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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bella decided working in the dive industry would be a perfect change in career for her.
After completing her Divemaster Training she worked for 6 months as a Divemaster before
becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and joining the Underwater Vision family.
In addition to diving one of Anthony’s passions is underwater photography, if he’s not teaching he’s often fun diving trying to get yet another awesome sea life selfie. Anthony’s enthusiastic and fun personality is contagious making it impossible to not have a great time diving with him.
I’ve been working at Underwater Vision since 1994 – that’s 19 years of dedicated service! The owner of Underwater Vision asked me if I wanted to be the dive boat captain as he watched me grow up working on cargo and fishing boats and I couldn’t say no!