Staff | Diving Center Boavista

Leo Saldunbides

PADI Course Director & Base Leader

Diving and the ocean are his great passions. Leo became a PADI Divemaster in 2001, PADI instructor in 2002 and PADI Course Director in 2015. His vast experience includes more than 7000 dives around the world (South America, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Europe, Malaysia and Cape Verde), with more than 2200 students graduated at all PADI levels. He is also the GoPRO – PADI’s Professional level training coordinator.

Dani Santiago

PADI Instructor (OWSI) – Emergency First Response Instructor

The only female in the Boa Vista base. She became a PADI Instructor in 2018. She is a very patient, friendly and communicative instructor. She’s always ready and willing to help. Dani’s background includes a PhD in Human Physiology since 2004.

Domingos Correia

Boat Captain / PADI Divemaster – Emergency First Response Provider + Emergency Oxygen Administration provider

Never loses course-important feature for a Captain!  The competent authority andareready to help everyone within our vessel. You know how few dive spots on the island and are able to guide dives very accurately.

Fernando Cardoso

PADI Instructor (OWSI) – Emergency First Response Instructor 

PADI Instructor and PADI PRO since 2011. Very patient and kind professional. Your dives will always be an enriching adventure with him.


Norberto Veiga

Base Assistant – Emergency First Response Provider / Emergency Oxygen Administration Provider

A unique and hard work person. He’s in charge of setting up logistics in general and often he guides our snorkeling excursions.

Estoril Beach, near Alisios Bar Restaurante, Sal Rei.