Our highly trained team of PADI Professionals are multi-lingual and committed to imparting their passion for the sport of scuba diving and their dedication to safety to all of our students and guests.
My family and I would love to welcome you to Utila and to our home! Underwater Vision and Hotel Trudy are the businesses we have been operating since 1991 but we have been taking visitors to explore the underwater realm for many years before that! I was born and raised on Utila and my family has lived here for many generations.
Diego learned to dive 15 years ago while on vacation in Thailand. Breathing underwater blew his mind and immediately upon completion of his PADI Open Water Diver course, he signed up for the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, his PADI Rescue Diver course and ultimately for a Career as a PADI Instructor. Long gone are the days when he worked tirelessly in his suit and tie as a commodities trader.
Grace is an integral part of our Professional Level dive training team, mentoring our Divemasters in Training and teaching our IDCs and Master Scuba Diver Trainer prep courses and beyond as our second PADI Course Director on staff. Grace is proof that is it possible to live out your dreams working in paradise having a career in Scuba diving.
Sam left a stressful and fast paced job in the heart of London England after making one of the most important decisions of his life: to live in a warmer place and to have a more fulfilling job.
He came to Utila with the idea to make it home for an indefinite amount of time and has happily become a part of the Underwater Vision family.
Traveling the world has always been my dream. During my travels I stumbled upon a true Caribbean paradise; Utila. This is where I discovered a whole new world through SCUBA. I completed PADI Open Water through Divemaster, ‘Zero to Hero”. I had worked as a divemaster for many years, and my passion for the marine world grew with every dive.
After two years at home missing the amazing lifestyle of a professional diver he returned again to Utila to continue his diving career to become and instructor. Sam is very proud to not only be working as a PADI instructor but to be back working at Underwater Vision Dive Centre.
My name is Victoria Ulloa. I am a PADI IDC Staff Instructor, a biologist and a freediver. I was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. After studying biology I became a certified diver at San Andres Island in 2011, I fell in love with the ocean and worked as a researcher in marine ecosystem ecology and coral reef restoration.
Mikey studied Biology for 3 years and gained a Masters Degree in Wildlife Filmmaking. After completing his degree he began working as a commercial diver for the BBC’s Natural History Unit in Bristol, United Kingdom. His passion for diving is only matched by commitment to inform, educate and spread the word on environmental conditions affecting our oceans today.