Sebastian Duran - Dive Instructor
Sebastian is a Marine Biologist, graduated from Universidad de Oriente in Margarita Island, Venezuela. He started diving in 1994 in Venezuela, and is now a PADI Master Instructor, Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer and an SSI Dive Control Specialist Instructor. Sebastian is able to teach courses in both English and Spanish.
He has professional PADI certifications for the following specialties:
AWARE-Fish ID, AWARE-Shark Conservation, Boat Diving, Deep Diving, Digital Underwater Photography, Drift Diving, Emergency Oxygen Provider, Enriched Air Diving, Night Diving, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search & Recovery, Sidemount, Self-Reliant Diver, Tec 40, Tec 45, Tec 50, Tec Sidemount, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigator, Wreck Diving
He is also certified as a PADI Tec Rec Trimix Blender and Tec Trimix Diver.
He has several favorite pieces of dive equipment including his Apeks Sidemount Regulator Kit, Apeks WSX-25 Sidemount Harness, Aqua Lung Impression Mask, Mares Avanti Quattro + Fins & GoPro Camera with FLIP4 3 Red Filter Kit.
“Since I was little and thanks to my parents, I had been interested in the underwater world. Every time we visited the beach I found myself exploring the coral reefs. In 1994 I took my first diving course: PADI Open Water Diver. Learning to dive has been one of the most exciting experiences in my life; I was so fascinated by the underwater world that I decided to become a Marine Biologist. At the present moment I work as a Manager at Squalo Divers, if I am not at the store counter you can find me at the pool giving dive classes or at the sea leading a dive group. I also love to take underwater photos; this is why my underwater camera has become my very special dive buddy”.
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