What else do you like non Diving?
Being an Ironman triathlete, like bicycling, swimming, going to the gym or just watching a good soccer game. Also enjoy time.hanging out with family and friends.
What are your personal diving obsessions?
As Sea Ventures is the only Dive Center in Puerto Rico doing Coral Restoration Projects with the support of NOAA, not only working in these projects, but getting involved with conserving and educating everyone either diver or non diver the importance of the coral reefs and showing the coral nurseries that they have and maintain in some of their dive sites are some of Angel Luis diving obsessions.
What type of diving do you like the best?
Diving over some of Puerto Rico’s beautiful reefs close to one of our beautiful little islands and cays watching all kinds of marine life there is to see in the Caribbean Sea.
Why do you love being a PADI Course Director?
Wow!! Going through an IDC is a unique and unforgettable experience and it is pretty rewarding to have an Instructor that did the IDC with Sea Ventures tell you some years later that they are working somewhere else in the world and after comparing newly certified instructors preparation with theirs, they feel pretty confident and better prepared. That is just a great feeling of accomplishment!
What does the future hold for you?
Only accomplishing the goal of letting the world know that Puerto Rico has great diving opportunities and that there is a great place to do your IDC.
What does IDC students think of Angel Luis?
“When I met Angel Luis I came from the states to vacation in Puerto Rico and did my Open Water Diver certification. I traveled a lot and dove in other places, but never the dive professional was as inspiring as Angel Luis. So I went back to Puerto Rico and started my Advanced Open Water with him where he showed such respect to the marine world and a kind of gets to you passion for diving that I just found my career. I moved to Puerto Rico and kept doing other courses with him. Not only he became my mentor during all my training as a PADI recreational and professional, but he became my friend and gave me the opportunity to work with Sea Ventures as a Divemaster and as an Instructor. He is a very humble yet knowledgeable Course Director. Now, I am pretty proud to not only met and get trained by Angel Luis, but I became one of Sea Ventures Staff!!”
Nelson Da Silva, PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor