Meet the team at Octopus Dive School

Our awesome team of professional, fun, friendly staff love living and diving on Roatan. We hope you can come join us on our island paradise soon. We look forward to diving with you! 

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NURIA - Owner of Octopus Dive School and PADI MSDT dive instructor

Nuria is from Spain. She first tried diving in 1999 in Utila. She loved it so much that she stayed and within six months became a Divemaster.  Then, she left for Egypt to complete her Instructor training in 2001 and began teaching in the Red Sea. Since then, she took the scenic route back to the Bay Islands, stopping to teach in Mexico, Kenya, The Canary Islands, then Utila again. Finally, she made it back here to Roatan, where she realized a personal dream and opened up her very own dive school.

How nuria feels about her dive center in roatan

“Octopus Dive School is my life! Since opening in 2005, we have consistently been delivering quality service and personal attention to everyone comes diving with us. I’m living my dream life here on Roatan and I would love you to visit and share it with me.” 


"I've been lucky to dive all over the world over many years. I have never had a better experience with a dive operation than Octopus. From the moment I contacted Nuria (the owner) to set up a week of diving I was treated as a valued old friend. Nuria is warm and friendly, and most important, accommodating....."

SHEVAUN - Octopus Dive School's manager and PADI dive instructor

Shevaun is from Canada. She began her scuba diving journey in the cold waters of Western Canada. Since then, she has dedicated herself to instructing and teaching divers in many locations, including Mexico, Thailand, several Eastern Caribbean islands, and Roatan.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Theater, Shevaun possesses impeccable organizational skills. Her love for interacting with people is evident in her role as our Dive Shop Manager and PADI instructor. Beyond her professional skills, Shevaun also loves  travel writing to share her adventures and experiences with others.

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ALEJANDRO - PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Alejandro is from Spain, where he started diving almost 20 years ago. After having turned his passion for diving into a way of life, in Asia he decided to perfect his teaching method until he became IDC Staff. After another trip through Mexico, he finally combined the experience accumulated in diving with underwater meditation, which gives him a patience and calm that is perceived when you share the water with him. He is also a PADI Equipment Specialist, and can teach all types of specialities.

He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Audiovisual Arts Studies and Veterinary Studies. Alejandro is also a very talented photographer.

PABLO - PADI Dive Instructor

Pablo is from Uruguay, and his first dive was when he was just 9 years old with his father. Growing up in a family of divers, he discovered his love for scuba diving early on and realized that becoming an instructor was his dream, which he achieved in 2008.

Throughout his diving career, Pablo has explored the waters of Roatan, Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico. He loves teaching kids and families, sharing his extensive knowledge and passion for scuba diving.

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Ryan - PADI Dive Instructor

Ryan is from Canada and began his diving journey in Roatan in 2010. Since then, he has explored the waters of Grand Cayman, Fiji, Vancouver, and Caracau. In 2019, his passion for diving led him to receive his PADI Instructor Certification in Roatan and turn his love for diving into a career. Ryan truly loves the sensation of weightlessness and the unparalleled sense of freedom and tranquility that diving offers and loves sharing this experience with others. 

When not diving, Ryan is a talented musician and songwriter. You can find him playing his music at many locations around the island. He is also passionate about nature and travel.

Gustavo - Octopus Dive School's Underwater Photographer

Gustavo is the one in charge of making beautiful memories of your dives. He’s been a professional photographer since 2006 and he’s been living in Roatan for the last 5 years, snapping the best images from our amazing reef. Originally from Argentina, he learned scuba diving in a small town of the northeast of Brazil, Serrambi. It was there where he mixed both passions, diving, and photography.

His underwater photography business is called Deep Photos. He is fully equipped with professional photography gear.  If you want stunning photos to remember your Roatan diving adventures, Gustavo is your guy!

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LANDITO- Our experienced local captain

Landito is our experienced local boat captain, hailing from a family with a long history of boat captains. His intimate knowledge of Roatan’s waters is unmatched. 

Having grown up on boats, Landito spent his formative years assisting his father honing his skills. Before joining Octopus, he served as a captain for other local dive shops. You are in the most capable hands while under his care

"Highly recommended. Wonderful instructors who make you feel passionate about diving and the sea. Love Octopus Dive School!"

We look forward to welcoming you to one of the most experienced dive shops on Roatan.


Octopus Dive School has been operating on Roatan since 2005. We take pride in offering an exceptional personalized service and diver safety is our top priority.