Leagues Ahead Diving

Meet The Team

Sophie

sophie the instructor of leagues ahead diving

Instructor 

Languages – English

James

james team member

Instructor 

Languages – English and Spanish

Vlad

vlad team member

DSD Leader

Languages – Russian, Latvian and English

Alberto

Alberto team member

Instructor 

Languages – Spanish and English

Sophie

Sophie the instructor smiling

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor/ EFR Instructor/ Specialty Instructor

  • Owner, Social Media, Customer Support
  • Languages: English
  • Specialties: Peak Performance Buoyancy, Dive against Debris, AWARE Fish Identification, Wreck
  • Favourite dive site: Amadores Bay
  • Favourite part about diving: I love the shallower dives, lying on the sand with the bright sunshine shining down and watching the vivid colours of the fish come to life! I also love teaching children and helping divers overcome their nerves when taking their first fin-kicks!
  • What is your favourite fish: My favourite fish is the parrot fish! Their huge smiles and inquisitive faces never fail to amaze me and make me feel grateful that I have the best job in the world. They are the first fish I remember seeing when I completed my Discover Scuba Diving lesson and for that reason will always be my favourite.
  • Colour of scuba diving gear: It has to be pink!

James

briefing for certified divers

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor/ EFR Instructor/ Specialty Instructor

  • Owner
  • Languages: English
  • Specialties: Peak Performance Buoyancy, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, Deep, Drift, UW Navigation, Project AWARE
  • Favorite dive site: The marine reserve El Cabron
  • Favorite part about diving: The feeling of being able to breathe underwater and being weightless!
  • Favorite fish: I couldn’t tell you my favorite fish, but if I had to choose it would be the giant Stingrays I encounter in El Cabron on special occasions.
  • The color of diving gear: Blue

Vlad

Vlad divemaster helping a student

PADI Divemaster/ DSD leader

  • Languages: English, Russian and Latvian
  • Favorite dive site: Discovery Bay in El Cabron
  • Favorite part about diving: Spotting the little things! I love finding Octopus and Scorpion fish that are hiding in the cracks. 
  • Favorite fish: Octopus 
  • The color of diving gear: Black and Yellow

Alberto

alberto instructor smiling

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor/ EFR Instructor/ Specialty Instructor

  • Languages: Spanish/English
  • Specialities: Deep, Wreck, Search and Recovery, UW Navigation, Project AWARE, Emergency Oxygen Provider, Night and Enriched Air
  • Favourite dive site: The marine reserve El Cabron
  • Favourite part about diving: EVERYTHING!
  • Favourite fish: Damsel Fish. They are small but mighty
  • Colour of diving gear: Black