Meet our Staff

The Staff

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JAVIER DE MIGUEL

Dive Center Owner and Manager

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JavierVery experienced diver with over 25 years and over 10,000 dives.  Javier is an expert on local dive sites around the coast of Javea, Denia and Moraira.  His true passion and expertise is in Cave Diving with more than 2,000 dives in caves, and specifically the Cave of Moraig (Max. distance 1000 mt and 60 mt deep), and Cueva del Agua (Murcia), Wales (UK),  Tulum (Mexico), Majorca (Spain) as well as other local caves under exploration.

From a very young age, Javier began practicing Apnea (Free Diving) to explore the local underwater world and today continues to descend to depths of over 30m without scuba.

He is a true lover of the sea with a vast and diverse amount of teaching experience (over 15 years) for private clients and students.

Professional Overview:

  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • IANTD Technical Cave Instructor
  • IANTD Advanced Cave Instructor
  • IANTD Technical Instructor
  • IANTD Trimix Instructor
  • IANTD Advanced EANx Instructor
  • IANTD Essentials Instructor
  • IANTD Open Water Instructor
  • IANTD Sidemount Tech Instructor
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • PADI Cavern instructor
  • PADI Tech Instructor
  • PADI Tech Deep Instructor
  • PROTEC/CMAS Full cave instructor
  • PROTEC/CMAS ** Instructor
  • PROTEC/CMAS *** Free diving Instructor
  • Equipment Specialist Instructor
  • M F A instructor
  • Aquatic Lifeguard
  • First Aid Technician/Instructor
  • Technical maintenance compressors and regulators
  • Professional Boatmaster

Bastien Bellon

IANTD Open Water Instructor

Professional Overview:
Nationality: French
Languages: French, Spanish and English

  • IANTD Open Water Instructor
  • IANTD Sidemount Tec Diver
  • IANTD Technical Cave Diver
  • IANTD Advance Trimix Diver
  • IANTD Technical Diver
  • Nitrox Advanced Diver
  • PADI Divemaster
  • Free Diver

Sergio Hernandez

PADI Open Water Instructor

Professional Overview:
Nationality: Spanish
Languages: Spanish, English, German and Italian

  • PADI Open Water Instructor
  • PADI Trimix Instructor
  • IANTD Technical Diver
  • IANTD Sidemount Tec Diver
  • IANTD Technical Cave Diver
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Mark Newbury

El Marko
Master Scuba Diver Trainer & Tec Instructor

Mark is a veteran Instructor with great experience in shipwreck diving in the UK.  With more than 3000 dives around the world and local Spanish coast and is the Diving Javea guide to the Red Sea!

His strengths are his great patience,  kindness and sensitivity to the treatment of divers, especially beginners!

Professional Overview:

Nationality: British
Languages: English, Spanish and some French

  • MSDT PADI instructor
  • M.F.A Instructor
  • Nitrox Instructor
  • Wreck & Deep Diver Instructor
  • TEK Instructor
  • Boat Master

Volker Schreiber

PADI Open Water Instructor


Professional Overview:

Nationality: German
Languages: German, English and Spanish

  • PADI Open Water Instructor
  • MFR instructor
  • PADI Nitrox instructor
  • IANTD Sidemount Tech Diver
  • IANTD Advance Trimix Diver
  • IANTD Cavern Diver
  • IANTD Intro to Cave Diver

MAURICIO LA PORTA

APNEA ACADEMY FREEDIVING INSTRUCTORMauri2

Born in Gandia in 1970,  he began freediving and spearfishing at the tender age of fifteen. Trained at the prestigious school of Umberto Pelizzarri, he holds different levels of AA and the title of Instructor Apnea Academy International. As a spearfishing expert in medium depths, and is also passionate about deep sea fishing that has led him to practice in places like Ibiza, Menorca, Almeria, Tenerife, Straits of Gibraltar and beyond our borders in the Cuban Caribbean. From 1993 to 1996 he introduced selective Valencia spearfishing,  qualifying for two championships in Spain and participating in the 1995 International Trophy at Villacarlos Menorca. He currently combines his work as a photographer with the teaching of apnea, and is also the official coach of the Synchronized Swimming Aquatic Club, Gandia.

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