing a mountain or cycling down a mountain!
Ricardo´s passion for the Sea began through his father, a fisherman, who at the age of 6 offered him the first snorkel, mask and fins.
A passionate apprentice of Scuba Diving, since 1999. He learned with multiple agencies, instructors and configurations, which allowed him to reach SSI Instructor level and Hypoxic Trimix diver.
Living Scuba Diving with passion, he feels DIVE CLUB CIPREIA like home. He uses all the opportunities to learn and share his experiences.
Nuno started his diving career with DiveClubCipreia last century. He worked as a Cenotes guide in Mexico from 2002-05, and managed dive centers in Dominican Republic, Brazil, Curacao, Jamaica and Cape Verde.
He returned to Portugal to open DiveClubCipreia in Lagos, which has been fundamental with the experience he accumulated throughout the world.
Coordinator for Diving activities in Sesimbra.
She has been working in Grupo-Expedição since 2004, she's a diver since 2006 and joined DiveClubCipreia in 2009.
She is of Italian origin, from Turin, and came to Portugal in 1991! Currently waiting for portuguese citizenship!
She loves to have the deck full of customers, have many tanks to fill and see the boats always working. Given the ancient date of birth, she is considering developing a dive center project for seniors