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Our Team

Meet the team

Say a little something about your team here, tell the story of how you got together, describe what roles people play, and help your customers get to know you better! All your staff members can be listed below, with their respective photos, job titles, descriptions or mini-bios, and Twitter handles.


Alejandro Otero

Scuba Instructor

Alejandro (Alex) was born and raised in Venezuela. He received his Masters Degree in Law from Universidad Catolica Andres Bello (UCAB) and practiced law for 16 years. He began diving over 20 years ago. Since a young age, he has always been drawn to the water. He is currently a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Emergency First Response Instructor, and PSI Visual Cylinder Inspector. He is dedicated to sharing his love for the ocean with as many people as he can! Alejandro teaches courses in both English and Spanish.

Alejandro Otero

Cristina Pedroso

Scuba Instructor

Originally from Cuba and raised in Venezuela. Cristina graduated from Babson College, Wellesley, Mass, MBA program. After working many years she gave up the corporate world to become a full time scuba instructor and mom of twins “future divers”. She has been diving for more than 20 years, and is always involved in ocean related activities. My passion is diving, she says! Cristina decided to become a PADI Instructor in 2001 and in 2014 became a PADI Master Instructor. Cristina teaches courses in both English and Spanish.

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Cristina Pedroso


Dara Creutz

Scuba Instructor

Dara, born and raised in Southern California, earned her Open Water Diver certification in 1998. After graduating from the University of Southern California, she worked as an actress for several years before moving to South Korea to teach English. All the while, she dove anywhere, anytime!

After South Korea, she moved to Thailand, where she began her professional diving career. Eventually, she became a Master Scuba Diver Trainer and EFR Instructor. She next taught in Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands before landing with us in Miami. Dara is beyond thrilled to be a member of Team Squalo!

Dara Creutz

Sebastian Duran

Scuba 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 and Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer. Sebastian is able to teach courses in both English and Spanish.

Sebastian Duran


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